March 14, 2013

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The Maker Movement is upon us. Chattanooga led the U.S. in manufacturing 100 years ago. Now, 3D printers are changing the world. A new generation of “manufacturers” are in town—CHA Makers—hosting Maker Day, a showcase to introduce the city to the wonders of the rapidly developing technology of 3D printing.

This event, scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at the downtown library, will feature the Makers and their printers, HD model displays, informational kiosks and informative programs, including speakers from local industrial and business interests, educators and others who have a vision of how 3D printing and additive manufacturing will shape our region.

Maker Day is designed to be both fun and educational, and aspires to stimulate interest in 3D printing and additive manufacturing. The event will coincide with Teen Tech Week, which includes Chattanooga’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) schools, student teams from the University of Tennessee and the intrepid Makers who have obsessively promoted 3D printing when no one had a clue what that meant.

If you don’t have a clue, plan on attending this free event, one of many new uses of The Public Library’s Fourth Floor and an eye-opening view into this fascinating new technology.

Maker Day: Thinking in 3D

11 a.m.-4 p.m. • The Fourth Floor • The Public Library • 1001 Broad St. •

March 14, 2013

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