IMAGINE being able to create a design, and then have it printed so you can hold it.
This exciting innovation is now at Taree TAFE.
"It can be used to print one-off jobs, original designs or rapid prototype manufacture. You can touch it, feel it see if it works, then you can produce your design in other materials like rubber, steel or plastic." Richard Griffiths head teacher of manufacturing and engineering at Taree TAFE said.
You could have a sketch on a piece of paper and contact Richard to get that idea created into a real object. Or you could come along and learn how to use the software that can 3D model your design then learn how print on the 3D printer.
"What would take a toolmaker two days on five different machines we can now produce a working assembly prototype in three hours.
You can save time, money and revision cycles using the 3D printer" Richard said
This technology has unlimited potential across many industries, businesses and training.
The medical industry, cooking, fashion, art, architecture, building and of course manufacturing and engineering.
Taree TAFE is offering the first courses on how to make 3D objects and use the 3D modelling program.