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It certainly seems from some of the discussions and comments on makerspace
articles that they are spectacularly noisy! I don't know if they are
noisier per se, but bear in mind that a lot of 3D jobs take as long as
hours to complete, and are making continuous noise throughout.

On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Schmidt, Cynthia M <[log in to unmask]>
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> Greetings Medlibers,
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> My library is hoping to acquire a 3d printer in the near future.  We're
> trying to decide where it should be housed.  Any advice from those who have
> 3D printers?  Is the printer noisy?  Do large groups of people need
> simultaneous access?  Do vehement or boisterous discussions tend to erupt
> in it's vicinity?  Does it require protection from passersby who are not
> trained its use?  Are there furnishings that should ideally be close at
> hand based on the use patterns you've seen?
>
> Thanks for any advice.  I will be happy to summarize responses for the
> list.
> Best wishes,
> Cindy
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