3D printer at new tech hub’s digital equipment showcase

A 3D printer similar to this will be at the Boston hub on Wednesday.
A 3D printer similar to this will be at the Boston hub on Wednesday.

State-of-the-art digital equipment - including a 3D printer - will feature as part of a new technology hub launching in Boston.

And local businesses and students wil have access to it.

Based at the newly-opened £1.6 million Enterprise Zone at Boston College, the hub will offer free use of a desktop 3D printer, a hand-held colour 3D scanner and a high-precision laser cutter and engraver.

The hub will give people the chance to learn more about emerging technologies, test out equipment before making a purchase, access workshops and network.

It is being launched by Lincolnshire County Council’s onlincolnshire project during the college’s Technology Showcase event, taking place at the Enterprise Zone between 10am and 3pm on Wednesday, October 30.

The event will feature a combination of displays, machinery and short seminars for visitors and students to see how technology and engineering underpins the success of business across a range of sectors.

Coun Colin Davie, executive member for economic development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The hub is a fantastic resource for Boston, offering a great opportunity for young and talented entrepreneurs to link up with a range of businesses.

It will give local employers the chance to get ‘hands on’ with some of the very latest technology, helping them to develop and grow their business.”

The hub is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

People attending the event will be able to get an up-close look at a range of machinery and see video demonstrations, while the short seminars will be a chance for local businesses to tell their story directly to students and visitors.

Exhibitors at the Technology Showcase will include BAE Systems, Burdens, Turners Distribution, GB Security Group, Rolec Services, Sports Bike Shop and QV Foods.

Paul Collins, director of business development at Boston College, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the latest onlincolnshire Technology Hub.

“It is a major development for local employers and learners and we hope that it will provide the spark to ignite technology-driven economic growth in Boston and the surrounding area.”