3D Printing For Dummies

3D Printing For Dummies

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The bestselling book on 3D printing
3D printing is one of the coolest inventions we've seen in our lifetime, and now you can join the ranks of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists who use it to do everything from printing foods and candles to replacement parts for older technologies and tons of mind-blowing stuff in between! With 3D Printing For Dummies at the helm, you'll find all the fast and easy-to-follow guidance you need to grasp the methods available to create 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs through open source software applications like 123D Catch.
Thanks to the growing availability of 3D printers, this remarkable technology is coming to the masses, and there's no time like the present to let your imagination run wild and actually create whatever you dream up quickly and inexpensively. When it comes to 3D printing, the sky's the limit!
Covers each type of 3D printing technology available today: stereolithology, selective sintering, used deposition, and granular bindingProvides information on the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of productsWalks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open source designs, software, and hardwareOffers strategies for improved success in 3D printing
On your marks, get set, innovate!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 188 x 234 x 20mm | 550g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • 1119386314
  • 9781119386315
  • 79,196

About Richard Horne

Richard Horne (RichRap) has worked as an engineer, marketer, and product designer. He blogs and shares ideas on making 3D printing easier for everyone. Kalani Kirk Hausman has experience as an IT consultant, enterprise architect, auditor, and ISO. He conducts research on integrating 3D-printed materials into educational curricula.
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Review 3D-printing technology available today Construct a RepRap 3D printer using open-source designs Get strategies for successful 3D printing Make your ideas take shape Thanks to the growing availability of 3D printers, you can actually create whatever you dream up--quickly and inexpensively. With this handy guide at the helm, you'll find all the fast and easy-to-follow guidance you need to build 3D-printable objects. Find out how to use designs, software, and even photographs to turn your concepts into creations. Get ready to discover that when it comes to 3D printing, the sky's the limit! Inside ... Types of 3D printers Useful production materials Sources for 3D printables Assembling structural elements RepRap control electronics Calibrating your 3D printer How 3D printing is changing business Web-based 3D printing
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