Make: 3D Printing: The Essential Guide to 3D Printers

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The 3D printing revolution is well upon us, with new machines appearing at an amazing rate. With the abundance of information and options out there, how are makers to choose the 3D printer that's right for them? MAKE is here to help, with our Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. With articles about techniques, freely available CAD packages, and comparisons of printers that are on the market, this book makes it easy to understand this complex and constantly-shifting topic.

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Overview

The 3D printing revolution is well upon us, with new machines appearing at an amazing rate. With the abundance of information and options out there, how are makers to choose the 3D printer that's right for them? MAKE is here to help, with our Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. With articles about techniques, freely available CAD packages, and comparisons of printers that are on the market, this book makes it easy to understand this complex and constantly-shifting topic.

Based on articles and projects from MAKE's print and online publications, this book arms you with everything you need to know to understand the exciting but sometimes confusing world of 3D Printing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781457182938
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/13/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 306,649
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Kaziunas France teaches the "how to make (almost) anything" rapid prototyping course in digital fabrication at the Fab Academy at AS220. She is also the Dean of Students for the Global Fab Academy program. She wears many hats and has worked as an information architect, user experience designer, usability specialist, interaction designer, experimental fabricator, artist and teacher. She loves Providence, Rhode Island and is in the process of scanning and printing it.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Hardware
    • Chapter 1: Getting Started with a 3D Printer
    • Chapter 2: 3D Printer Guide


  • Software
    • Chapter 3: Software for 3D Printing
    • Chapter 4: 3D Design for the Complete Beginner
    • Chapter 5: Getting Started with Slic3r


  • 3D Scanning
    • Chapter 6: Creating and Repairing 3D Scans
    • Chapter 7: Print Your Head in 3D!


  • Materials
    • Chapter 8: Plastics for 3D Printing
    • Chapter 9: Industrial Materials and Methods


  • Services
    • Chapter 10: 3D Printing Without a Printer
    • Chapter 11: Service Providers


  • Finishing Techniques
    • Chapter 12: How to Dye Your 3D Prints
    • Chapter 13: Post-Processing Your Prints
    • Chapter 14: Weathering Your Prints


  • Applications
    • Chapter 15: The Promise of 3D Printing
    • Chapter 16: 3D Printed Gallery
    • Chapter 17: Dream Machine
    • Chapter 18: Desert Manufacturer
    • Chapter 19: How I Printed a Humanoid


  • Other Ways to Make 3D Objects
    • Chapter 20: Milling 3D Objects
    • Chapter 21: White Chocolate Skulls in PLA Trays
    • Chapter 22: Printcrime
    • 3D Printing Resources


  • Index
  • Colophon

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