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Getting Started with 3D Printing: A Hands-on Guide to the Hardware, Software, and Services Behind the New Manufacturing Revolution
Make: Getting Started with 3D Printing is a practical, informative, and inspiring book that guides readers step-by-step through understanding how this new technology will empower them to take full advantage of all it has to offer. The book includes fundamental topics such as a short history of 3D printing, the best hardware and software choices for consumers, hands-on tutorial exercises the reader can practice for free at home, and how to apply 3D printing in the readers' life and profession. For every maker or would-be maker who is interested, or is confused, or who wants to get started in 3D printing today, this book offers methodical information that can be read, digested, and put into practice immediately!More info →
France's Le FabShop has extensive experience testing 3D printers and creating digital models for them. From an articulated Makey Robot to a posable elephant model, Samuel N. Bernier and the rest of Le FabShop's team have created some of the most-printed designs in the 3D printing world. This book uses their work to teach you how to get professional results out of a desktop 3D printer without needing to be trained in design. Through a series of tutorials and case studies, this book gives you the techniques to turn a product idea into a 3D model and a prototype. Focusing on free design software and affordable technologies, the exercises in this book are the perfect boost to any beginner looking to start designing for 3D printing.More info →
Even if you've never touched a 3D printer, these projects will excite and empower you to learn new skills, extend your current abilities, and awaken your creative impulses. Each project uses a unique combination of electronics, hand assembly techniques, custom 3D-printed parts, and software while teaching you how to think through and execute your own ideas.
Written by the founder of Printrbot, his staff, and veteran DIY authors, this book of projects exemplifies the broad range of highly personalized, limit-pushing project possibilities of 3D printing when combined with affordable electronic components and materials.More info →
Technology of home 3D printers is changing at a rapid pace. Make Magazine's Annual Guide to 3D Printing is here to help. This edition of the magazine is largely dedicated to 3D Printing and is a great resource for information on the latest consumer 3D printers as well as suggestions around peripheral equipment and other practical 3D printing advice.
If you are looking to buy a new 3D printer, or just want to get an idea on where consumer 3D printing technology is headed then we can only recommend that you get a copy of the Annual Guide to 3D Printing . This is simply the most comprehensive and elaborate 3D printer buying guide there is.
MAKE Magazine is a quarterly publication that focuses on projects aimed at a heavily tech-influenced DIY community also known as the Maker Movement. In this Winter 2013 edition, the MAKE team reviews 16 of the top 3D printers by putting them thorough tests. Results are presented clearly and in easy terms, understandable also for beginners. Apart the detailed buyer guide, the magazine also features an introduction to the field of 3D printing, an overview of 3D printing services, 3D software, scanning software and a few 3D print projects to realize at home.More info →