Recommended 3D Printing Books
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The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success
The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom is an essential guide for educators interested in bringing the amazing world of 3D printing to their classrooms. The book covers the technology, 3D design software, and gives advice for purchasing your first 3D printer. What makes this guide even more valuable is the step-by-step, teacher-tested classroom projects: eighteen challenging but fun projects lead your students to explore science, technology, engineering, maths as well as visual arts and design.More info →
Make: 3D Printing: The Essential Guide to 3D Printers
A reference to help people choose the right 3D printer. Make: 3D Printing reviews the most popular home 3D printer models, 3D printer technology and free CAD packages. The book also covers 3D scanning, printer filaments and 3D printing services. A recommended read for beginners.More info →
3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook
Do-it-yourself 3D printing is a new and exciting technology that gives you the power to make extraordinary things that were previously impossible. 3D printing provides great savings on assembly costs as it offers the capability of printing already assembled products.
This book is a concise guide to creating 3D models and for mastering the skills of 3D printing through a series of easy-to-follow recipes. It covers the detailed process of 3D printing using RepRap machines along with some fundamental 3D printing techniques such as 3D scanning, parametric modeling, and digital fabrication.More info →
3D Printing with Delta Printers
Do you find yourself wondering what the fuss is about a delta 3D printer? Perhaps you’ve decided to buy one but all of your 3D printing friends are busily perfecting their Cartesian printers. Maybe you find yourself stymied by the fact that your delta printer has very different needs for setup, configuration, calibration, and maintenance than Cartesian printers.
3D Printing with Delta Printers contains detailed descriptions of the innovative delta design including unique hardware, software, and maintenance requirements. The book also covers tips for building your own delta printer as well as examples of common enhancements.
This book will enable you to build, configure, and enhance your delta printer. The topics covered will reveal the often-mysterious nuances of the delta design that will enable your printer to compete with the best of what your 3D printer friends can build.More info →
3D Printing with MatterControl
In 3D Printing With MatterControl, Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, the team behind Mastering 3D Printing, explain step-by-step how to use the MatterControl program, which allows you to control many common types of 3D printers (including both cartesian and delta style machines). 3D Printing With MatterControl can stand alone, or it can be a companion to Mastering 3D Printing to show you how to install, configure, and use best practices with your printer and printing software. The book includes both step by step software walkthroughs and case studies with typical 3D printed objects.More info →
Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing
Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing is a book which tries to answer the question "how will 3D printing change my life?". Based on thorough research and expert interviews, Fabricated helps readers understand how 3D printing works and how it may lead to technological and social innovation.
The book is well researched, fact based and the references provided make for ample further reading. Fabricated is a must read for anyone who wants to learn more about 3D printing or anyone who wants to understand the future of manufacturing and distribution.
Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing
Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing is an inspirational and understandable exploration of the creative potential of 3D printing that introduces outstanding projects, key experts, and the newest technologies.More info →
3D Printing for Development in the Global South
This book seeks to answer the question: will 3D printing alleviate poverty and benefit poor communities to any meaningful extent in the Global South? Thomas Birtchnell and William Hoyle assess the development potential of this new technology through concrete case studies such as 3D printed children’s sunglasses in Guatemala and fair-trade filament from recycled waste plastic in India.More info →
3D Printing: Second Edition
3D Printing: Second Edition is a major update of the highly popular 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution. The book provides an extensive overview of all 3D printing technologies, together with a detailed analysis of the 3D printing industry, and broader predictions for future digital manufacturing. Already it is possible to 3D print in hundreds of different plastic, metal and ceramic materials, with pioneers now 3D printing molds, aerospace components, jewelry, works of art, toys and medical devices.
3D Printing: Second Edition is written by Christopher Barnatt features over one hundred interviews, examples and illustrations, and is a valuable resource for all enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, designers, investors and students who want to remain up-to-date with the Next Industrial Revolution.More info →
Practical 3D Printers: The Science and Art of 3D Printing
Practical 3D Printers: The Science and Art of 3D Printing is an excellent book in order to make first steps in 3D printing. Topics covered include a description on how a 3D printer works, what parts it is made of, a quick printer and print material overview, before covering a typical 3D printer “workflow”, an introduction to the various softwares, maintenance instructions as well as quite a few print-at-home projects. The book's language is user-friendly, but the learning curve may be quite steep for beginners – nevertheless a recommended read.More info →