The Book on 3D Printing is an easy read and a good introduction to the topic of 3D printing for anyone interested to learn more about this exciting topic. The book promises to demystify the topic of 3D printing by covering a range of topics such as the 3D printing industry, 3D printers, 3D modeling software and more.More info →
3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers explores how creative industries are being impacted by 3D printing. Using case studies, the author shows how designers and artist are adopting 3D printing technology and how they integrate it into their creative processes. A must read for those in creative industries with an interest in the latest technological developments.More info →
Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer, teaches readers how to build their own personal fabrication machine. Provided you are comfortable using power tools the authors James Kelly and Patrick Hood-Daniel will walk you through the process of building your very own 3D printer. The required blueprints can be downloaded from the accompanying website.More info →
In 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution Christopher Barnatt, a professional futurist, explores how the onset of 3D printing that we are witnessing today will transform our lives in the future. Barnatt calls the manifestations of 3D printing that we are seeing today as 'just the beginning'. In his book, the author explores what technological advances we can expect in the future including the printing of human organs or the complete transformation of the retail industry.
3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution does not only cover current 3D printing technologies but also comes with an extensive resources section containing information on 3D printer manufacturers, 3D software providers and 3D printing services. Also noteworthy is the extensive glossary that helps guide the layman through all the technical jargon.More info →
3D Printing Blueprints teaches you the tools and techniques of using Blender, a free 3D modelling program, to build 3D models for printing with simple and fun hands-on projects.
The book uses engaging examples that teach Blender modeling for 3D printing through step-by-step lessons. 3D Printing Blueprints starts by explaining you basic modeling principles and how to make simple objects. The following projects all teach you new tools and techniques while making sure that you understand the design principles that need to be respected for 3D printing. The author then shows you how to build objects to repair or replace everyday objects. Finally you’ll be able to even tackle other people’s models and fix them to be 3D printable.
3D Modeling and Printing with Tinkercad is a hands-on guide to the free, web-based 3D modeling software, Tinkercad. The book is packed with photos and practical projects that bring 3D modeling to life. Beginners without any CAD experience need not to worry, the author uses step-by-step examples to guide them through their first modeling steps. The book teaches all relevant techniques such the reader can leverage Tinkercad's full power to even handle advanced projects such as mold making or multi-piece assemblies.More info →
A step-by-step guide walking you through the process of choosing and assembling a 3D printer kit. Comprehensively illustrated this book covers crucial details other books skip.More info →
This book teaches you how to get started in 3D printing using a MakerBot printer. The authors show you how to set up your MakerBot, the basic principles of 3D printing and how to get to your first 3D print. The book also covers solving real-world problems either by downloading free models online or by designing your own objects using some of the common 3D modeling tools.More info →
Technology of home 3D printers is changing at a rapid pace. Make Magazine's 'Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing' is here to help. This edition of the magazine is dedicated to 3D Printing and is definitely a great resource for information on the latest printing technology, reviews of printer models, their prices as well as suggestions around materials and peripherals.More info →
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 →