Desktop or DIY 3D printers are devices you can either buy preassembled as a kit, or build from a collection of parts to design and print physical objects including replacement household parts, custom toys, and even art, science, or engineering projects. Maybe you have one, or maybe you're thinking about buying or building one. Practical 3D Printers takes you beyond how to build a 3D printer, to calibrating, customizing, and creating amazing models, including 3D printed text, a warship model, a robot platform, windup toys, and arcade-inspired alien invaders. You'll learn about the different types of personal 3D printers and how they work; from the MakerBot to the RepRap printers like the Huxley and Mendel, as well as the whiteAnt CNC featured in the Apress book Printing in Plastic. You'll discover how easy it is to find and design 3D models using web-based 3D modeling, and even how to create a 3D model from a 2D image. After learning the basics, this book will walk you through building multi-part models with a steampunk warship project, working with meshes to build your own action heroes, and creating an autonomous robot chassis. Finally, you'll find even more bonus projects to build, including wind-up walkers, faceted vases for the home, and a handful of useful upgrades to modify and improve your 3D printer.
Author: Kalani Kirk Hausman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Dem 3D-Druck gehört die Zukunft und somit all jenen, die sich jetzt schon damit beschäftigen und entsprechende Geschäftsideen entwickeln. Kalani K. Hausman und Richard Horne liefern Ihnen dafür alle Informationen, die Sie brauchen: angefangen bei den unterschiedlichen Typen von 3D-Druckern über die verschiedenen Methoden des Modellentwurfs mittels Software, 3D-Scanner oder Photogrammetrie bis zu den Materialien wie Plastik, Beton, Wachs, Glas, Metall oder Schokolade. Lernen Sie die vielfältigen Einsatzmöglichkeiten des 3D-Drucks kennen, ob im medizinischen Bereich (künstliche Organe, Prothesen), in der Herstellung von Waren wie Kleidung, Spielzeug und Möbeln oder sogar in der Lebensmittelindustrie. Drucken Sie Prototypen Ihres Produkts, um es vor der Produktion zu perfektionieren, und bauen Sie Ihren eigenen sich selbst druckenden 3D-Drucker!
Author: Sara Russell Gonzalez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Planning and implementing a 3D printing service in a library may seem like a daunting task. Based upon the authors’ experience as early adopters of 3D technology and running a successful 3D printing service at a large academic library, this guide provides the steps to follow when launching a service in any type of library. Detailed guidance and over 50 graphics provide readers with sage guidance and detailed instructions on: planning a proposal printer selection tips preparing the location addressing staff concerns for new service developing service workflows and procedures managing inevitable disasters developing policies conducting the “reference interview” for 3D printing staff training tips outreach activities This book brings into one place all the guidance you need for developing and implementing a 3D printing service in any library.
3D Printing for Model Engineersis the first truly comprehensive guide to 3D printing in the context of other creating engineering-based hobbies. It covers using 3D Computer Aided Design; 3D printing materials and best practice; joining and finishing 3D printed parts; making your own metal castings from 3D printed parts; and building your own 3D printer.
3D printing is a nothing short of revolutionary. There may be no other technology that enables the at-home inventor or artist to design, create, and "print" their own parts, artwork, or whatever else can be imagined. Idiot's Guides: 3D Printing takes the true beginner through all of the steps necessary to design and build their own 3D printer and design and print whatever their imagination can conjure up (even another 3D printer). Readers will learn all of the essential basics of 3D printing including materials, parts, software, modeling, basic design, and finishing, and then teach them to take their new skills to the next level to print some simple, fun projects. For readers not interested in building their own 3D printer, there are tips and advice for buying a manufactured printer, buying materials, finding plans and projects online, and much, much more.
Author: Eric Luis
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Release Date: 2016-08-18
3D printing is the cutting-edge technology leading the next medical revolution. With advancements in accuracy, the technology is becoming more prevalent in medical research and application. This book provides a basic guide from how to use some commonly available software to perform 3D segmentation on MRI and CT scans, to preparing the 3D models for 3D printing. The tutorial brings you step-by-step through the process, so it is best to work on the examples while reading.
Author: Frank J. Rybicki
Release Date: 2017-09-27
This book describes the fundamentals of three-dimensional (3D) printing, addresses the practical aspects of establishing a 3D printing service in a medical facility, and explains the enormous potential value of rendering images as 3D printed models capable of providing tactile feedback and tangible information on both anatomic and pathologic states. Individual chapters also focus on selected areas of applications for 3D printing, including musculoskeletal, craniomaxillofacial, cardiovascular, and neurosurgery applications. Challenges and opportunities related to training, materials and equipment, and guidelines are addressed, and the overall costs of a 3D printing lab and the balancing of these costs against clinical benefits are discussed. Radiologists, surgeons, and other physicians will find this book to be a rich source of information on the practicalities and expanding medical applications of 3D printing.
This manual shall provide readers with a glimpse at the secrets of 3D printing, using simple layman's terms and contents to teach the readers about most commonly used 3D printing techniques. Additionally, this manual can also be used as an operating manual of Nobel 3D printers. XYZprinting, Inc. developed the Nobel 3D printers. After releasing the da Vinci 3D printers, XYZprinting started working on a more advanced 3D printer solution to satisfy users who wants to create more intricate and detailed projects while keeping the price tag within acceptable ranges. Technological advancements were developed and improved upon continuously in testing facilities in order to keep the printers up-to-date with the latest developments. This book is mainly divided into several units, including 3D printing technology, the structure of the 3D printer, operation procedure of 3D printing (model building, slicing, and printing) as well as relevant information on the corresponding software, maintenance of the 3D printer and introduction of online resources. For information that is associated with online resources, we also offer links that can be used to open a page in the web browser at any time for you to peruse.
Get to grips with 3D printing and learn to model designs using Blender About This Book From the author who brought you the first practical look at 3D printing with 3D Printing Blueprints Get a comprehensive coverage of the prototyping techniques you need to know to start printing your own 3D designs Rekindle your mathematical genius to design personalized objects for complex puzzles Who This Book Is For If you're new to the world of 3D printing, this is the book for you. Some basic knowledge of Blender and geometry would be helpful, but is not necessary. What You Will Learn Get to know about the different types of 3D printers and their limitations See how Y, H, and T shapes illustrate different ideas of successful 3D design for home 3D printers Set up and configure Blender to model a file for 3D printing Understand material characteristics, printing specifications, tolerances, and design tips Work through the techniques of editing complex meshes, smoothing, combining shapes, and exporting them into STL files for printing Break down complex geometries into multiple simple shapes and model them in layers using Blender Design, manipulate, and export 3D models for 3D printing with Blender Master the art of creating meshes, scaling, subdivision, and adding detail with the Boolean modifier as well as sculpting a custom shape Cut a model into small pieces and understand how to design complex interlocking joints that form a part of a jigsaw puzzle In Detail 3D printing has revolutionized the way that global industries conceptualize and design products for mass consumption. Considered as the next “trillion-dollar” business, every industry is in the race to equip its personnel with techniques to prototype and simplify complex manufacturing process. This book will take you through some simple to complex and effective principles of designing 3D printed objects using Blender. There is a comprehensive coverage of projects such as a 3D print-ready octopus pencil holder, which will teach you how to add basic geometric shapes, and use techniques such as extruding and subdividing to transform these shapes into complex meshes. Furthermore, you'll learn to use various techniques to derive measurements for an object, model these objects using Blender, organize the parts into layers, and later combine them to create the desired object with the help of a 3D printable SD card holder ring design project. The final project will help you master the techniques of designing simple to complex puzzles models for 3D printing. Through the course of the book, we'll explore various robust sculpting methods supported by Blender to create objects. You'll move, rotate, and scale the object, and manipulate the view. You'll edit objects with actions such as bends or curves, similar to drawing or building up a clay structure of different shapes and sizes. By the end of the book, you will have gained thorough practical hands-on experience to be able to create a real-world 3D printable object of your choice. Style and approach This is a hands-on guide to the world of 3D printing. With the help of simple to complex projects, you'll learn various techniques to design 3D printable objects using Blender.
3DP4E, a top resource website for 3D Printing enthusiasts from desktop hobbyists to teachers and businesses is collecting their favorite resources available on the website into a stylish eBook. The eBook contains information and links to 3DP4E’s vast knowledge base of 3D Printing manufactures, artists, products, and services, presented cleanly and succinctly. This guide makes all the tools one would need available to begin their personal journey into the world of 3D Printing.
Learn how to manage and integrate the technology of 3D printers in the classroom, library, and lab. With this book, the authors give practical, lessons-learned advice about the nuts and bolts of what happens when you mix 3D printers, teachers, students, and the general public in environments ranging from K-12 and university classrooms to libraries, museums, and after-school community programs. Take your existing programs to the next level with Mastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library, and Lab. Organized in a way that is readable and easy to understand, this book is your guide to the many technology options available now in both software and hardware, as well as a compendium of practical use cases and a discussion of how to create experiences that will align with curriculum standards. You'll examine the whole range of working with a 3D printer, from purchase decision to curriculum design. Finally this book points you forward to the digital-fabrication future current students will face, discussing how key skills can be taught as cost-effectively as possible. What You’ll Learn Discover what is really involved with using a 3D printer in a classroom, library, lab, or public space Review use cases of 3D printers designed to enhance student learning and to make practical parts, from elementary school through university research lab Look at career-planning directions in the emerging digital fabrication arena Work with updated tools, hardware, and software for 3D printing Who This Book Is For Educators of all levels, both formal (classroom) and informal (after-school programs, libraries, museums).
Author: Christopher D. Winnan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2013-11-22
This book concentrates on three main areas. 1. Easy to read, yet detailed explanations of all the 3D printing related technologies currently available 2. Practical advice on how this technology can be leveraged as a successful business in today's economy. 3. The wider long-term repercussions, including real world examples of how 3D printing is set to change the future of industry. Part 1 of this book presents the various 3D printing systems currently on the market, covering their background, their functionality and their relative pros and cons. Separate chapters offer similarly in-depth examinations of the very latest scanning technologies, 3D modelling software and 3D file archives. Complex technical processes are explained in detail, but using language accessible to readers who are new to this fascinating subject. Part 2 focuses specifically on areas in which a 3D printer can be used to generate income. It examines a wide range of niche markets presenting real world examples and current success stories. In addition, it identifies and explores many unfilled niches that are still wide open. The author talks extensively about his own projects and analyses large amounts of very well researched information that is unavailable elsewhere. Part 3 looks at the bigger picture. Individual chapters concentrate upon emerging materials, how the industry is scaling up production, and where the battle lines are being drawn amongst the complex legal issues. Readers are introduced to the highly disruptive nature of distributed manufacturing, demonstrating many of the global impacts and developments that will transform entire economies in the next ten years. Far from being a dry technical manual, this book addresses three key issues that are important to anybody interested in this rapidly evolving field. What are 3D printers all about? How can they be used to make money? What does the immediate future hold for this amazing technology? Humorous, insightful and inspiring in equal measure.
3D printing can seem like science fiction. Objects appear to be created out of nothing--as if by magic. With your own 3D printer, you can produce exactly the parts and products that you, and maybe only you, need. This book will guide you through your first steps in 3D printing at home. Get started with a solid overview of concepts and techniques. Learn the basics of 3D construction, with essential information on data files and software. Find out what your options are for both kits and ready-to-use printers. Discover what you need to do to make your first 3D printed part, and what it takes to become a 3D printing professional. 3D Printers: A Beginner's Guide will show you what's possible and what's not, with tips and tricks for practical applications with current technologies. If you aspire to use 3D printing for hobbies, crafts, spare parts, custom toys, or model engineering, this book will guide your first steps into a new future.
The Zombie Apocalypse Guide to 3D printing is written for the person who wants to use their printer to make practical, durable items for everyday use. Whether rebuilding civilization from your jungle hideaway, fighting off zombie hordes, or just printing a new plastic bit for your latest project, The Zombie Apocalypse Guide to 3D printing has what you need to get the job done. If you are going to buy just one book for your 3D printing toolbox, this should be it. With 180+ pages and more than 65 illustrations and photos, this easy to read volume contains sections on: - designing for 3d printing - optimizing your designs for strength and printability - printing at 2x+ speed for prototyping - leveraging "vitamins" to multiply the usefulness of your printed designs - how to template and prototype replacement parts - calculating safe working loads for printed objects - basic paradigms for 3D design - calibrating and adjusting your printer - troubleshooting common printing problems - operating your printer from improvised power supplies - and much, much more. With a tongue in cheek nod to the zombie mythos, this volume will enable you to manufacture things on your desktop that you might otherwise have to purchase, painstakingly craft, or do without. Emphasizing independence and solving practical problems, this book will help the reader to design and manufacture new items as well as making perfect fitting repair and replacement parts. No matter what type of 3D printer you use, reading The Zombie Apocalypse Guide to 3D printing will help you to improve your design skills and understand critical technical details, help you to identify and correct common printing problems, and expand your horizons in the 3d printing with the use of the most effective design methods. Paperback, 187 Pages, 68 Illustrations.
Author: Hod Lipson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-01-22
Fabricated tells the story of 3D printers, humblemanufacturing machines that are bursting out of the factory andinto schools, kitchens, hospitals, even onto the fashion catwalk.Fabricated describes our emerging world of printableproducts, where people design and 3D print their own creations aseasily as they edit an online document. A 3D printer transforms digital information into a physicalobject by carrying out instructions from an electronic design file,or 'blueprint.' Guided by a design file, a 3D printer lays downlayer after layer of a raw material to 'print' out an object.That's not the whole story, however. The magic happens when youplug a 3D printer into today’s mind-boggling digitaltechnologies. Add to that the Internet, tiny, low cost electroniccircuitry, radical advances in materials science and biotech andvoila! The result is an explosion of technological and socialinnovation. Fabricated takes the reader onto a rich and fulfillingjourney that explores how 3D printing is poised to impact nearlyevery part of our lives. Aimed at people who enjoy books on business strategy, popularscience and novel technology, Fabricated will providereaders with practical and imaginative insights to the question'how will this technology change my life?' Based on hundreds ofhours of research and dozens of interviews with experts from abroad range of industries, Fabricated offers readers aninformative, engaging and fast-paced introduction to 3D printingnow and in the future.