Mastering 3D Printing

Mastering 3D Printing

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Mastering 3D Printing shows you how to get the most out of your printer, including how to design models, choose materials, work with different printers, and integrate 3D printing with traditional prototyping to make techniques like sand casting more efficient. You've printed key chains. You've printed simple toys. Now you're ready to innovate with your 3D printer to start a business or teach and inspire others. Joan Horvath has been an educator, engineer, author, and startup 3D printing company team member. She shows you all of the technical details you need to know to go beyond simple model printing to make your 3D printer work for you as a prototyping device, a teaching tool, or a business machine. What youa€™ll learna€c The history of 3D printers and the differences between them a€c Why open source is important in 3D printing a€c How to create models and use G-code with your printer a€c How to make a challenging print work well a€c How to choose and print with different materials a€c How to integrate 3D printing into traditional prototyping processesWho this book is for This book is for new 3D printer owners, makers of all kinds, entrepreneurs, technology educators, and anyone curious about what you can do with a 3D printer. Table of Contents Part 1. Open-Source 3D Printers Chapter 1. A Brief History of 3D Printing Chapter 2. The Desktop 3D Printer Chapter 3. Open Source Part 2. The 3D Printing Process Chapter 4. Making a 3D Model Chapter 5. Slicing a 3D Model Chapter 6. Driving Your Printer: G-code Chapter 7. Material Considerations Chapter 8. Case Studies Part 3. 3D Printing Meets Traditional Prototyping Chapter 9. Moving to Metal Chapter 10. Large Prints and Post-Processing Chapter 11. Troubleshooting Part 4. Using Your Printer Chapter 12. Printers in the Classroom Chapter 13. Scientific Visualization Chapter 14: Futures Appendix A: Typical Printer Settings Appendix B: Links and ResourcesDIY Girls is a project currently based at a school in the city of Pacoima, a low- income community in the San Fernando Valley, the northern ... The program starts with 5th-grade girls and puts them on a track to technical careers by teaching them hands-on skills that would not ... Side view of six-helix bundle DNA model. PLA.

Title:Mastering 3D Printing
Author:Joan Horvath
Publisher:Apress - 2014-08-27


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