When we talk about 3D printing we talk about tencology, and as such it is constantly evolving, so researching through 3D printing books becomes almost essential. On the market there are books for all levels and for all budgets. There are many blogs, this one for example (I3DP), which deal with virtually all points of 3D printing, are up to date and with constant news. Why then these “immutable” books on 3D printing? The answer is simple. Books do not have the space limits of online articles and can carry on a unified discourse. A book will give you the necessary knowledge with due calm.
In this article I have collected 9 texts that will go from clarifying your ideas to getting you new ideas and initiatives. From guides for beginners, to talk about design and prototyping! Enjoy reading!
3D Printing For Dummies (Recommended – 3d printing books)
3D printing is one of the coolest inventions we’ve seen in our lifetime, and now you can join the ranks of business people, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists who use it to do everything from printing foods and candles to replacement parts for older technologies—and tons of mind-blowing stuff in between! With 3D Printing For Dummiesat the helm, you’ll find all the fast and easy-to-follow guidance you need to grasp the methods available to create 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs through open source software applications like 123D Catch.
Thanks to the growing availability of 3D printers, this remarkable technology is coming to the masses, and there’s no time like the present to let your imagination run wild and actually create whatever you dream up—quickly and inexpensively. When it comes to 3D printing, the sky’s the limit!
- Covers each type of 3D printing technology available today: stereolithology, selective sintering, used deposition, and granular binding
- Provides information on the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of products
- Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open source designs, software, and hardware
- Offers strategies for improved success in 3D printing
On your marks, get set, innovate!
3D Printing Projects
This user-friendly family guide to 3D printing is packed with exciting ideas for how to design and print your own toys, gadgets, and models, and doesn’t even require any specialist software.
Using freely available software, 3D Printing Projects provides inspiration and step-by-step visual instruction for both simple builds and more complicated pieces—from coat hooks and small treasure boxes to chess sets and model cars. From designing to scanning to modeling to digital sculpting to slicing to printing, this how-to guide covers it all. Information on the 3D printing revolution and the science behind how it works is also included, so kids can learn even before doing.
Supporting STEAM initiatives and the Maker Movement, 3D Printing Projects is sure to get young makers creating and innovating.
3D Printing Failures: 2019 Edition: How to Diagnose and Repair ALL Desktop 3D Printing Issues
This 3d printing book has been entirely revamped and rewritten to encompass all of the updates in the 3D printing industry. Over 50% longer than the previous edition, this 2019 version of 3D Printing Failures has 8 new chapters, dozens of updated photographs, and has each chapter rewritten.
Functional Design for 3D Printing: Designing 3d printed things for everyday use
(Recommended – 3d printing books)
Functional Design for 3D Printing 3rd Edition is your guide to the intersection of design, 3d printing, and utility. This volume will demonstrate design practices that expand the possibilities for durable, functional objects. Your functional models will print quickly and reliably, delivering the full potential of the “desktop factory”. Functional Design for 3D Printing will help you to: Turn your ideas into practical designs that print reliably and assemble into durable, functional objects Maximize strength for utility and estimate working and failure load ratings Minimize printing time, material use, and weight Minimize the chance of print failure, ensuring reliable prints on a variety of machines and software Design printable hinges, latches, interlocking parts, and other functional elements.
Design printable electronic breadboards, prototypes, and simple components Integrate flexibility and multiple materials into your functional designs Solve bed adhesion and warping problems at the design level, improving print reliability Select the correct structural paradigm(s) for each application Know how and when to include dedicated support structures into your model for maximum printability If you are an experienced designer, Functional Design for 3D Printing will present design principles and practices that will help you to quickly model functional, printable objects. This volume will help you to improve and accelerate your design and prototyping work-flow. If you are a novice designer, Functional Design for 3D Printing will be a useful introduction, supplement, and reference for functional design. This volume will give you the technical framework for you to improve your expertise with a minimum of trial and error frustration, and will be your go-to guide for design solutions.
3D Printers: A Beginner’s Guide (Recommended for beginners – 3d printing books)
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.
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.
3D Printing: A beginner’s guide (Recommended – 3d printing books) <— The cheapest!!!
This book will help you start print and also give an insight as to should you buy a printer in the first place or get your printing done by a third party. 3D Printing is not for everyone, there is a lot of doing the same thing over and over again to get it right and you will need to download and master a few other programs to enable your printing. None of this is difficult but it may not be what you were expecting.
The A-Z 3D Printing Handbook: The Complete Guide to Rapid Prototyping
Available for free download with email subscription at SD3D.com (http://www.sd3d.com/handbook/)
This handbook covers everything one needs to know when researching, starting, and using FDM 3D printers. The A-Z 3D Printing Handbook includes tutorials, explanations, and everything in between that can help you print like a pro.
Everything within this book was written and designed by Sean Aranda of SD3D. Sean came on board with little experience in the 3D printing field in early 2015 and has made sure to include everything he has learned through training, tutorials, and trial and error.
Check out Sean’s new, far more indepth book- 3D Printing Failures on Amazon now!
Mastering 3D Printing (Technology in Action) (Recommended for experts – 3d printing books)
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.
3D Printing for Model Engineers: A Practical Guide
Since the release of the first commercially available 3D printer in 2009, a thriving consumer market has developed, with a huge variety of kits now available for the home constructor. In their short existence, these printers have developed into capable machines able to make robust and useful objects in a wide range of materials. 3D Printing for Model Engineers – A Practical Guide provides the first truly comprehensive guide to 3D printing in the context of other creative 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. Filled with real world examples and applications of 3D printing, this book is based on practical experience and is the essential guide to getting the most from your 3D printer. Illustrated throughout with 446 colour images.
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