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3D Printing: Build Your Own 3D Printer and Print Your Own 3D Objects

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Want something? Print it–with your own 3D printer!

 

Right now, you can print practically any 3D object you can imagine–from toys to gadgets to replacement parts, and beyond! All you need is a 3D printer…and they’re simpler and cheaper than you ever imagined. This full-color, step-by-step guide will get you started–and if you want, it’ll even walk you through building your own 3D printer from an inexpensive kit.

 

Packed with colorful photos and screenshots, it explains all the crucial details other books skip. You’ll walk through choosing and assembling your new 3D printer kit…brainstorming and designing new objects with free software…and then printing them on your brand-new 3D printer.

 

3D printing is today’s hottest new technological revolution, and this book takes you right to the cutting edge!

 

  • Discover how 3D printers work and what you can do with them
  • Compare and choose your first 3D printer–either pre-built or kit
  • Assemble Printrbot Simple, one of the world’s easiest 3D printer kits
  • Install and configure software that tells your 3D printer what to do
  • Print your first 3D project from an existing object file
  • Use free Tinkercad software to create your own original 3D models
  • Explore AutoDesk’s free software for 3D printing
  • Use Print-It-For-You services for projects your home printer can’t handle
  • Find great 3D printing projects and models on the Web
  • Imagine creative new uses for your 3D printer

 

 

 

Synopsis:

This lush, 4-color book uses a straightforward, photo and screenshot-rich design to teach the reader everything he/she needs to know about 3D printing technology. 3D printing can be intimidating to many people. The machines are getting simpler, but there’s still a software and hardware component that can be overwhelming to people not familiar with them. 3D printing doesn’t have to be difficult to understand or use – and this book will provide super-simple explanations and instructions that other books on the subject are missing. New 3DP owners don’t want to spend a lot of time reading about how the technology works. 

 

This book touches on that, but gets right to the heart of the matter and shows readers how 3D printing isn't sci-fi and it isn't only for the geeks. It tackles and simplifies topics such as CAD, XYZ coordinate system, and STL files, and teaches readers how to brainstorm a 3D object, how to design it with AutoCAD software, and ultimately how to print it on a printer the reader built him or herself!

 

This book provides sidebars with useful websites that outline cool and interesting projects/devices. This book uses as little non-technical jargon as possible, and focuses on easy-to-understand explanations for topics such as XYZ coordinates, CAD (Computer Aided Design), and STL files. Many people still believe that 3D printing is the province of the uber nerdy, but we're here to show that readers young and old will understand just how easy it is to build a 3D printer, connect it to a computer, design a 3D object with simple (and free) software, and then print that object in plastic.

 

Purchasers of the book will also receive access to a series of short streaming web videos that demonstrate many of the software techniques used in the book as well as some videos of the 3D printer assembly and use.

 

About the Author

James Floyd Kelly is a technology writer with degrees in English and Industrial Engineering. James has written on a wide variety of topics, including programming for kids, LEGO robotics, open-source software, and building 3D printers. James is a DIYer—a tinkerer and a maker who enjoys learning new skills whenever possible. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and two young boys.

Table of Contents

Introduction 

Chapter 1 - What is 3D printing?

Chapter 2 - Introducing the Printrbot Simple

Chapter 3 - Building the Printrbot Simple

Chapter 4 - Connecting the Printrbot Simple with a Computer

Chapter 5 - Introducing Autodesk 123D (free version)

Chapter 6 - Creating Your First 3D Object

Chapter 7 - Printing Your First 3D Object

Chapter 8 - More 3D Objects to Build

Chapter 9 - Further Explorations with Your 3D Printer

Chapter 10 - Alternatives to the Printrbot Simple

Appendix A - Websites/Books/Magazines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789752352
Author:
Kelly, James Floyd
Publisher:
Que
Subject:
Microsoft Windows-Windows 95 Applications
Subject:
CAD-CAM - General
Subject:
3D printing; Printrbot; AutoCAD; printing in plastic; fabricating; fabrication; 3D model
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.179 x 7.127 x 0.284 in 261 gr

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This lush, 4-color book uses a straightforward, photo and screenshot-rich design to teach the reader everything he/she needs to know about 3D printing technology. 3D printing can be intimidating to many people. The machines are getting simpler, but there’s still a software and hardware component that can be overwhelming to people not familiar with them. 3D printing doesn’t have to be difficult to understand or use – and this book will provide super-simple explanations and instructions that other books on the subject are missing. New 3DP owners don’t want to spend a lot of time reading about how the technology works. 

 

This book touches on that, but gets right to the heart of the matter and shows readers how 3D printing isn't sci-fi and it isn't only for the geeks. It tackles and simplifies topics such as CAD, XYZ coordinate system, and STL files, and teaches readers how to brainstorm a 3D object, how to design it with AutoCAD software, and ultimately how to print it on a printer the reader built him or herself!

 

This book provides sidebars with useful websites that outline cool and interesting projects/devices. This book uses as little non-technical jargon as possible, and focuses on easy-to-understand explanations for topics such as XYZ coordinates, CAD (Computer Aided Design), and STL files. Many people still believe that 3D printing is the province of the uber nerdy, but we're here to show that readers young and old will understand just how easy it is to build a 3D printer, connect it to a computer, design a 3D object with simple (and free) software, and then print that object in plastic.

 

Purchasers of the book will also receive access to a series of short streaming web videos that demonstrate many of the software techniques used in the book as well as some videos of the 3D printer assembly and use.

 

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