An Introduction to 3D Printing

An Introduction to 3D Printing

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This book is aimed at an audience consisting of two kinds of readers. The first is people who are curious about 3D printing and want more information without necessarily getting deeply into it. For this audience, the first two chapters will be of greatest interest. They provide an overview of 3D print technology. They also serve to take the confusion out of the jargon and make sense out of such shortcuts as SLA, FFM, FFF, FDM, DLP, LOM, SLM, DMLS, SLS, EBM, EBAM, CAD and others. They describe the basic processes, the materials used and the application of the technology in industry, space, medicine, housing, clothing and consumer-oriented products such as jewelry, video game figures, footwear, tools and what must now seem like an infinity of bunnies, eagles and busts of Star Wars and Star Trek figurines in a dazzling array of colors. This book also addresses the needs of people new to the field who require information in a hurry. Chapter 3 serves as a guide to generating a 3D model by reviewing scanning methodology, the various types of software available to create a model and the steps needed to insure a useful printed object from the 3D model. The chapter has numerous references which, together with the information in the text, will help one find quickly any additional information available on the internet. Keywords: 3D Printing, 3D Software, 3D Hardware, Printing Materials, Scanning, 3D Modeling, Jewelry, Medicine, Housing, SpaceA few are very good, a few are so sparse or so poorly written as to be almost useless and the bulk of the material falls in ... Each of the books have useful material and, if taken all together, give a good overview of the technology and a few useful ... Buying all is an expensive proposition. ... CreateSpace a€c Budman, Isaac and Rotolo, Anthony (2013), The Book on 3D Printing, Amazon Kindle edition a€c Chua, anbsp;...

Title:An Introduction to 3D Printing
Author:Victoria Zukas, Jonas A Zukas
Publisher:First Edition Design Pub. - 2015-05-07


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