Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014 and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014 on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014 [Paperback]

Mark Frauenfelder
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
RRP: 6.50
Price: 6.40 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 0.10 (2%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 1 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 6.08  
Paperback 6.40  

Book Description

5 Dec 2013

It’s 3D Printing: The Next Generation! The technology’s improving, prices are dropping,new models are hitting the market, and 3D printers are appearing on desktops, workbenches, lab shelves, and kitchen tables all over the world. Not only are we seeing better, faster, and cheaper 3D printers, we’re also seeing new printing materials, easier-to-use design software, powerful scanning technology, and the rise of an entire ecosystem of 3D peripherals and services that support 3D printing technology.

Make’s second annual 3D Printing Guide is once again your go-to resource for discovering the latest information in this fast-changing field of printers, software, projects, and accessories. Inside, you'll find up-to-date reviews on the latest in 3D printing technology, feature and model comparisons, tutorials and stories about 3d printing, and some of the coolest 3d printed objects out there.


Frequently Bought Together

Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014 + Make: 3D Printing: The Essential Guide to 3D Printers + 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution
Price For All Three: 26.40

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: Maker Media, Inc; 1 edition (5 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1457183021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1457183027
  • Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 21.4 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is a writer and illustrator living in Los Angeles, and the editor of MAKE. He is the cofounder of the popular Boing Boing weblog and was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Top 3D Printing Guide 30 July 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Although very American based this magazine/booklet provides an excellent start point for those taking up 3D printing. It opens up pathways to many sources of information and includes articles which get you started on routes for improvement. My copy has been referred to so many times it is now curled at the edges. Definately a good buy and one for the reference collection.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  15 reviews
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read before you purchase a 3D printer; and a great spring-board for ideas 31 Dec 2013
By James Dinsmore - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Book Review: Make's Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing

Make magazine has put together a most comprehensive publication on 3D printing. In usual Make style, it begins with how various printers work with clear explanations of the technology. They also give the intriguing history; who made the innovations, how early challenges were overcome and how they have proliferated.

In some respects, this is a thorough buyer's guide, promoting both the brand advertising of various 3D printers; along with critical reviews and comparisons of key features. With prices ranging from $300 to over $3000USD this kind of help is needed to make an informed purchase.

This publication also explores the legal ramifications of 3D printing; from plastic guns to copyright infringement. It examines the “who is responsible” question if you provide a technology that someone else abuses.

The Maker community is an eclectic mix of artist, engineers, tinkers and hackers; so there is a section showcasing the outstanding artistic work that only a 3D printer could produce. Making this kind of technology available to the masses is certain to transform the world as we know it.

Then there are numerous examples of how practical a 3D printer in the home would be; from replacing broken parts so that appliances may be repaired rather than discarded (how GREEN!) to making useful items yourself (like guitar picks) rather than having to run across town to purchase them.

There are articles on how 3D printing is being used in medicine to construct cartilage, heart valves and bone replacement.

For the entrepreneur, there are examples of individuals who have created a personal business around 3D printed products.

A guide like this would not be complete without delving into the various materials employed by 3D printers, their physical characteristics and properties and suitability for particular types of projects. There is also rich material on the software applications that are used to create the models and run the printers, how slicer's work and what one needs to know about resolution.

The complimentary tool for a 3D printer is a 3D scanner, and this guide has an ample section devoted to making scanning technology as accessible as that of printing.

Finally, this guide is a great springboard for project ideas...it is extremely stimulating and full of creative examples of what is possible.

Shop O'Reilly Catalog page
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More up to date, but lost some of the depth 16 Feb 2014
By M. Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
There is still value in getting the one they published 2 years ago. The tests were more exhausting, and the sample models that each printer made were easier to compare. This still has good articles about the future.
The printer in the middle of the cover isn't even for sale yet, and the company is being sued for patent infringement. Not sure I would be "reviewing" unobtanium.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good guide 19 Jan 2014
By Rene Medel P. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Nice reviews, good topics and well selected criteria.
Good work and keep doing this in the future.

Good ways to learn.
5.0 out of 5 stars good info 25 Jun 2014
By pool boy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Nice book, will give you a lot of great tips, the rest is up to you.
Shoot for free software and after you master that, buy good printer, so far makerbot replicator2 seems to be the best
Don't be stingy, you don't want to end up with slow, cheap, stinky printer
By the time you master software (Blender, Rhinoceros5 or OpenScad) printers prices will drop.
The key is to go step by step. get rid of the urge to buy printer first
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent roundup of 3d printers 21 Jun 2014
By B. Walsh - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book reminded me of the car magazine "shootouts" where they have a group of cars and test them all to see which is better. The additional articles help to keep things interesting and I feel like they were honest in their reviews.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback