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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (24 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118660757
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118660751
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 314,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“This accessible guide covers everything from how 3D printing works to the transformative impact it could have on our lives” (Tech Monthly, February 2014) “…a handy book that delves into the potential of this new technology” (3D World, June 2014)

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Learn to: Use 3D printing software, hardware, and tools Work with the different types of 3D printing processes and services Follow best practices for 3D printing Create your own RepRap 3D printer 3D printing power to the people! Bring your designs to life with this For Dummies guide Straight from science fiction to your living room! 3D printing is here, and this friendly guide cuts through the technical jargon to show you how 3D printing works, what it can (and can′t) do, some great resources, how 3D printing can be used in business, and cool things you can make yourself, even your own RepRap 3D printer! Amazing advantages — learn about the efficiencies of scale, personalization options, and green aspects of additive manufacturing It′s been done — see how 3D printers are already producing prototypes of medical implants, personalized prosthetics, jewelry, and furniture The right tool for the job — find out what types of printers are needed for different materials What′s online — discover sites where you can acquire open source tools for 3D object models It′s just business — look at the industries being created by the advances in 3D printing, and some that will have to adapt Check ′em out — review various consumer–level 3D printers Rappin′ about RepRap — get a list of components, materials, and software you need to build your own RepRap printer, with step–by–step instructions Open the book and find: Opportunities that 3D printing presents A comparison of traditional and additive manufacturing The different types of 3D printing A few limitations of current technology What 3D printing can mean to medicine Materials used in rapid prototyping Sources for CAD software and 3D scanners Some ethical issues about 3D printing

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I'm interested in 3D printing for making things for my research lab. The early chapters in this book are every enthusiastic but perhaps a little bit O.T.T. For instance the idea that we'll all be printing burgers and that this will remove the need for animals is a bit daft, to be perfectly frank. Likewise the idea that the poorest of the poor in Africa's murkier corners will whip out a 3D printer and build themselves a shelter is a bit loony. The later chapters on building a 3D printer were very helpful. So overall, a handy book for a noob like me but quite a lot of hot air in the earlier parts of the book.
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A better title might be "How To Build A 3D Printer". This book has a split personality. It covers the basic idea of 3D printing and then launches into a blow by blow account of building a printer. I find it curious with so many models available that a book aimed at 'Dummies' describes building a printer. Back in the day I don't recall anyone suggesting that you build your own a) Dot matrix printer b) Laser printer or c) Ink jet printer.
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Top Marks for making the book readable funny and enjoyable. Reading a dull book always makes learning harder. One down side is they make some wild claims about where 3D printing will lead us. Some of them are great ideas and if they did them it would be great. Others are well out there with Capt Kirk and friends. The technical information and the tips are great and very helpful. Over all a must read for people thinking about 3D printing,
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A must have book for anyone contemplating 3D printing, whether it is a self-build model or a factory constructed one, this book gives you the ability to build and configure the software to run it. There are also pointers to where you can get downloads for all the functions you will need and more.
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Good book for getting an insight into 3d printing. Its useful for proving information about the different types of printers along with fixs to common operating issues.
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This is a very Interesting book , gives you a good idea of the future of manufacturing.
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A lot of words, could probably have had 33% less pages. Only the last few chapters on how to build and run a 3D printer.
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