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3D Printing: High-impact Emerging Technology - What You Need to Know: Definitions, Adoptions, Impact, Benefits, Maturity, Vendors [Paperback]

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Book Description

11 May 2011
3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that closely emulate the look, feel and functionality of product prototypes.

A 3D printer works by taking a 3D computer file and using and making a series of cross-sectional slices. Each slice is then printed one on top of the other to create the 3D object.

Since 2003 there has been large growth in the sale of 3D printers. Additionally, the cost of 3D printers has declined. The technology also finds use in the jewellery, footwear, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries.

This book is your ultimate resource for 3D Printing. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, analysis, background and everything you need to know.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about 3D Printing right away, covering: 3D printing, Pad printing, Lenticular printing, History of printing, Woodblock printing, Movable type, Printing press, Etching, Mezzotint, Aquatint, Lithography, Chromolithography, Rotary printing press, Offset printing, Hot metal typesetting, Screen printing, Dye-sublimation printer, Phototypesetting, Dot matrix printer, Laser printer, Thermal printer, Inkjet printer, Stereolithography, Digital printing, Additive manufacturing, Three-dimensional space, Prototype, 3D scanner, Rapid prototyping, Selective laser sintering, Fused deposition modeling, Economies of scale, Global spread of the printing press, Digital Light Processing, Stratasys, Sintering, Direct metal laser sintering, 3D microfabrication, Two-photon absorption, Nonlinear optics, Dots per inch, MeshLab, 3D modeling, RepRap Project, Direct digital manufacturing, Digital fabricator, Self-replicating machine, Solid freeform fabrication, Planographic printing, Relief print, D-Shape, Decorative laminate, Dimension (company), Laser engraving, Mimeo.com Inc., Ozalid process, Photogravure, Photozincography, Reprography, Split-fount Inking, Stochastic screening, Surface printing, Thermal transfer

This book explains in-depth the real drivers and workings of 3D Printing. It reduces the risk of your technology, time and resources investment decisions by enabling you to compare your understanding of 3D Printing with the objectivity of experienced professionals.

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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Tebbo (11 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1743042701
  • ISBN-13: 978-1743042700
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 20.3 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,163,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars very little on 3D printing 23 May 2012
This book seems like it was written by copy and pasting a range of web pages and then throwing them together (without any editing) into a book and then printing it. It is very poorly put together, has lots of irrelevant information, such as the history of printing, old printing techniques, and even strange mentions of Einstein's Theory of Relativity with only about 10% of the book actually devoted to 3D printing.

It was a useful collection of a range of techniques, but you would be better off just looking at the Wikipedia article and then following the various links to build up your own knowledge - or buying a more academic book such as:

Rapid Manufacturing: An Industrial Revolution for a Digital Age: An Industrial Revolution for the Digital Age
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book contains only a handful of pages on 3D printing - and little of this is of any value. The book contains material taken from the internet and published as a book... It begins with a statement that 'Some material in the book may be misleading or simply wrong'. What a poor effort.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Never a truer word 31 May 2011
By L. D. Gasman - Published on Amazon.com
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In the first few pages of the book the authors/editors say "Some information in this book may be misleading or simply wrong" No kidding. I would say that the most misleading information in this book is the title. The actual content of this book has very little to do with 3D printing.

There are some nice pictures of Asian prints though!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Get this at Wikipedia for free. 30 Nov 2011
By Steve K. - Published on Amazon.com
All of the text in this book, and all 400+ books from the same author are just cut/paste jobs from Wikipedia articles.

You can get the same info for free from Wikipeadia. So why pay for it?

Also, all of the info is thrown together, very unorganized. In fact, it is confusing.
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accurate title, up to date, overpriced 2 Aug 2011
By Steve - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I am not sure why another reviewer stated that this book has a misleading title, perhaps the reviewer was looking for 2d printing of 3d subjects.

This book is an up to date book on the emerging field which uses a number of techniques to print three dimensional objects.

The book is an interestimg read but hugely overpriced. All of the material is freely available online. This book is little more than a publication of open source material.
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