Make: 3D Printing - Print

Make: 3D Printing - Print

This book arms readers with everything they need to know to understand the world of 3D printing, from choosing your first printer to understanding CAD software.



The 3D printing revolution is well upon us, with new machines appearing at an amazing rate. With the abundance of information and options out there, how are makers to choose the 3D printer that's right for them? MAKE is here to help, with our Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. With articles about techniques, freely available CAD packages, and comparisons of printers that are on the market, this book makes it easy to understand this complex and constantly-shifting topic. Based on articles and projects from MAKE's print and online publications, this book arms you with everything you need to know to understand the exciting but sometimes confusing world of 3D Printing.

  • Full-color and richly illustrated
  • Compares many of the available and affordable 3d printers available
  • Introduces the reader to popular open source and free design (CAD) and printer control (CAM) software
  • Provides the readers with everything they need to know to understand 3d printing
  • 3D printing is not a new technology, but affordable 3d printing is. A high-quality, easy-to-use 3D printer can be had for anywhere between $300 and $2500. 3D printing allows you to take 3D models created in inexpensive or free tools, and using a heated nozzle, lay down plastic layer-by-layer to make your object real.