You have heard about 3D Printing in the news and all over the Internet. The guys on the Big Bang Theory got a 3D printer, and even President Obama mentioned 3D Printing in the State of the Union address. By now you might be wondering: What the heck is 3D Printing? And why is everyone so excited about it? If you have been searching for answers, you already know that information about 3D Printing can be hard to find and often difficult to understand.
The Book on 3D Printing was written with you in mind; the Everyday Inventors -- designers, teachers, parents, and kids -- who will soon change the world with this astonishing technology. But before you can do that, you have to know how to use it! This book will take you on a tour of the growing 3D Printing industry and explain everything you need to know to start designing and printing your own creations. (No experience or fancy degree required!)
From the Back Cover
3D PRINTING has the potential to change the way we make, buy and use just about everything. It has even been called a “New Industrial Revolution,” promising a rebirth of manufacturing and a future where objects can be conjured up instantly at home. Even with so much attention, information about 3D Printing has not always been easy to find, and until now, may have been difficult to understand.
The Book on 3D Printing is an approachable resource for enthusiasts and trend-watchers, as well as 3D printing beginners, hobbyists and professionals who want to get better acquainted with the technology. The Book explores the 3D printing industry and the inner workings of additive manufacturing machines, or 3D printers, as well as machine features, materials, online communities, modeling software, and more. With easy-to-follow descriptions and illustrations, The Book will demystify the topic for anyone buying, using or enjoying a 3D printer.
is an artist, designer and lifelong inventor. He has logged thousands of hours on his own 3D printer, producing models, prototypes and finished products. His 3D-printed artwork has been featured at the London Science Museum and other venues. email
is a professor at Syracuse University and a leading expert on digital technologies. He is the founding director of the Starship NEXIS, a research laboratory that explores new and experimental areas like social networking and 3D printing.