Design for 3D Printing

Design for 3D Printing

Scanning, Creating, Editing, Remixing, and Making in Three Dimensions

Book - 2015
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France's Le FabShop has extensive experience testing 3D printers and creating digital models for them. From an articulated Makey Robot to a posable elephant model, Samuel N. Bernier and the rest of Le FabShop's team have created some of the most-printed designs in the 3D printing world. This book uses their work to teach you how to get professional results out of a desktop 3D printer without needing to be trained in design. Through a series of tutorials and case studies, this book gives you the techniques to turn a product idea into a 3D model and a prototype. Focusing on free design software and affordable technologies, the exercises in this book are the perfect boost to any beginner looking to start designing for 3D printing.

Designing for the tool and finding a good tool to fit the design--these are at the core of the product designer's job, and these are the tools this book will help you master.

Foreword by Carl Bass, Autodesk's CEO, a passionate and prolific Maker.

In Design For 3D Printing , you'll:

Learn the different 3D printing technologies Choose the best desktop 3D printer Discover free 3D modeling software Become familiar with 3D scanning solutions Find out how to go from a bad to a good 3D source file, one that's ready-to-print
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Maker Media, 2015.
Edition: First English edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781457187360
Branch Call Number: 621.988 Ber
Characteristics: ix, 149 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Luyt, Bertier
Reinhard, Tatiana


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Sep 15, 2016

I own this book. It's a really good reference as an intro to different types of printers, different types of printing methods, different types of print models (OBJ, STL, etc). What is also is, is a showpiece for Autodesk software on and offline. It is an introduction book. It is an overview book. It's enough to wet your appetite, rouse your curiosity, and expose you to the possibilities of 3D printing. It's a decent, but, not a great book on the subject. It is 145 pages of material covering a broad range of subjects (the rest is contents and index). And it explains it all in an easy to read, easy to follow format. It's fairly current for the technology that's out there. I would recommend it as an entry level look into the possibilities and promise of 3D printing.

Jun 22, 2016

Comprehensive and interesting overall. Excellent resource while becoming familiar with 3D Printing. Quick guide reference to printers, modeling software, file types, fabrication techniques, print services, as well as modeling tips and scanning. Walk through some projects. Colour images - lots of pictures- inside the book.

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