3D Printing for Dummies by Richard Horne; Kalani Kirk Hausman
Publication Date: 2017-05-04
The bestselling book on 3D printing 3D printing is one of the coolest inventions we've seen in our lifetime, and now you can join the ranks of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists who use it to do everything from printing foods and candles to replacement parts for older technologies--and tons of mind-blowing stuff in between! With 3D Printing For Dummies at the helm, you'll find all the fast and easy-to-follow guidance you need to grasp the methods available to create 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs through open source software applications like 123D Catch. Thanks to the growing availability of 3D printers, this remarkable technology is coming to the masses, and there's no time like the present to let your imagination run wild and actually create whatever you dream up--quickly and inexpensively. When it comes to 3D printing, the sky's the limit! Covers each type of 3D printing technology available today: stereolithology, selective sintering, used deposition, and granular binding Provides information on the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of products Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open source designs, software, and hardware Offers strategies for improved success in 3D printing On your marks, get set, innovate!
Fabricated: the New World of 3D Printing by Hod Lipson; Melba Kurman
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
"Fabricated "tells the story of 3D printers, humble manufacturing machines that are bursting out of the factory and into schools, kitchens, hospitals, even onto the fashion catwalk. "Fabricated "describes our emerging world of printable products, where people design and 3D print their own creations as easily as they edit an online document. A 3D printer transforms digital information into a physical object by carrying out instructions from an electronic design file, or "blueprint." Guided by a design file, a 3D printer lays down layer after layer of a raw material to "print" out an object. That's not the whole story, however. The magic happens when you plug a 3D printer into today's mind-boggling digital technologies. Add to that the Internet, tiny, low cost electronic circuitry, radical advances in materials science and biotech and voila The result is an explosion of technological and social innovation. " " "Fabricated "takes the reader onto a rich and fulfilling journey that explores how 3D printing is poised to impact nearly every part of our lives.Readers will meet pioneering teachers, small businesses, artists, surgeons and researchers who are applying 3D printing and innovative design software to expand the limits of what they do Non-experts will learn the basics of 3D printing technologies and design software as explained in lucid, non-technical languageReaders will learn about weird and wonderful applications of 3D printing such as printing food, dental crowns and someday... replacement heart valves, organs and jointsReaders will gain insight into a whole new level of intellectual property challenges as 3D printers enable people to make copies -- even "edit" -- commercial products and works of artReaders with a taste for science fiction will glimpse a not-so-distant 3D printed future that's taking shape as leading researchers explore ways to 3D print smart materials and ready-made robots Aimed at people who enjoy books on business strategy, popular science and novel technology, "Fabricated "will provide readers with practical and imaginative insights to the question "how will this technology change my life?" Based on hundreds of hours of research and dozens of interviews with experts from a broad range of industries, "Fabricated" offers readers an informative, engaging and fast-paced introduction to 3D printing now and in the future. About the authors: Co-authors Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman are leading experts on 3D printing, frequently speaking and advising on this technology to industry, academia, and government. Lipson's lab at Cornell University has pioneered interdisciplinary research in 3D printing, product design, artificial intelligence, and smart materials. Kurman is a technology analyst and business strategy consultant who writes about game-changing technologies in lucid, engaging language.
Planning and implementing a 3D printing service in a library may seem like a daunting task. Based upon the authors' experience as early adopters of 3D technology and running a successful 3D printing service at a large academic library, this guide provides the steps to follow when launching a service in any type of library. Detailed guidance and over 50 graphics provide readers with sage guidance and detailed instructions on: planning a proposal, printer selection tips, preparing the location, addressing staff concerns for new service, developing service workflows and procedures, managing inevitable disasters, developing policies, conducting the “reference interview” for 3D printing, staff training tips, outreach activities. This book brings into one place all the guidance you need for developing and implementing a 3D printing service in any library.