Books: 14

3D Printing

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Ideas for your classroom, science fair or home
This book describes how to create 3D printable models that can help students from kindergarten through grad school learn math, physics, botany, chemistry, engineering and more. Each of the eight topics is designed to be customized by the reader to create a wide range of projects suitable for science more » fairs, extra credit, or classroom demonstrations. Science fair project suggestions and extensive "where to learn more" resources are included, too. You will add another dimension to your textbook understanding of science. In this book, you will learn:  To create (and present the science behind) 3D printed models. To use a 3D printer to create those models as simply as possible. New science insights from designing 3D models.  Who this book is for: This book shows parents and teachers how to use the models inside as starting points for 3D printable explorations. Students can start with these models and vary them for their own explorations. Unlike other sets of models that can just be scaled, these models have the science built-in to allow for more insight into the fundamental concepts. « less
2016
Design an SD Card Holder
*** Key Features *** * This book shows you how to design from a reference to physical objects that can be easily represented by simple basic objects in Blender (cube, cylinder, sphere, and so on) by measuring them * This is the only book on the market that shows you how to take your first steps to more » create 3D printed objects that are able to interact with existing objects * Learn how to utilize Blender's functionality to make your designs more precise and accurate *** Book Description *** Want to model a 3D printed prototype of an object that needs to be replaced or broken? This book will teach you how to accurately measure objects in the real world with a few basic measuring techniques and how to create an object for 3D printing around the objects measured. In this book, you'll learn to identify basic shapes from a given object, use Vernier and Digital calipers and grid paper tracing techniques to derive measurements for the objects. With the help of measurements, you'll see to model these objects using Blender, organize the parts into layers, and later combine them to create the desired object, which in this book is a 3D printable SD card holder ring that fits your finger. *** What you will learn *** * Gain techniques to accurately measure the objects with rules, manual calipers, and digital calipers * Break down complex geometries into multiple simple shapes and model them in layers using Blender * Scale and re-scale a model to fit based on volume or size constraints * See how to multishell geometries and auto-intersections using the Boolean Modifier *** About the Author *** Joe Larson is one part artist, one part mathematician, one part teacher, and one part technologist. It all started in his youth on a Commodore 64 doing BASIC programming and low resolution digital art. As technology progressed, so did Joe's dabbling, eventually taking him to 3D modeling while in high school and college, and he momentarily pursued a degree in Computer Animation. He abandoned the track for the much more sensible goal of becoming a math teacher, which he accomplished when he taught 7th grade math in Colorado. He now works as an application programmer. When Joe first heard about 3D printing, it took root in his mind and he went back to dust off his 3D modeling skills. In 2012, he won a Makerbot Replicator 3D printer in the Tinkercad/Makerbot Chess challenge with a chess set that assembles into a robot. Since then, his designs on Thingiverse have been featured on Thingiverse, Gizmodo, Shapeways, Makezine, and other places. He currently maintains the blog http://joesmakerbot.blogspot.in/, documenting his adventures. *** Table of Contents *** 1. 3D Printing Basics 2. Beginning Blender 3. Measuring Basics 4. An SD Card Holder Ring « less
2016
Get to grips with 3D printing and learn to model designs using Blender
ABOUT THIS BOOK * From the author who brought you the first practical look at 3D printing with 3D Printing Blueprints * Get a comprehensive coverage of the prototyping techniques you need to know to start printing your own 3D designs * Rekindle your mathematical genius to design personalized objects more » for complex puzzles WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR If you're new to the world of 3D printing, this is the book for you. Some basic knowledge of Blender and geometry would be helpful, but is not necessary. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Get to know about the different types of 3D printers and their limitations * See how Y, H, and T shapes illustrate different ideas of successful 3D design for home 3D printers * Set up and configure Blender to model a file for 3D printing * Understand material characteristics, printing specifications, tolerances, and design tips * Work through the techniques of editing complex meshes, smoothing, combining shapes, and exporting them into STL files for printing * Break down complex geometries into multiple simple shapes and model them in layers using Blender * Design, manipulate, and export 3D models for 3D printing with Blender * Master the art of creating meshes, scaling, subdivision, and adding detail with the Boolean modifier as well as sculpting a custom shape * Cut a model into small pieces and understand how to design complex interlocking joints that form a part of a jigsaw puzzle IN DETAIL 3D printing has revolutionized the way that global industries conceptualize and design products for mass consumption. Considered as the next “trillion-dollar” business, every industry is in the race to equip its personnel with techniques to prototype and simplify complex manufacturing process. This book will take you through some simple to complex and effective principles of designing 3D printed objects using Blender. There is a comprehensive coverage of projects such as a 3D print-ready octopus pencil holder, which will teach you how to add basic geometric shapes, and use techniques such as extruding and subdividing to transform these shapes into complex meshes. Furthermore, you'll learn to use various techniques to derive measurements for an object, model these objects using Blender, organize the parts into layers, and later combine them to create the desired object with the help of a 3D printable SD card holder ring design project. The final project will help you master the techniques of designing simple to complex puzzles models for 3D printing. Through the course of the book, we'll explore various robust sculpting methods supported by Blender to create objects. You'll move, rotate, and scale the object, and manipulate the view. You'll edit objects with actions such as bends or curves, similar to drawing or building up a clay structure of different shapes and sizes. By the end of the book, you will have gained thorough practical hands-on experience to be able to create a real-world 3D printable object of your choice. STYLE AND APPROACH This is a hands-on guide to the world of 3D printing. With the help of simple to complex projects, you'll learn various techniques to design 3D printable objects using Blender. « less
2016
*** Key Features *** * Learn how to make complex shapes by editing basic ones * Make printable objects from multiple shapes and parts * Learn how to design from scratch, without a reference to physical objects *** Book Description *** This book will cover the very basic but essential techniques more » you need to model an organic and functional object for 3D printing using Blender. Starting with pen and paper and then moving on to the computer, you will create your first project in Blender, add basic geometric shapes, and use techniques such as extruding and subdividing to transform these shapes into complex meshes. You will learn how modifiers can automatically refine the shape further and combine multiple shapes into a single 3D printable model. By the end of the book, you will have gained enough practical hands-on experience to be able to create a 3D printable object of your choice, which in this case is a 3D print-ready octopus pencil holder. *** What you will learn *** * Get to know the guiding principles required to create 3D printer-friendly models * Understand material characteristics, printing specifications, tolerances, and design tips * Master the art of modifying basic shapes with Blender's powerful editing tools: extrude, loop cuts, and other transformations * Learn techniques of editing complex meshes, smoothing, combining shapes, and exporting them into STL files for printing *** About the Author *** Joe Larson is one part artist, one part mathematician, one part teacher, and one part technologist. It all started in his youth when he worked on a Commodore 64, doing BASIC programming and low-resolution digital art. As technology progressed, so did Joe's dabbling, eventually taking him to 3D modeling while in high school and college, and he temporarily pursued a degree in computer animation. He abandoned this field for the much more sensible goal of becoming a math teacher, which he accomplished when he taught 7th grade math in Colorado. He now works as an application programmer. When Joe first heard about 3D printing, it took root to his mind, and he went back to dust off his 3D modeling skills. In 2012, he won a Makerbot Replicator 3D printer in the Tinkercad/Makerbot Chess challenge with a chess set that assembles into a robot. Since then, his designs on Thingiverse have been featured on Thingiverse, Gizmodo, Shapeways, Makezine, and other places. He currently maintains the blog http://joesmakerbot.blogspot.in/, documenting his adventures. *** Table of Contents *** 1. Octopus Pencil Holder 2. Prologue « less
2016
In 3D Printing With MatterControl, Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, the team behind Mastering 3D Printing, explain step-by-step how to use the MatterControl program, which allows you to control many common types of 3D printers (including both cartesian and delta style machines). 3D Printing With MatterControl can more » stand alone, or it can be a companion to Mastering 3D Printing to show you how to install, configure, and use best practices with your printer and printing software. The book includes both step by step software walkthroughs and case studies with typical 3D printed objects. Whether you are a "maker" or a teacher of makers, 3D Printing with MatterControl will show you how to get the most out of your printer with the new standard for open source 3D printing software. While there are books available on 3D printers, and even a few on software to make models for printers, there are few good sources covering the software that actually controls these printers. MatterControl is emerging as the leading open source software for 3D printers, and  3D Printing With MatterControl covers this new standard in this brief book. « less
2015
Get started printing out 3D objects quickly and inexpensively! 3D printing is no longer just a figment of your imagination. This remarkable technology is coming to the masses with the growing availability of 3D printers. 3D printers create 3-dimensional layered models and they allow users to create more » prototypes that use multiple materials and colors.  This friendly-but-straightforward guide examines each type of 3D printing technology available today and gives artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and hobbyists insight into the amazing things 3D printing has to offer. You’ll discover methods for the creation of 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs with the help of this timely For Dummies  guide. * Includes information on stereolithography, selective sintering, fused deposition, and granular binding techniques * Covers the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of traditional products from magazines to material goods * Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open-source designs, software, and hardware * Addresses the limitations of current 3D printing technologies and provides strategies for improved success 3D Printing For Dummies is the must-have guide to make manufacturing your own dynamic designs a dream come true! « less
2014
Over 80 fast-paced recipes to help you create and print 3D models
Do-it-yourself 3D printing is a new and exciting technology that gives you the power to make extraordinary things that were previously impossible. 3D printing provides great savings on assembly costs as it offers the capability of printing already assembled products. This book is a concise guide to more » creating 3D models and for mastering the skills of 3D printing through a series of easy-to-follow recipes. It covers the detailed process of 3D printing using RepRap machines along with some fundamental 3D printing techniques such as 3D scanning, parametric modeling, and digital fabrication. « less
2014
Real-world case studies to help you design models in SketchUp for 3D printing on anything ranging from the smallest desktop machines to the largest industrial 3D printers
As 3D printing is becoming more accessible, it is important for designers and architects to know how to utilize the technology. SketchUp is a popular 3D modelling tool and is among the easiest programs to work with as a beginner. Whether printing on your desktop, or outsourcing to a commercial 3D print more » service, this is a skill you'll want in your portfolio. Starting with an overview of 3D printing technologies, you will learn how to design SketchUp models for 3D printing, set up a template for 3D printing, explore the specific requirements for a 3D printable model, and look at the essential SketchUp extensions for 3D printing. You will start by printing a simple 3D model, progress to importing images that can be used to make 3D models, and move on to tweaking the model for specific 3D printers. « less
2014
Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer by Charles Bell is your guide to keeping your 3D printer running through preventive maintenance, repair, and diagnosing and solving problems in 3D printing. If you've bought or built a 3D printer such as a MakerBot only to be confounded by jagged edges, more » corner lift, top layers that aren't solid, or any of a myriad of other problems that plague 3D printer enthusiasts, then here is the book to help you get past all that and recapture the joy of creative fabrication. The book also includes valuable tips for builders and those who want to modify their printers to get the most out of their investment. Good fabrication begins with calibration. Aligning the print bed to support deposition of medium in three dimensions is critical. Even off-the-shelf machines that are pre-built must be aligned and periodically realigned throughout their life cycle. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer helps you achieve and hold proper alignment. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer also helps with software and hardware troubleshooting. You'll learn to diagnose and solve firmware calibration problems, filament and feed problems, chassis issues, and more. « less
2014
Mastering 3D Printing shows you how to get the most out of your printer, including how to design models, choose materials, work with different printers, and integrate 3D printing with traditional prototyping to make techniques like sand casting more efficient. You've printed key chains. You've printed more » simple toys. Now you're ready to innovate with your 3D printer to start a business or teach and inspire others. Joan Horvath has been an educator, engineer, author, and startup 3D printing company team member. She shows you all of the technical details you need to know to go beyond simple model printing to make your 3D printer work for you as a prototyping device, a teaching tool, or a business machine. « less
2014