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Mastering 3D printing

Author: Joan C Horvath
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Apress, New York, NY : Distributed to the Book trade worldwide by Springer 2014. ©2014
Series: Technology in action series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 simple toys. Now you're ready to innovate with your 3D printer to start a business or teach and inspire others. Joan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:Horvath, Joan C.
Mastering 3D printing.
Berkeley, CA : Apress, 2014
(OCoLC)891572672
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan C Horvath
ISBN: 9781484200254 148420025X
OCLC Number: 891572672
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 224 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: At a Glance; Introduction; Part 1: Open Source 3D Printers; Chapter 1: A Brief History of 3D Printing; What Is 3D Printing?; Nature's 3D Printers; Historical Additive Manufacturing; Types of 3D Printers; The Early Days of Robotic 3D Printers; The RepRap Movement; The Rise of Crowdfunding; Enabling Technologies; The Arduino; Open Source Code Repositories; A Case Study of Printer Evolution; Summary; Chapter 2: The Desktop 3D Printer; Who Uses Consumer 3D Printers?; Types of Filament-Based Consumer Printers; Cartesian Printers; Deltabots; Kits vs. Assembled Printers. 3D Printer Design ConsiderationsFilament; Frame; Build Platform; Extruder Design; Bowden and Direct-Drive Extruders; Retraction; Nozzles; Moving Parts; Control Electronics; Machine Tool or Computer Peripheral?; Safety and Ventilation; Summary; Chapter 3: Open Source; Open Source Infrastructure; GNU Licenses; Wikis, Forums, and Open Source Repositories; Wiki Accuracy; The RepRap Wiki; Forums; Open Source Repositories; Open Source Pros and Cons; Meeting the Open Source 3D-Printing Community; The Maker Movement; Makerspaces and Hackerspaces; Contributing to the Open Source Community; Summary. Part 2: The 3D Printing ProcessChapter 4: Making a 3D Model; What Makes A Model Printable on A 3D Printer?; 3D Model File Formats; What Does "Watertight and Manifold" Mean?; Scanning a Model; Consumer-Level 3D Scanners; CT Scanners; Downloading and Modifying Existing Models; Models of Everyday Things; Specialized Databases; Creating a New Model; Using a CAD Program; Options for Getting Started Quickly; Tinkercad: Drag and Drop; OpenSCAD: A CAD Programming Environment; Programs for Specific Applications; Engineering and Architecture Programs; Visual-Effects and Sculptural Programs. Virtual Reality Sculpting SystemsDesign Considerations; Complexity Is Free: Hardware as a Service; Speed vs. Customization; Summary; Chapter 5: Slicing a 3D Model; What Is "Slicing?"; 3D Printing as Cooking; Tools and Techniques; Starting a Print and Getting a Model to Stick to the Platform; Brims; Skirts; Rafts; Heated Platforms, Tape, and Other Sticky Stuff; Supporting and Orienting a Model; Support; Orientation; Avoiding Support by Cutting a Model into Pieces; Effects of Layer Height; Speed; Managing Internal Open Space; Bridging; Perimeters; Infill; Details, Details: Retraction. Getting Started: How to Slice an ObjectSlicing Programs: Slic3r; Downloading the Programs; Getting Settings into Your Printer; Slicing a Model using Slic3r in Repetier Host; Alternative Hosting and Slicing Programs; Summary; Chapter 6: Driving Your Printer: G-code; Controlling Your 3D Printer; Understanding G-code; Using Host Programs; Repetier Host; MatterControl; Octoprint; When a Print Starts; During a Print; When a Print Finishes Normally; Getting a Part off the Build Platform; Picking Off Support and Cleaning Up The Print; Restarting or Shutting Off the Printer.
Series Title: Technology in action series.
Responsibility: Joan Horvath.

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