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Printing in Plastic

Build Your Own 3D Printer

Authors: Floyd Kelly, James, Hood-Daniel, Patrick

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    • Builds on the success of the authors' previous book: Build Your Own CNC Machine
    • Book will be promoted on an author blog that gets 60,000+ unique visitors per month

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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3444-9
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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3443-2
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About this book

Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer is your gateway into the exciting world of personal fabrication. The “printer” that you'll build from this book is a personal fabricator capable of creating small parts and other objects from drops of molten plastic. Design a part using a modeling tool such as Google SketchUp. Then, watch while the fabricator head sweeps back and forth and upwards, depositing plastic in all the right places. You can build anything from a replacement tab to hold a bookshelf in place, to a small art project, to a bashguard for your bicycle. If you can conceive it and design it, you can build it, and you'll have fun doing it!

Printing in Plastic is aimed at creative people comfortable using power tools such as a table saw, circular saw, and drill press. Authors James Kelly and Patrick Hood-Daniel lead you through building a personal fabrication machine based upon a set of blueprints downloaded from their website. Example projects get you started in designing and fabricating your own parts. Bring your handyman skills, and apply patience during the build process. You too can be the proud owner of a personal fabricator—a three-dimensional printer.

  • Leads you through building a personal fabrication machine capable of creating small parts and objects from plastic
  • Provides example projects to get you started on the road to designing and fabricating your own parts
  • Provides an excellent parent/child, or small group project

About the authors

James Floyd Kelly is a professional writer from Atlanta, Georgia. He has written numerous books on multiple subjects, including LEGO robotics, open source software, and building your own CNC machine as well as a 3D printer. He is the editor-in-chief of the number one MINDSTORMS NXT blog, The NXT Step (TheNXTStep.com), where he is joined by fellow NXT experts who share their knowledge and designs with other robot fans around the world.

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Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3444-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3443-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Printing in Plastic
Book Subtitle
Build Your Own 3D Printer
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
James Floyd Kelly and Patrick Hood-Daniel
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3444-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3444-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3443-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 464
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