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Practical 3D Printers

The Science and Art of 3D Printing

Authors: Evans, Brian

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  • Whether you are just getting started with personal 3D printing or already have a little experience, Practical 3D Printers explains everything you need to know to calibrate and customize your printer, and find, design, and create amazing objects from digital 3D models.

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Desktop or DIY 3D printers are devices you can either buy preassembled as a kit, or build from a collection of parts to design and print physical objects including replacement household parts, custom toys, and even art, science, or engineering projects. Maybe you have one, or maybe you're thinking about buying or building one. 

Practical 3D Printers takes you beyond how to build a 3D printer, to calibrating, customizing, and creating amazing models, including 3D printed text, a warship model, a robot platform, windup toys, and arcade-inspired alien invaders. You'll learn about the different types of personal 3D printers and how they work; from the MakerBot to the RepRap printers like the Huxley and Mendel, as well as the whiteAnt CNC featured in the Apress book Printing in Plastic.

You'll discover how easy it is to find and design 3D models using web-based 3D modeling, and even how to create a 3D model from a 2D image. After learning the basics, this book will walk you through building multi-part models with a steampunk warship project, working with meshes to build your own action heroes, and creating an autonomous robot chassis. Finally, you'll find even more bonus projects to build, including wind-up walkers, faceted vases for the home, and a handful of useful upgrades to modify and improve your 3D printer.

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4393-9
  • 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 978-1-4302-4392-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical 3D Printers
Book Subtitle
The Science and Art of 3D Printing
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Brian Evans
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-4393-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-4393-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-4392-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 332
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