3-D Printers
A Beginner's Guide

by Oliver Bothmann

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England

155 x 245mm


ISBN 978-185486-274-7

Add to Shopping Cart

What's in my cart?



Extract from back cover of book:

3D-printing is a new craft technique that seems like science fiction. Objects appear to be created out of nothing - as if by magic.

3D-printing will be one of the key technologies for the future, because everybody that is able to use the necessary software will be able to manufacture a lot of things at home. It is set to revolutionise the way everything is made and may change production processes fundamentally forever.

This book shows you the practice of 3D-printing at home. It gives the reader an overview of the basics of this technique and the materials and the knowledge you need fora successful start in the use of 3D-printing. The hardware and software you need is described, and tips and tricks for the practical application of 3D-printing are given.

If you aspire to use 3D-printing for your hobby or for creating other things like spare parts or personalised items, this book is a guide for your first steps into a new future.

About the Author - Oliver Bothmann is a technical journalist based in Germany, a former editor-in-chief of three modelling magazines and published expert on modelling and machinery.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Metric


Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - What is 3D-printing?

Chapter 3 - 3D-Printers

Chapter 4 - The first print

Chapter 5 - Data for printing: Thingiverse etc

Chapter 6 - Your own construction

Chapter 7 - Software for construction and preprint

Chapter 8 - Slicing-software

Chapter 9 - Driving-software

Chapter 10 - Printing practice

Chapter 11 - What can I print?

Chapter 12 - Usage of 3D-printing

Chapter 13 - Service companies

Chapter 14 - Literature and the Internet