3D Printing

Beginning Google Sketchup for 3D Printing

Beginning Google Sketchup for 3D Printing

The age of 3D printing and personal fabrication is upon us! You’ve probably heard of the incredibly sophisticated, yet inexpensive 3D printers that can produce almost any creation you give them. But how do you become part of that revolution? Beginning Google SketchUp for 3D Printing starts by explaining how to use SketchUp and its plu… Read More »

Getting Started with MakerBot

Getting Started with MakerBot

Ready to join the personal fabrication movement? This hands-on book shows you how to make a wide variety of physical objects with the amazing MakerBot 3D printer. It’s handy when you need a replacement for something lost, broken, or no longer made – like a knob on your stove. You can make things instead of buying them, or solve … Read More »

Blender 3D Printing Essentials

Blender 3D Printing Essentials

Like computing, 3D printing has been around for decades but it was expensive and was only used for making complex prototypes. Now, prices have dropped and third-party printing services such as Shapeways have become available, making the technology available to everyone. Blender is an open source modeling and animation program popular in the… Read More »

Mastering 3D Printing

Mastering 3D Printing

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’… Read More »

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer

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, corner lift, top layers that aren&#… Read More »

3D Printing with SketchUp

3D Printing with SketchUp

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 service, this is a skill you’ll w… Read More »

3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook

3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook

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 creating 3D models and for mastering the s… Read More »

3D Printing with MatterControl

3D Printing with MatterControl

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 stand alone, or it can be a co… Read More »

3D Printing Designs: Octopus Pencil Holder

3D Printing Designs: Octopus Pencil Holder

This book will cover the very basic but essential techniques 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 tran… Read More »

3D Printed Science Projects

3D Printed Science Projects

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 fairs, extra credit, or classroom demonstr… Read More »

3D Printing Designs: Design an SD Card Holder

3D Printing Designs: Design an SD Card Holder

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 ... Read More »

3D Printed Science Projects Volume 2

3D Printed Science Projects Volume 2

Learn physics, engineering, and geology concepts usually seen in high school and college in an easy, accessible style. This second volume addresses these topics for advanced science fair participants or those who just like reading about and understanding science. 3D Printed Science Project Volume 2 describes eight open-source 3D printable m… Read More »

3D Printing with Delta Printers

3D Printing with Delta Printers

Do you find yourself wondering what the fuss is about a delta 3D printer? Perhaps you’ve decided to buy one but all of your 3D printing friends are busily perfecting their Cartesian printers. Maybe you find yourself stymied by the fact that your delta printer has very different needs for setup, configuration, calibration, and maintenance tha… Read More »

3D Printing For Dummies, 2nd Edition

3D Printing For Dummies, 2nd Edition

The bestselling book on 3D printing 3D printing is one of the coolest inventions we’ve seen in our lifetime, and now you can join the ranks of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists who use it to do everything from printing foods and candles to replacement parts for older technologies—and tons of mind-blowing stuff in between! W… Read More »


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