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. Horvath shows you all of the technical details you need to know to go beyond simple model printing to make your 3D printer work for you as a prototyping device, a teaching tool, or a business machine.
This book covers a surprising variety of ways that the beginning printer can get started using it, whether it's for a science project, to replace a broken piece for something at home, an art class, or for the school play. This book will help turn anyone into a 3D printer enthusiast.
Written in a tutorial, step-by-step manner, 3D Printer Projects for Makerspaces, shows how to use Fusion 360, SketchUp, Meshmixer, Remake, and Inkscape to create fun and useful things. Scanning, slicers, silicone molds, settings, and build plate orientation are also covered, as well as post-processing methods that will make your prints really pop! Inside, you'll learn to model, analyze and print a: phone case, coin bank, cookie cutter and more!
Learn about the technology, exciting powerful new design software, and even advice for purchasing your first 3D printer. The real power of the book comes from a variety of teacher-tested step-by-step classroom projects. Eighteen fun and challenging projects explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, along with forays into the visual arts and design.