3D Printing

3D Printing allows for individual users to create physical objects from digital models that have been rendered in a computer-aided design (CAD) program

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Introduction to 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing, allows for individual users to create physical objects from digital models that have been rendered in a computer-aided design (CAD) program. This new technology has provided a wider demographic of users with access to low-cost rapid prototyping and has revolutionized many different professional fields, including the automotive, manufacturing, biomedical, industrial, architectural, and art sectors.


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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! With 3D Printing For Dummies at the helm, you'll find (read more)


3D printing is the hottest new technology. It allows just about any at-home inventor, artist, or engineer to design, create, and "print" their own parts, artwork, or whatever else can be imagined -- all at very reasonable costs. Idiot's Guides: 3D Printing explores this new revolution by explaining all of the basics of materials, parts, software, modeling, design, and finishing. The book (read more)

What if people could make toys, foods, or even body parts using a computer printer? They can! Modern programmers and scientists have figured out a way to make three-dimensional versions of almost anything they can design on a computer. This title covers the latest, greatest advances in 3D printing, from how it works to how it's used in homes, schools, and workplaces. Accessible language, (read more)

3D printers are already being used to create clothing, cars, houses, and even human organs. Huge changes in manufacturing, medicine, transportation, architecture, and other areas of modern life are likely to take place as a result of advances in 3D printing.

3D printing is revolutionizing health care. 3D printers are now used to make low-cost prostheses, replace diseased organs, produce new pharmaceuticals, and create models to guide surgeons through difficult operations. This cutting-edge technology has the potential to make health care more affordable, more personalized, and more available to people around the world.