There have been a number of fascinating 3D printing books emerge, but we believe this one could be the best yet.
It’s published by 3D Hubs, the Netherlands-based 3D printing community network, I suspect in an effort to help their participants, both 3D printer operators and 3D print requestors understand the process of 3D printing a lot better.
The topic of 3D printing has been covered relatively poorly by the mass media, leading to all kinds of confusion over the past few years. Today I still run into people who think 3D printing is like the Replicator on Star Trek. It is most definitely not, although conceptually it is similar.
What these people should do, and even you, dear reader, is to take a close look at the new 3D Hubs book, “The 3D Printing Handbook”. It’s written in a gentle style that leads you through the myriad of current methods of achieving 3D printing, including not only the styles we see on inexpensive desktop equipment, but ALL other currently used 3D printing processes.
These include, in 3D Hubs terms:
- Material Extrusion
- Vat Polymerization
- Powder Bed Fusion
- Material Jetting
- Binder Jetting
- Direct Energy Deposition
- Sheet Lamination
Do you know what these are? If not, get a copy of this book and find out. The book includes fabulously easy to understand graphics and examples that will take your understanding from basic to at least intermediate level.
Not only are the processes explained, but also are the best ways of using each process, including design optimization, best applications and post processing techniques - for EACH technology.
If you can make it through this book, you will definitely have a much greater understand of what 3D printing really is, and how best you can make use of it. Highly recommended.
As we said in our testimonial on the back:
Whether you are a novice or a well-aged veteran , you will certainly find many things you don’t yet know in this book.
Finally, this book includes a USD$50 credit towards use of 3D Hubs’ services, so the net cost to you should be close to zero.