Book of the Week: The Mechanical Design Process

By on June 25th, 2024 in book

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The Mechanical Design Process [Source: Amazon]

This week’s selection is “The Mechanical Design Process” by David Ullman.

Many 3D printer operators begin by printing pre-designed 3D models, and that’s ok. Some will then pursue CAD tools to learn how to design their own parts. That’s also ok.

The final step is to design not only parts, but assemblies of parts that make up a mechanical device. That’s much harder to do.

This is the stage where self-taught 3D designers run into the wall, and that’s often because they don’t understand how to execute a systematic design process. That would be taught to professional engineers and designers, but casual 3D printer operators may find it challenging.

That’s where this book comes in: it provides an easy to read approach to learning a proper process to design mechanical devices. There IS a step by step process to do so, and this is where you’ll find it.

The material is presented in an increasingly complex series of case studies, each of which offers new learnings for the reader.

If you’re getting into mechanical design then you might consider this book as a way to short circuit the learning process.

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By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!