Publication Date: 2013-02-11
Fabricated tells the story of 3D printers, humble manufacturing machines that are bursting out of the factory and into schools, kitchens, hospitals, even onto the fashion catwalk. Fabricated describes our emerging world of printable products, where people design and 3D print their own creations as easily as they edit an online document. A 3D printer transforms digital information into a physical object by carrying out instructions from an electronic design file, or 'blueprint.' Guided by a design file, a 3D printer lays down layer after layer of a raw material to 'print' out an object. That's not the whole story, however. The magic happens when you plug a 3D printer into today's mind-boggling digital technologies. Add to that the Internet, tiny, low cost electronic circuitry, radical advances in materials science and biotech and voila! The result is an explosion of technological and social innovation. Fabricated takes the reader onto a rich and fulfilling journey that explores how 3D printing is poised to impact nearly every part of our lives. Aimed at people who enjoy books on business strategy, popular science and novel technology, Fabricated will provide readers with practical and imaginative insights to the question 'how will this technology change my life?' Based on hundreds of hours of research and dozens of interviews with experts from a broad range of industries, Fabricated offers readers an informative, engaging and fast-paced introduction to 3D printing now and in the future.
Publication Date: 2013-12-13
The 3D printing revolution is well upon us, with new machines appearing at an amazing rate. With the abundance of information and options out there, how are makers to choose the 3D printer that's right for them? MAKE is here to help, with our Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. With articles about techniques, freely available CAD packages, and comparisons of printers that are on the market, this book makes it easy to understand this complex and constantly-shifting topic.Based on articles and projects from MAKE's print and online publications, this book arms you with everything you need to know to understand the exciting but sometimes confusing world of 3D Printing.
Makerspaces in Libraries
Publication Date: 2015-08-20
Makerspaces-sometimes referred to as hackerspaces, backspaces, and fablabs-are creative spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. Makerspaces are becoming increasingly popular in both public and academic libraries as a new way to engage patrons and add value to traditional library services. Discover how to create a makerspace within your own library using this step-by-step guidebook. Highlights and best practices include, budgeting and business planning for a library makerspaces, getting started with Arduino (illuminate your library with LED ambient mood lighting), becoming familiar with 3D printers through practical printing projects (seed bombs), hosting a FIRST Robotics Team at the library, developing hands-on engagement for senior makers (squishy circuits) Book jacket.
Worlds of Making
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
Makerspaces: Your questions answered here! Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers. From inception through implementation, you'll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you: Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace Align activities to standards Showcase student creations Use this must-have guide to painlessly build a robust, unique learning environment that puts learning back in the hands of your students!
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Idiot's Guides - 3D Printing
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
ALL NEW TITLE AND TOPIC IN ONE-COLOUR 3D printing is a nothing short of revolutionary. There may be no other technology that enables the at-home inventor or artist to design, create and 'print' their own parts, artwork, or whatever else can be imagined. Idiot's Guides: 3D Printingtakes the true beginner through all of the steps necessary to design and build their own 3D printer and design and print whatever their imagination can conjure up (even another 3D printer). Readers will learn all of the essential basics of 3D printing including materials, parts, software, modeling, basic design, and finishing, and then teach them to take their new skills to the next level to print some simple, fun projects. For readers not interested in building their own 3D printer, there are tips and advice for buying a manufactured printer, buying materials, finding plans and projects online and much, much more.
Mastering 3D Printing
Publication Date: 2014-08-27
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're ready to innovate with your 3D printer to start a business or teach and inspire others. Joan Horvath has been an educator, engineer, author, and startup 3D printing company team member. She 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. What you'll learn * The history of 3D printers and the differences between them * Why open source is important in 3D printing * How to create models and use G-code with your printer * How to make a challenging print work well * How to choose and print with different materials * How to integrate 3D printing into traditional prototyping processes Who this book is for This book is for new 3D printer owners, makers of all kinds, entrepreneurs, technology educators, and anyone curious about what you can do with a 3D printer. Table of Contents Part 1. Open-Source 3D Printers Chapter 1. A Brief History of 3D Printing Chapter 2. The Desktop 3D Printer Chapter 3. Open Source Part 2. The 3D Printing Process Chapter 4. Making a 3D Model Chapter 5. Slicing a 3D Model Chapter 6. Driving Your Printer: G-code Chapter 7. Material Considerations Chapter 8. Case Studies Part 3. 3D Printing Meets Traditional Prototyping Chapter 9. Moving to Metal Chapter 10. Large Prints and Post-Processing Chapter 11. Troubleshooting Part 4. Using Your Printer Chapter 12. Printers in the Classroom Chapter 13. Scientific Visualization Chapter 14: Futures Appendix A: Typical Printer Settings Appendix B: Links and Resources
Publication Date: 2014-07-17
A makerspace is an area in a library where users can use tools and equipment to design, build, and create all sorts of different things. It may be a dedicated room or a multipurpose space in which a collection of raw materials and resources can be utilized as desired. Projects range from prototyping product designs with 3D printers, to programming robots, to creating art out of recycled items. This practical guide will help librarians .develop, budget for, and implement makerspaces; .write grant proposals for funding; .and understand the mindset behind the maker movement in order to meet patron needs. Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians also includes useful case studies, descriptions of equipment and new technologies, and models for planning and assessing projects."