Fabricated The New World of 3D Printing

ISBN-10: 1118350634
ISBN-13: 9781118350638
Edition: 2012
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Description: Until now, 3D printing has been stuff of research labs and DIY geek fairs, but it's ready for its debut the mainstream. 3D printers, combined with low-cost, user-friendly computer-aided design software and vibrant online communities and  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Until now, 3D printing has been stuff of research labs and DIY geek fairs, but it's ready for its debut the mainstream. 3D printers, combined with low-cost, user-friendly computer-aided design software and vibrant online communities and marketplaces, enable regular people to turn their ideas into real objects.Toy makers design historically accurate model trains from old photographs and print identical miniatures. Teachers and students bring book learning to life by sharing design files and 3D printing historical relics and models of human organs. Companies print prototypes of product ideas.And one doesn’t have to own a printer to enjoy the fun. Similar to commercial print shops, a growing number of online 3D print services make the technology available to everyone. Consumers design (or select) their desired object, upload the file to the printer’s web site, and the 3D print service fabricates in a wide range of materials, ranging from hard plastics, to silver, to spongy foam, to food.Written by the people bringing 3D printing to the masses, this book starts at the beginning, describing the market and machines. It then goes on to describe the software, the design and prototyping options, and how to integrate it all into your surroundings, be it at home, work, or school. It ends by discussing the future of this truly groundbreaking new industry. The book includes: Part I: the technology how they work, industrial and hobbyist models, softwarePart II: the businesses the marketplace, companies that sell services and host storefronts, design and prototyping companiesPart III: how to integrate and use 3D printing - to invent, design, teach, or eatPart IV: the future - the power of combining previously incompatible materials, intellectual property and consumer safetyThis is the first thorough introduction to this brave new world, brought to you by the people who are making it happen.

Preface
Everything is becoming science fiction
A machine that can make almost anything
Printing three-dimensional things
The ten principles of 3D printing
Nimble manufacturing: Good, fast, and cheap
Somewhere between mass production and the local farmers market
The blank canvas of the 21st century
Tomorrow's economy of printable products
Like ants with factories
The experience economy
A future economy of printable products
Printing in layers
A manufacturing process at heart
Two families of printers
Cleaning up design files
The raw materials
Design software, the digital canvas
A word processor for drawing
Today's design software
What you design is not (necessarily) what you print
The next generation of design software: digital capture
Bioprinting in "living ink"
The printer of youth
Tissue engineering
CAD for the body
The future
Digital cuisine
Digital gastronomy
Feeding the quantified self
Processed food
A factory in the classroom
Make to learn: Children's engineering
Not a national crisis… but learning should be enjoyable
Now lets see you draw that abstract equation on a graph
Barriers to classroom adoption
The road ahead
Unleashing a new aesthetic
Computers that act like nature
Printing wavy walls and custom gargoyles
Green, clean manufacturing
A tale of two plastic toys
Greener manufacturing
3D printing a more beautiful landfill
Ownership, safety, and new legal frontiers
Printing weapons, drugs, and shoddy products
Rip, mix, and burn physical things
Exclusivity vs. the freedom to innovate
Designing the future
Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
A bicycle for our imagination
The language of shapes
Changing the shape of design tools
The next episode of 3D printing
The three episodes of 3D printing
Cofabrication of multiple materials
Moving from printing passive parts to active systems
The final episode-from analog to digital
Machines making machines
References
Index

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