3d Printing
  • 3d Printing
  • 3d Printing
ISBN: 0262536684
EAN13: 9780262536684
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 12, 2019
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.5905512" H x 6.929134" L x 5.03937" W
Weight: 0.4784031 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

An accessible introduction to 3D printing that outlines the additive manufacturing process, industrial and household markets, and emerging uses.

The use of 3D printing--digitally controlled additive manufacturing--is growing rapidly. Consumer models of 3D printers allow people to fabricate small plastic objects, from cabinet knobs to wedding cake toppers. Industrial uses are becoming widespread, as businesses use the technology to fabricate prototypes, spare parts, custom-fitted prosthetics, and other plastic or metal items, often at lower cost and with greater efficiency than standard manufacturing. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, John Jordan offers an accessible introduction to 3D printing, describing the printing process, industrial and household markets, and emerging uses.

Jordan outlines the stages of 3D printing, from idea to software model to a printable file that slices the planned object into printable layers to the finished object itself. He describes additive technologies, consumer 3D printing in homes and schools, mass customization (which can create tens of millions of unique items), and industrial uses. Jordan explains that although 3D printers have not become the ubiquitous home appliance once predicted, they are making inroads into mass markets; and he discusses the business factors that may hinder industry Read More chevron_right

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