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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (April 2, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1511572027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1511572026
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am an engineer and use 3D printing at work and at home, and learned a lot about 3D printing and designing and optimizing parts for the 3D printing process from this book. I will use what I learned to improve my designs and to get better prints.

These areas are especially useful to me:
- Part orientation on the print bed to optimize strength.
- Ways to divide your model into several pieces to improve strength, surface finish and make it print more reliably.
- A formula and good explanation of the relationship between nozzle diameter and wall thickness to ensure thin walls will be filled properly and not unintentionally hollow.
- Excellent illustrations on snap fit designs and design factors to consider to make them work properly.
- Design guidelines for fastening and joint design with suggested tolerances to use as a starting point.

I will definitely reread this book and use it as a reference when designing and printing parts, and when troubleshooting failed prints.
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An excellent book, both new comers to the world of 3D printing and for experienced users looking for a quick reference or refresh.

In the world of 3D printing the number of potential problems are as numerous as their possible solutions and it would be impossible for any book to give advise to cater for each specific scenario. However, if you're looking to design better models or further your understanding of what works and why, look no farther.
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Short and to the point, this book has some great ideas for working with 3D printed designs. It clearly states the issues and provides nice real world solutions to the types of problems you can run into. I'm still a 3D printing newbie and this was a great help to me. The Kindle version suffers from poor rendering of the images, so I would go for the PDF version of the book.
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Provides an excellent reference to help with specific issues that arise in different situations in 3D printing. I teach high school and have about 45 students that 3D print designs regularly. It provides a very clear and concise reference for issues that students need to aware of to improve their final product quality.
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Only buy this book if you are specifically interested in FFM process printing in materials like ABS, PLA. It isn't really about general construction for solid model making , but model making for this process.
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This is probably the best book on design for 3D printing.
The book is very clear, with practical examples. It covers each and every one of the areas that anyone who wants to design something to be printed need to know.
Simply superior!
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Not the easiest book to understand, could use some more detailed explanations, but it is very valuable as a resource and has helped me. I believe that as I become more experienced, it will become even more valuable. Recommended,,
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An excellent "handbook" that would have saved med a lot of time and filament if I had it earlier. Although it is a pretty dry reading experience, the author writes down very helpful guidelines for making various sorts of pieces, and it is a must-have for anyone serious about 3D-printing.
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