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Functional Design for 3D Printing 2nd edition: Designing 3D printed things for everyday use Paperback – April 2, 2015
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had hoped for more details on how to perform some of the optimizations suggested, but all that was presented was the need to optimize. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Otto Johansen
Unlike many other currently available books about 3D printing, which are heavy with ra-ra encouragements about how great 3D printing is and how everyone can excel with a little... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gary E. Albers
The book lacks of in depth technical analysis as to designing for 3d printing,limiting itself as to some basic concepts. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not a bad summary of design issues experienced with 3D printed parts and products. Provides some strategies for printing to promote strength in printed assemblies. Read morePublished 2 months ago by 3DJS
This book provides a wealth of rules, guidelines, and insights to help you create designs that print and behave properly. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bradford Needham
I am a 3D printing beginner but an engineer. This is an excellent book for serious 3D printing design instruction. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carnufex G
This is a great book! Very good information about what to do and what not to do when using a 3D printer. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good book to learn the 'philosophy' of 3D printing. Gave me insight into making stronger, better parts.Published 7 months ago by M. A. Catlin