3D Make And Print

3D Make And Print

4th Edition

3D Make & Print is a comprehensive, inspiring manual for one of the most exciting fields of modern technology – 3D printing. With this stunning new publication from the makers of 3D Artist, you'll learn how to pick and prepare a new 3D printer, how to use and maintain it, and how to create your own 3D models that are perfect for printing. You'll make models with moving parts, realistic replicas of film and game props, you'll master the best finishing techniques for your prints and learn all about the kinds of filaments you can print with. Not only that, you'll also get a free library of ready-made prints with this publication so you can start printing today! Featuring: Get Started With 3D Printing – Everything you need to know about modelling and printing in 3D. Life-saving 3D prints – Discover how 3D printing is helping the medical industry. Make a Troll slayer sword – Look like a badass at the next con you go to! 3D-Print From Scanned Photos – Make lifelike models and print out real people.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
10,32 €(TVA Incluse)

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5 min
create an iphone 6 case

Printer used Makerbot Replicator 2 App name SketchUp Filament used PLA, 18 g Complexity If you own a smartphone, it’s highly likely that you have bought a case to either protect your phone or make it look good (or both!). But have you ever considered modelling your own case? We’re going to reveal how to use SketchUp to create a case for an iPhone 6, which you can then customise and 3D-print. SketchUp is a quick and easy way to create customised 3D models, and being able to create your own case ensures you have complete control over how your phone looks. What’s more, these steps will only take a couple of hours. The beauty of 3D printing is that you can create an infinite variety of objects and designs – you really are limited…

1 min

3D printing is completely changing the world, and with 3D Make & Print you can start changing it too. From 3D-printed organs and prosthetics to tools that have been printed in zero gravity on the International Space Station, not to mention some of the incredible sculptures that redefine what it is possible to achieve in a physical medium, 3D printers are being used in almost every industry to transform the way that we do things and lead us into a bold new future. What’s more, this technology doesn’t just belong to a select few – with desktop 3D printers now cheap enough to be within reach of every home, and open source projects like RepRap and Blender providing us with the hardware and software that we need to build 3D printers…

9 min
sculpt a mecha rhino

Printer used MakerBot Replicator 2 App name Rhino Filament used BronzeFill, WoodFill Complexity It is easy to get so caught up in creating the actual shape of a model that you neglect to consider the surface. With some subjects, it is the surface that holds all of the character, such as textured organic materials or glistening metallic objects. Using this tutorial you will learn how to surface model using Rhino as well as how to print with alternative materials like BronzeFill and WoodFill. We will be making a mecha-style model of a rhino head, though the techniques that we’ll use here can be applied to any model and are a good introduction to the type of surface modelling that is achievable within Rhino. We will be modelling surfaces and creating objects that would be very…

10 min
part 2 from scan to print

Printer used Makerbot Replicator 2 App used ZBrush Filament used PLA Complexity For this tutorial you will be learning how to take your scan and clean it up so that it is ready for 3D printing. Nine times out of ten you get a scan that is messy, so knowing how to clean things up is a great skill to have because you will want to ensure that you get as much accuracy and as little noise as possible in your model. Here we are going to focus on sculpting a 3D-scanned bust in ZBrush by importing the messy broken scan and re-working the model. We’ll also look at how to capture final details using some of the reference images that you took later in the scanning process – you should make use of…

2 min
the expensive, industrial printer

SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) printers are not exactly user-friendly. These machines are usually run by bureaus, with people buying their models from the company rather than buying the printers. The process of SLS is quite different to FDM machines – SLS machines normally use a nylon powder which is put down as an entire layer rather than just where it is needed. This bed is heated constantly at around 150 degrees centigrade. The laser above the bed of powder then maps out the CAD data with an accuracy of 0.1 mm. The laser actually spikes the nylon powder over its melting point of 170 degrees and melts the top layer into the ones beneath it. This fuses the layers together and creates a very strong bond, meaning the parts are…

1 min
a guide to finishing

Imagine spending many hours crafting a beautiful piece of furniture and then leaving it bare. If you left it with just the original work in its natural state, it would not looked finished and would be half the object it has the potential to be. For all of the talk and hype surrounding 3D printing, finishing is rarely mentioned, but it remains a hugely important part of the creation process. From the initial inception to the very final stages, finishing should be considered. It is integral to how well the object will be received. You will need to think about sealing, bonding, painting, sanding and other stages of finishing your product during the idea formation. You need not be concerned that finishing the object will be too difficult. Many of…