3D Printing is a faster, more cost-effective method for building prototypes from three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) drawings. 3D Printing provides a fundamental overview of the general product design and manufacturing process and presents the technology and application for designing and fabricating parts in a format that makes learning easy. This user-friendly book clearly covers the 3D printing process for designers, teachers, students, and hobbyists and can also be used as a reference book in a product design and process development.
"This text provides foundational education to the reader on the implementation of printing as well as on the technical skills required to use the latest generation of printers. I recommend this book as a monograph that goes beyond the textbook material for any individual currently looking into or working toward using 3D Printing."
—Jeffrey Agular, Idaho National Laboratory, USA, MRS Bulletin, June Issue 2018
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2. How Does 3D Printing Work?
3. Design of a 3D Printer
4. Calibrating the 3D Printer
5. Materials for 3D Printing
6. Classifications of Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing Systems
7. Scanning and Reverse Engineering
8. Common Applications of 3D Printers
9. 3D Printing in Medicine
10. How to Select Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printer
Appendix A: Glossary of Terms
Appendix B: List of Abbreviations
Appendix C: MATLAB Program for Expert System