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Printing in Plastic

Build Your Own 3D Printer

  • Authors
  • Patrick Hood-Daniel
  • James Floyd Kelly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 1-5
  3. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 7-26
  4. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 27-34
  5. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 35-48
  6. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 49-67
  7. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 69-86
  8. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 87-117
  9. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 119-134
  10. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 135-153
  11. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 155-173
  12. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 175-187
  13. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 189-208
  14. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 209-238
  15. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 239-266
  16. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 267-284
  17. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 285-300
  18. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 301-320
  19. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 321-350
  20. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 351-374
  21. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 375-397
  22. Patrick Hood-Daniel, James Floyd Kelly
    Pages 399-415
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 417-446

About this book

Introduction

Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer is your gateway into the exciting world of personal fabrication. The “printer” that you'll build from this book is a personal fabricator capable of creating small parts and other objects from drops of molten plastic. Design a part using a modeling tool such as Google SketchUp. Then, watch while the fabricator head sweeps back and forth and upwards, depositing plastic in all the right places. You can build anything from a replacement tab to hold a bookshelf in place, to a small art project, to a bashguard for your bicycle. If you can conceive it and design it, you can build it, and you'll have fun doing it!

Printing in Plastic is aimed at creative people comfortable using power tools such as a table saw, circular saw, and drill press. Authors James Kelly and Patrick Hood-Daniel lead you through building a personal fabrication machine based upon a set of blueprints downloaded from their website. Example projects get you started in designing and fabricating your own parts. Bring your handyman skills, and apply patience during the build process. You too can be the proud owner of a personal fabricator—a three-dimensional printer.

  • Leads you through building a personal fabrication machine capable of creating small parts and objects from plastic
  • Provides example projects to get you started on the road to designing and fabricating your own parts
  • Provides an excellent parent/child, or small group project

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