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Beginning Design for 3D Printing

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  • Beginning Design for 3D Printing is the definitive full color

  • step-by-step design guide for anyone interested in becoming a skilled modeler for 3D printing.

  • The techniques provided will enable anyone to bring their 3D printable ideas into reality.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4842-0946-2
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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. What’s Possible with 3D Printing?

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 1-30
  3. Begin with a Box

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 67-89
  4. Preparing the Box for 3D Printing

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 91-127
  5. Creative Applications for Simple Shapes

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 129-173
  6. Design Strategies for 3D Printing

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 175-200
  7. Basic Solid Modeling Techniques

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 201-247
  8. Organic Modeling Techniques

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 249-310
  9. Customization Techniques

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 311-338
  10. 3D-Scanning Techniques

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 339-348
  11. Intermediate Solid-Modeling Techniques

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 349-366
  12. Advanced Techniques Using Blender

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 367-390
  13. Working with 3D-Printing Service Bureaus

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 391-396
  14. Timeline of 3D Printing Design Milestones

    • Joe Micallef
    Pages 397-401
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 403-409

About this book

Beginning Design for 3D Printing is the full color go-to-guide for creating just about anything on a 3D printer. This book will demystify the design process for 3D printing, providing the proper workflows for those new to 3D printing, eager artists, seasoned engineers, 3D printing entrepreneurs, and first-time owners of 3D printers to ensure original ideas can be 3D printed.

Beginning Design for 3D Printing explores a variety of 3D printing projects. Focus is on the use of freely available 3D design applications with step-by-step techniques that will demonstrate how to create a wide variety of 3D printable objects and illustrate the differences between splines, polygons, and solids. Users will get a deep understanding of a wide range modeling applications. They'll learn the differences between organic modeling tools, hard edge modeling, and precision, CAD-based techniques used to make 3D printable designs, practical products, and personalized works of art.

Whether you are a student on a budget or a company exploring R & D options for 3D printing, Beginning Design for 3D Printing will provide the right tools and techniques to ensure 3D printing success.

About the author

Joe Micallef spent 10 years working as a graphic designer before pursuing a Masters degree in animation at the University of Southern California. At USC Joe became the university’s Adobe Scholar and also was awarded an Annenberg Fellowship that required him to collaborate with USC’s Virtebi School of Engineering. Through this collaboration Joe began to conceptualize workflows that combined animation and 3D printing. After attaining his Masters, Joe provided his media expertise to various manufacturing organizations for training, marketing, and advocacy purposes. He has deep experience creating models for 3D printing, animation and video games simultaneously, and teaches modeling and animation at Pasadena City College.

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Buying options

eBook USD 44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4842-0946-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)