Want to learn more about 3D printing? Read these books!

3D printing has been around for quite some time now. Charles Hull invented the very first process back in 1984, which he called Stereolithography. Later on Hull would go on to confound 3D Systems, which is still a big game player in the industry. However, since then the sector has progressed lots. It has become much more mainstream and many people use it. They have their own 3D printer or they hire 3D printing services to develop their three dimensional model. On the other hand, there are still folks that do not know much about additive manufacturing. The three books below will change this.

3D Printing Design

3D Printing Design is a book that has been written by Francis Bitonti in order to give designers and industry leaders more practical and conceptual knowledge. The people in these jobs need this information to participate in the social and cultural transformation of the fashion sector. The book is organized about three key themes: design methodologies, materials and production technologies, add computational geometry and simulation. Besides industry professionals, design students should also definitely read 3D Printing Design. It includes step by step tutorials for example, these can be extremely useful for beginners.

The 3D Printing Handbook

3D Hubs is a major company in the 3D printing industry, although it also offers other services such as CNC machining and injection molding. On top of that, they released a book in 2018 after months of work and research. It is called the 3D Printing Handbook and that is precisely what it is: a 3D printing handbook. 3D Hubs’ book is a comprehensive guide that can be used by lots of different people: students, designers, engineers, et cetera. If you want to enter the 3D printing industry, the 3D Printing Handbook is a must-read. 

3D Printing for Dummies

There are many different books available for dummies, these are about a wide range of topics. Kalani K. Hausman and Richard Horne wrote one about 3D printing. The second edition of this masterpiece is already available at the moment. The book tells you about the different types of 3D printers, while the software and methods of modeling will be explained as well. Materials will be introduced by the writers too, including plastic, metal, glass, and even chocolate. Curious for which applications 3D printing is used? 3D Printing for Dummies will tell you!