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Get started printing out 3D objects quickly andinexpensively!

3D printing is no longer just a figment of yourimagination. This remarkable technology is coming to the masseswith the growing availability of 3D printers. 3D printers create3-dimensional layered models and they allow users to createprototypes that use multiple materials and colors.  Thisfriendly-but-straightforward guide examines each type of 3Dprinting technology available today and gives artists,entrepreneurs, engineers, and hobbyists insight into the amazingthings 3D printing has to offer. You’ll discover methods forthe creation of 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners,and even photographs with the help of this timely ForDummies  guide.

  • Includes information on stereolithography, selective sintering,fused deposition, and granular binding techniques
  • Covers the potential for the transformation of production andmanufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property designcontrols, and the commoditization of traditional products frommagazines to material goods
  • Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printerusing open-source designs, software, and hardware
  • Addresses the limitations of current 3D printing technologiesand provides strategies for improved success

3D Printing For Dummies is the must-have guide to makemanufacturing your own dynamic designs a dream come true!

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