Best 3D Printing Books
Today is World Book Day and so we thought there was no better occasion to present to you some of the must-read books about 3D printing.
1. The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives (Exponential Technology Series)
Author: by Peter H. Diamandis
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era. In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy.
Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with The Future Is Faster Than You Think, a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption.
Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole.
2. 3D Printing Failures: 2020 Edition: How to Diagnose and Repair ALL Desktop 3D Printing Issues
Author: by Sean Aranda
This book has been entirely revamped and rewritten to encompass all of the updates in the 3D printing industry. Nearly 50% longer than the previous edition, this 2020 version of 3D Printing Failures has 7 new chapters, new photographs, and has each chapter rewritten, including a “Material Science” chapter by Nicolas Tokotuu, Product Manager at Polymaker.
Whether you are new to 3D printing or have dozens of prints under your belt, this book is for you! Sean Aranda and David Feeney have hundreds of thousands of successful hours of printing, so let them help you achieve consistent, clean prints.
The failures and topics that are discussed in great detail by chapter are: * Bed Adhesion * Build Plate Not Heating * Build Plate Not Reading Correct Temperature * Built Up Material in Nozzle * Electrical Safety* Elephant Foot* Extruder Stepper Skipping* Filament Snapping* Gaps in Walls * Ghosting* Hotend Can’t Reach or Maintain Temperature * Hotend Not Heating * Hotend Not Reading Correct Temperature * Important Accessories and Replacements* Layer Shifts * LCD Blank or Dark * Mandatory Maintenance* Materials and their Settings* Material Science* Missing Layers* Model Errors * Not Finding Home * Nozzle Clogs * Over Extrusion * Parts Being Knocked Over* Parts Not Mating Together * Poor Layer Adhesion* Print Pauses Mid Print* Quality Options * Running Out of Filament * Settings Issues * Speed Limitations* Stepper Motors Overheating or Malfunctioning* Stripped Filament * Unlevelled Build Plate * Warping * Z-Axis Wobble * Z-Height Calibration* And much more!
3. Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Author: by Klaus Schwab
World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab offers a practical companion and field guide to his previous book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Today, technology is changing everything-how we relate to one another, the way we work, how our economies and goverments function, and even what it means to be human.
One need not look hard to see how the incredible advances in artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, biotechnologies, and the internet of things are transforming society in unprecedented ways. But the Fourth Industrial Revolution is just beginning, says Schwab. And at a time of such tremendous uncertainty and such rapid change, he argues it’s our actions as individuals and leaders that will determine the trajectory our future will take.
We all have a responsibility – as citizens, businesses, and institutions – to work with the current of progress, not against it, to build a future that is ethical, inclusive, sustainable and prosperous. Drawing on contributions from 200 top experts in fields ranging from machine learning to geoengineering to nanotechnology, to data ethics, Schwab equips readers with the practical tools to leverage the technologies of the future to leave the world better, safer, and more resilient than we found it.
4. Fusion 360 for Makers: Design Your Own Digital Models for 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication
Author: by Lydia Sloan Cline
Make Community, LLC
Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device. Fusion 360 software lets you design, analyze, and print your ideas. Free to students and small businesses alike, it offers solid, surface, organic, direct, and parametric modeling capabilities.
Fusion 360 for Makers is written for beginners to 3D modeling software by an experienced teacher. It will get you up and running quickly with the goal of creating models for 3D printing and CNC fabrication. Inside Fusion 360 for Makers, you’ll find:Eight easy-to-understand tutorials that provide a solid foundation in Fusion 360 fundamentalsDIY projects that are explained with step-by-step instructions and color photosProjects that have been real-world tested, covering the most common problems and solutionsStand-alone projects, allowing you to skip to ones of interest without having to work through all the preceding projects firstDesign from scratch or edit downloaded designs.
5. The Nerf Blaster Modification Guide: The Unofficial Handbook for Making Your Foam Arsenal Even More Awesome
Author: by Luke Goodman
The Nerf Blaster Modification Guide has all you need to know to create a cooler-looking Nerf Blaster with increased range, projectile speed, and firing capacity. Luke Goodmanbetter known on YouTube as Out of Dartsguides readers through the basics of Nerf’s two main propulsion systems and provides simple mods that kids and their parents can make to their foam blasters.
Nerf Blasters, first introduced in the 1980s, are experiencing a Renaissance! Nerf Blasters are back to being one of the hottest toys on the market and have spawned a YouTube phenomenon of DIYers showing off the modifications and tweaks they’ve made to their blasters.
With the modifications detailed in this guide, your Nerf Blaster will not only perform better, but look cooler, too. The guide includes sci-fi, history-, and steampunk-inspired paint jobs. Every project comes with easy-to-follow instructions, which are completely illustrated with step-by-step studio photography; so you’ll never get confused.
6. Tech Trends in Practice: The 25 Technologies that are Driving the 4th Industrial Revolution
Author: by Bernard Marr
BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS – FINALIST 2021*Discover how 25 powerful technology trends are transforming 21st century businesses How will the latest technologies transform your business? Future Tech Trends in Practice will give you the knowledge of today’s most important technology trends, and how to take full advantage of them to grow your business.
The book presents25 real-world technology trends along with their potential contributions to organisational success. You’ll learn how to integrate existing advancements and plan for those that are on the way. In this book, best-selling author, strategic business advisor, and respected futurist Bernard Marr explains the role of technology in providing innovative businesses solutions for companies of varying sizes and across different industries.
He covers wide-ranging trends and provides an overview of how companies are using these new and emerging technologies in practice. You, too, can prepare your company for the potential and power of trending technology by examining these and other areas of innovation described in Future Tech Trends in Practice: Artificial intelligence, including machine and deep learning The Internet of Things and the rise of smart devices Self-driving cars and autonomous drones 3D printing and additive manufacturing Blockchain technology Genomics and gene editing Augmented, virtual and mixed reality When you understand the technology trends that are driving success, now and into the future, you’ll be better positioned to address and solve problems within your organisation.
7. Introducing MATH! Grade 3 by ArgoPrep: 600+ Practice Questions + Comprehensive Overview of Each Topic + Detailed Video Explanations Included | 3rd … (Introducing MATH! Series by ArgoPrep)
Author: by Argo Brothers
Introducing Math!By ArgoPrep is an award-winning series created by certified teachers to provide students with high-quality practice problems. This workbook is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of Grade 3 mathematics. Our workbooks include topic overviews with instruction, practice questions, answer explanations along with free digital access to video explanations.
Practice in confidence – with ArgoPrep! Grade 3 Mathematics:Chapter 1 – Operations and Algebraic Thinking1.1. Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.1.2. Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.1.3. Multiply and divide within 100.1.4. Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.
Chapter 2 – Numbers & Operation in Base Ten2.1. Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic. Chapter 3 – Numbers and Fractions-Operations3.1. Develop understanding of fractions as numbers. Chapter 4 – Measurement and Data4.1. Solve problems involving measurement and estimation.4.2.
8. Getting Started with 3D Printing: A Hands-on Guide to the Hardware, Software, and Services That Make the 3D Printing Ecosystem
Author: by Liza Wallach Kloski
Make Community, LLC
The book is written in a casual, conversational style. It is easily accessible to those who have no prior knowledge in 3D printing, yet the book’s message is solidly practical, technically accurate, and consumer-relevant. The chapters include contemporary, real-life learning exercises and insights for how to buy, use and maintain 3D printers.
It also covers free 3D modeling software, as well as 3D printing services for those who don’t want to immediately invest in the purchase of a 3D printer. Particular focus is placed on free and paid resources, the various choices available in 3D printing, and tutorials and troubleshooting guides.
9. 3D Printing For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))
Author: by Richard Horne
The bestselling book on 3D printing 3D printing is one of the coolest inventions we’ve seen in our lifetime, and now you can join the ranks of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists who use it to do everything from printing foods and candles to replacement parts for older technologiesand tons of mind-blowing stuff in between!
With 3D Printing For Dummies at the helm, you’ll find all the fast and easy-to-follow guidance you need to grasp the methods available to create 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs through open source software applications like 123D Catch.
Thanks to the growing availability of 3D printers, this remarkable technology is coming to the masses, and there’s no time like the present to let your imagination run wild and actually create whatever you dream upquickly and inexpensively. When it comes to 3D printing, the sky’s the limit!
Covers each type of 3D printing technology available today: stereolithology, selective sintering, used deposition, and granular binding Provides information on the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of products Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open source designs, software, and hardware Offers strategies for improved success in 3D printing On your marks, get set, innovate!
10. The Zombie Apocalypse Guide to 3D printing: Designing and printing practical objects
Author: by Clifford T Smyth
The Zombie Apocalypse Guide to 3D printing is written for the person who wants to use their printer to make practical, durable items for everyday use. Whether rebuilding civilization from your jungle hideaway, fighting off zombie hordes, or just printing a new plastic bit for your latest project, The Zombie Apocalypse Guide to 3D printing has what you need to get the job done.
If you are going to buy just one book for your 3D printing toolbox, this should be it. With 180+ pages and more than 65 illustrations and photos, this easy to read volume contains sections on: designing for 3d printing – optimizing your designs for strength and printability – printing at 2x+ speed for prototyping – leveraging vitamins to multiply the usefulness of your printed designs – how to template and prototype replacement parts – calculating safe working loads for printed objects – basic paradigms for 3D design – calibrating and adjusting your printer – troubleshooting common printing problems – operating your printer from improvised power supplies and much, much more.
11. Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything
Author: by Kelly Weinersmith
The instant New York Times bestseller! A Wall Street Journal Best Science Book of the Year! A Popular Science Best Science Book of the Year! From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies – from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing What will the world of tomorrow be like?
How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already? What is the hold-up? In this smart and funny book, celebrated cartoonist Zach Weinersmith and noted researcher Dr. Kelly Weinersmith give us a snapshot of what’s coming next – from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters.
By weaving their own research, interviews with the scientists who are making these advances happen, and Zach’s trademark comics, the Weinersmiths investigate why these technologies are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in their way. New technologies are almost never the work of isolated geniuses with a neat idea.
12. 3D Printing Projects
Author: by DK
From a simple desk tidy to an elaborate castle, this step-by-step guide to 3D printing is perfect for children and beginners who want to learn how to design and print anything even if they do not own a printer. 3D Printing Projects provides an introduction to the exciting and ever-expanding world of 3D designing and printing.
Learn how a 3D printer works and the different types of 3D printers on the market. Understand the basic 3D printing and designing terms, how to create and prepare files for printing, and also how to scan things to create a 3D model!
You will also find out the common troubles faced while 3D printing and simple tricks to fix them. All the projects included in the book can be made using freely available online 3D modeling/CAD programs. Each project has a print time, details of filament or material needed, and a difficulty rating from “easy” for beginners to “difficult” for those looking for a new challenge.
Step-by-step instructions walk you through the 3D design process, from digital modeling and sculpting to slicing, printing, and painting so that children can make their own shark-shaped phone stand, customized lamps, and much more. The book also gives inspiration to further enhance your projects once you’ve mastered the basics.
13. 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius
Author: by Aaron Graves
McGraw-Hill Education TAB
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. 20 fun and inventive Makey Makey projects for Makers from beginner to expertThis hands-on guide is filled with DIY projects that show readers, step-by-step, how to start creating and making cool inventions with the Makey Makey invention kit.
Each project features easy-to-follow, fully-illustrated instructions and detailed photographs of the finished gadget. Readers will see how to apply these skills and start building their own Makey Makey projects. 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius starts off with very approachable introductory projects, making it a great starting point for beginners.
It then builds to more challenging projects, allowing more experienced users to go further by incorporating technologies like Raspberry Pi, Processing and Scratch programming, 3D Printing, and creating wearable electronics with Makey Makey. Projects are divided into four categories: Fun and Games, Interactive, Hacks and Pranks, and Makey Makey Go.
14. Make: Props and Costume Armor: Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories
Author: by Shawn Thorsson
Make Community, LLC
Have you been trying to think of a way to conquer your local comic convention through cosplay? Do you gaze with envious eyes upon the fan-made suits of armored awesomeness strolling around every year on Halloween? Do you have a spot on your wall, bookshelf, or desk that desperately needs to be filled with a screen-accurate replica of your favorite science-fiction or fantasy weapon?
If so, look no further. We’ve got just the book for you! In this book, master prop maker Shawn Thorsson uses his unique blend of humor and insight to turn years of painful experience into detailed explanations. He’ll show you many of the tools, methods, and processes that you can use to create professional-looking science fiction and fantasy props and armor.
The ultimate collision of creative imagination and practical maker skills, making props and costume armor involves sculpting, molding, casting, 3D printing, CNC fabrication, painting, and countless other techniques and technologies. In this book, you’ll learn:Basic fabrication methods using inexpensive, commonly-available tools and materialsSimple, low-cost methods to make foam armor out of easy-to-find foam matsHow to use the popular Pepakura software to build 3D models with paperMultiple molding and casting techniquesHow to build a “vacuforming” machine to make armor from plastic sheet stockPainting and weathering techniques that will bring your props to lifeJust enough safety advice to keep you from losing body parts along the wayWhether you’re just a beginner or a seasoned builder with countless projects behind you, this book is sure to be an invaluable addition to your workshop library.