Apress Author Brian Evans brings Fantasy to Reality with “Practical 3D Printers”

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Learn to make plastic 3D objects from home.

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Have you ever envisioned an idea that you wished you could communicate to a computer and have it made for you? If that idea includes a 3D plastic object, then chances are “Practical 3D Printers” by Apress author Brian Evans, can do that. A 3D printer is a device used to make toys, art, and even 3D images captured by a sensor or modeled in software. The book provides step-by-step instructions on everything from obtaining and setting up a 3D printer to creating and designing 3D objects for even the novice hobbyist.

Unlike other books of its caliber, "Practical 3D Printers" doesn’t just focus on one type of 3D printer, but talks about all 3D-printer devices currently on the market. Readers are shown how to choose a printer, customize and calibrate it, and how to make something with it. For help with generating 3D ideas, Evans touches on how to design and create a 3D model too, including the use of Google Sketchup. "Practical 3D Printers" is to the 3D printing world what "Practical Arduino" was to the Arduino world: the first full-featured guide to what you can actually do with the device.

As a Professor of Fine Art at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Evans shares the instructional techniques he uses in his own art and design courses. This includes how to incorporate 3D printer use into students’ emerging art and design practices and careers.

For more information on “Practical 3D Printers,” please visit http://www.apress.com/9781430243922.

  • ISBN 9781430243922
  • 332pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: August 29, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats : EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price : $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99

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