Download e-book for kindle: 3-D Printers for Libraries by Jason Griffey

By Jason Griffey

because the maker circulate maintains to develop and 3-D printers develop into more cost-effective, an increasing workforce of hobbyists is eager to discover this new know-how. within the normal culture of introducing new applied sciences, many libraries are contemplating deciding to buy a 3D printer. Jason Griffey, an early fanatic of three-D printing, has researched and visible numerous platforms first hand on the purchaser Electronics convey. during this document he introduces readers to the three-D printing industry, masking such themes as

How fused deposition modeling (FDM) printing work
Basic terminology resembling construct plate, spool, nozzle scorching finish, direct extruder, and Bowden extruder
Plastics used, akin to ABS, PLA, and others
Descriptions, rate levels, and filament specifications for 3-D printers from MakerBot, Printrbot, Solidoodle, and different manufacturers
Suggested employees talents for acting uncomplicated upkeep tasks
Where to discover either ready-to-use designs and the software program for customizing, from commencing to complicated systems

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