Books on 3D Printing

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1. Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager
There’s a technological and creative revolution underway. Amazing new tools, materails, and skills turn us all into makers. This book helps educators bring the exciting opportunities of the maker movement to every classroom.
2. Fabricated: The New World of 3D printing by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman
Fabricated tells the story of 3D printers, humble manufacturing machines that are bursting out of the factory and into homes, businesses, schools, kitchens, hospitals, even the fashion catwalk.
3. Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson
Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.
4. LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing by Carla Diana
LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young and old) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO’s journey through Brooklyn. LEO is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws.
5. Practical 3D Printers: The Science and Art of 3D Printing by Brian Evans
Practical 3D Printers takes you beyond how to build a 3D printer, to calibrating, customizing, and creating amazing models, including 3D printed text, a warship model, a robot platform, windup toys, and arcade-inspired alien invaders.
6. 3D Printing Blueprints by Joe Larson
3D Printing Blueprints uses engaging and fun projects that teach Blender modeling for 3D printing through hands-on lessons. First you’ll learn basic modeling and make a small simple object. Then each project brings new tools and techniques as well as teaching the rules of 3D printing design.
7. Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing from the Editors of Make
MAKE is here to help, with the Make: Ulitmate Guide to 3D Printing. We brought 16 of the top printers to our headquarters and hosted a weekend-long printer shootout staffed by the editors of MAKE and a number of luminaries in the field. This issue presents our findings for you in a clear, concise manner.
8. 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution by Christopher Barnatt
Already pioneers are 3D printing production tools, prototypes, jewelry, sunglasses, works of art, toys, and vehicle parts. But this is just the beginning, with digital manufacturing destined to change how we create, transport, and store a great many things.
9. The Book on 3D Printing by Isaac Budmen
By now you might be wondering: What the heck is 3D Printing? This book will take you on a tour of the growing 3D Printing industry and explain everything you need to know to start designing and printing your own creations. (No experience or fancy degree required!)
10. Getting Started with MakerBot by Bre Pettis, Anna Kaziunas France, and Jay Shergill
Set up your MakerBot Replicator 2 and understand how it works, learn the basics and print 10 useful objects right away, make objects with sturdy yet biodegradable PLA, get examples of real-world problem solving.
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