The best 3D Printing e-books
Ted conferences, YouTube channels… During the past few weeks, we have touched upon different ways you can satisfy your curiosity for 3D Printing while at home. But if you have had enough videos or are just not into it, there is still more content sitting there waiting for you. Moving on to reading, there is one big chunk of materials we recommend giving a try for 3D Printing: E-books.
If you aren’t scared of detailed content and are willing to spend time going through informative, specific readings, we would like to introduce you to the 3D Printing e-books we found the most valuable.
Integrated 3D Printing e-books
If you would like to pick an e-book that addresses 3D Printing as a whole rather than focusing on only one aspect, these pieces of content may be what you are looking for.
Basics of 3D Printing
Released by Prusa Research 3D Printers, a Czech Republic-based and well-established desktop 3D Printer retailer, Basics of 3D Printing is a must-read if you are just getting started with this technology.
In this document you’ll find: some historical background about Additive Manufacturing, the main technologies on the market, the different types of materials you can find, and most importantly, its “3D Printing 101” section.
This 20-page long guide encompasses all the steps that 3D Printing involves, which is what makes this e-book stand out. From 3D model design (or download) to part post-processing, this A to Z guide to 3D printing will provide you with meaningful pieces of advice at all stages of the process.
Should You Use Additive Manufacturing to Produce Your Next Part?
Unlike the previous Ebook we introduced, this one approaches 3D Printing from a business standpoint. As the name “Should You Use Additive Manufacturing to Produce Your Next Part?” suggests, this e-book aims at tackling a recurring question that companies ask themselves. To do so, the pros and cons of 3D Printing are presented on a variety of aspects, such as the technologies, the materials, and so on…
This document also features all kinds of considerations involved in adopting 3D Printing (buying a 3D Printer, time constraints, regulations…), and is supported with relevant arguments for your decision-making.
We also advise you to check out the resources section of engineering.com, the publisher of this document, which contains a number of other 3D Printing e-books you may find useful.
Sculpteo’s Additive Manufacturing e-books
As you may already know, we are harnessing our 10-years experience in 3D Printing to make our own e-books. With over 10 e-books sorted in 3 categories, our content spans topics of all kinds and are accessible at all knowledge levels.
In the General 3D Printing knowledge section, you will find comprehensive guides on Intellectual property, materials and cost-efficiency between Additive Manufacturing and Injection molding.
Take a look at the Design Guidelines category to get all essential information and tips you need to know to design 3D models properly for different technologies.
Our 3D Printing applications section will give you an overview of the use of 3D Printing in different industries.
Industry-specific 3D Printing e-books
Additive manufacturing e-books aren’t limited to the basics of this technology or to overall knowledge. If you are curious about what 3D Printing allows for in different industries, there are interesting e-books for that too.
Automotive AM Focus 2020
Are you into cars? If yes, 3D Printing Media Networks’ Automotive AM Focus 2020 will provide you with a great overview of how car making combines with Additive Manufacturing. This document opens with industry analyses and projections, useful to get a big picture of future 3D Printing Automotive Trends. Other than case studies and interviews of industry professionals, this e-book gives meaningful insights into how big automakers leverage the technology, and how the 3D Printing industry develops for the Automotive industry.
3D Printing for Architects – Benefits, Applications, and Opportunities
Architecture is generally not an industry we tend to associate with 3D Printing, yet, it has applications of its own. After going over some general Additive Manufacturing statistics and benefits, 3D Printing for Architects addresses the benefits of switching to 3D Printing for scale-model creation.
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