Idiot's Guides: 3D Printing (2015)

Idiot's Guides: 3D Printing (2015)

Part I: What Is 3D Printing?

Chapter 1: The Goal of 3D Printing

Chapter 2: The History and Future of 3D Printing

Chapter 3: Manufacturing with 3D Printers and CNC Mills

Chapter 4: Types of 3D Printers

Part II: All About the Hardware

Chapter 5: The Frame

Chapter 6: Movement Components

Chapter 7: The Extruder

Chapter 8: The Build Platform

Chapter 9: Control Components

Chapter 10: Choosing a 3D Printer

Part III: All Setting Up and Printing

Chapter 11: Software Setup and Printer Control

Chapter 12: Leveling the Bed and Adjusting the Z Height

Chapter 13: Slicing and Printing

Chapter 14: Troubleshooting Your Prints

Project 1: Carabiner

Project 2: Pencil Holder

Project 3: Robot

Project 4: Storage Box with Drawers

Part IV: 3D Modeling

Chapter 15: Introduction to CAD

Chapter 16: Modeling Techniques and Best Practices

Chapter 17: Practical Reverse Engineering

Project 5: Monogrammed Coaster

Project 6: Custom Storage Drawer

Project 7: Dust Collector

Project 8: Reverse Engineering a Useful Part

Part V: Advanced Usage and Techniques

Chapter 18: Printing with Other Materials

Chapter 19: Modifying Your Printer

APPENDIX A: Glossary

APPENDIX B: Resources

APPENDIX C: Further Uses of 3D Printing