3D Printing For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

Get started printing out 3D objects quickly and inexpensively!

3D printing is no longer just a figment of your imagination. This remarkable technology is coming to the masses with the growing availability of 3D printers. 3D printers create 3-dimensional layered models and they allow users to create prototypes that use multiple materials and colors.  This friendly-but-straightforward guide examines each type of 3D printing technology available today and gives artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and hobbyists insight into the amazing things 3D printing has to offer. You’ll discover methods for the creation of 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs with the help of this timely For Dummies  guide.

  • Includes information on stereolithography, selective sintering, fused deposition, and granular binding techniques
  • Covers the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of traditional products from magazines to material goods
  • Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open-source designs, software, and hardware
  • Addresses the limitations of current 3D printing technologies and provides strategies for improved success

3D Printing For Dummies is the must-have guide to make manufacturing your own dynamic designs a dream come true!

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Understanding 3D Printing: Refining your Prints

Would you like to take an idea, model in on your computer, and then produce a solid, real-life object from that idea? Maybe you are an inventor. Maybe you are an artist. Maybe you need that hard to find part for your dishwasher. Or perhaps you just want to understand the exciting new field of 3D printing. Once the realm of big corporations, 3D printers are now available for just a few hundred dollars and allow you to convert you big ideas into real parts without any special talents or thousands of dollars of machining equipment. In this series you’ll learn how 3D printing works, what you can and can’t expect from it, what goes into a 3D printer and how to participate in the 3D printer revolution even if you don’t want to own your own printer! Al Williams, well known computer software and hardware author. takes you step-by-step through the ins and outs of this exciting new field.

This is volume 4 of 4 and covers print troubleshooting and post processing. Look for volumes 1-3 as well as the full set on Amazon.

Free bonus chapter: Converting a digital photograph of a flat object into a 3D printed object (with OpenSCAD).

Volume 4 Table of Contents

Chapter 7. Troubleshooting Printing Problems

Filament Doesn’t Feed

Filament Doesn’t Stick

Filament Balls Up


Corners Round Out

Edges are Rough

Surfaces are Rough

Print is Offset/Shifted

Temperature is Unstable

Axis Only Moves in One Direction or will not Home

Holes/Circles aren’t Round

Outside or Inside Dimensions are Off

Layers Skipping, Squashing Together, or Hot End Drags

Small Parts won’t Stick

Bubbles or Voids in Surface

Stringy Filaments on Print

Obvious Ridge on Surface

Print Overhang Collapses

Burning Plastic

Plastic Makes Popping Noises/Lets Off Steam

Very Hard to Remove Part

When All Else Fails

Chapter 8. Post Processing




Mechanical Finishing



Chemical Treatment

About Post Processing

Chapter 9. The Future

Volume 1: 3D Printing Basics
Volume 2: About 3D Printing Hardware
Volume 3: About 3D Printing Software

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Trendy Zebra Print 3d Flower Rhinestone Floral Purse Green (Green)

Size : 14.5w X 8.5h X 4d in.

The purse drop of the handle 11 in.

Material : PVC Laminated


* Zipper Closure

* Cellphone Pocket & Extra Pocket Inside

* One Zippered Pocket Inside

* Dual Compartment Divided by Zippered Pocket
* Zipper Pocket on Back

* Double Handles

* Rhinestone & Silver Hardware Accents

Product Features

  • Size : 14.5w X 8.5h X 4d in.
  • The purse drop of the handle 11 in.
  • Material : PVC Laminated
  • Zipper Closure

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