3D Printing Made Simple

3D Printing Made Simple

Complete guide to explore 3d printing, scanning, sculpting, and milling.

person icon Avikshit Saras

ebook icon BPB Publications

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Jan, 2021

architecture icon Design,3D & Animation


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Formats : EPUB, PDF (Downlodable)

Pages : 88

ISBN : 9789387284548

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Complete guide to explore 3d printing, scanning, sculpting, and milling.

Key Features

● Step-by-step guide to learn the techniques, methodologies, and finished products
● Learn to employ 3D technology in new and inventive ways
● Know to enlarge, reduce, and repurpose existing artwork.
● Book is a practical tutorial, packed with real-world case studies to help you to design models that print right the first time.
● Learn to design models, choose materials, work with different printers, and integrate 3D printing with traditional prototyping to make techniques more efficient.


This book 3D Printing Made Simple takes you through this exciting innovation, a technology called 3D Printing. It is revolutionising the way we do a lot of things and not just the creation of physical objects. The huge growth rates are a direct result of its applications for prototyping and mass production in a number of industries, thanks to an ever-increasing list of 3D printable materials. The World Economic Forum describes it as one of the four pillars of the 4th Industrial Revolution alongside AR, VR & AI, big data, blockchains etc. Many developing countries like India, completely missed the 1st two industrial revolutions (steam & petrol engines) and partially benefitted in the 3rd (electronics/computers). Now can we afford to not, or just partially participate in the 4th Industrial Revolution?
Book adopts a practical approach, with step-by-step instructions to help guide readers. Lots of screenshots are given for each and every step where needed to design a high-quality model in Blender for 3D printing.

What will you learn

● 3D Printing/3D Prototyping, its history, process, applications, SDG Goals.
● 3D Printing technologies, SWOT Analysis

Who this book is for

If you are a Blender user or someone who wants to make 3D objects suitable for 3D printing and if you are familiar with SketchUp and want to print the models which you have designed, then this book is ideal for you.

Table of Contents

1. Part 1
1.1 What is the future going to be? An overview
1.2 4th Industrial Revolution
1.3 History of 3D Printing and what humans want
1.4 What is 3D Printing or 3D Prototyping and how it differs from the traditional prototyping?.
1.5 The process of 3D Printing
1.6 Example & Applications of 3D Printing
1.7 Utility of 3D Printing
1.8 Comparing 3D Printing to Mass Production
1.9 UN – SDG Goals & 3D Printing

2. Part 2

2.1 Advantages of 3D Printing & where it’s ideal
2.2 Kinds of 3D Printing technologies
2.3 SWOT Analysis of 3D Printing & survey results
2.4 3D Printing in Schools & Universities
2.5 3D Printing & how to empower ourselves
2.6 Introduction to Design
2.7 Live Use cases
2.8 What we do

About the Author

Avikshit Saras went to Modern School – New Delhi, thereafter did his BSc. from University of Bradford and his MSc. from the University of Manchester. He has been involved in numerous businesses such as financing of vehicles, dairying, pharmaceuticals, investment advisory and 3D printing. In 3D printing they engage with organisations for 3D printing training, consulting, prototyping services & installations. He has trained students & teachers at Indian School Muscat, DPS Faridabad, Pathways Gurgaon, Shalom, Scottish High, numerous other individuals, delivered 3DP talks in about 100 institutions and consulted for organisations.

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BPB is Asia's largest publishers of Computer & IT books. For the last 63 years BPB has been a friend, philosopher and guide for programmers, developers, hardware technicians, IT Professionals who have made things happen in the IT World.

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