Simplifying 3D Printing with OpenSCAD

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Simplifying 3D Printing with OpenSCAD

Simplifying 3D Printing with OpenSCAD

person icon Colin Dow

ebook icon Packt Publishing

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Jan, 2023

architecture icon 3D Modeling,Design,3D & Animation


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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 320

ISBN : 9781801811798

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

A step-by-step full-color guide to OpenSCAD that makes 3D printing easier than ever

Key Features

  • Learn more about 3D printing technology and the software used to design your objects
  • Discover the various FDM slicer programs used to create G-code for 3D printer jobs
  • Use a slicer program to create G-code to run your 3D printer job

Book Description

Want to bring your 3D designs to life with OpenSCAD, but don’t know where to start? Simplifying 3D Printing with OpenSCAD will teach you the key skills so that you can focus on your ideas, not troubleshooting your 3D printer.

With the help of this book, you’ll build a solid foundation in 3D printing technology, the software used for designing your objects, and an analysis of the G-code produced by the 3D printer slicer software. You’ll also get to know your 3D printer and find out how to set up a printing job effortlessly — from configuring the parameters to build well-defined designs.

Consider yourself a practical learner? Use real-world examples such as designing and printing a 3D name badge, model rocket, and laptop stand, to dive into the world of 3D printers build your skillset.

By the end of this 3D printing book, you'll be ready to start designing and printing your own 3D printed products using OpenSCAD and being your ideas into reality.

What you will learn

  • Gain a solid understanding of 3D printers and 3D design requirements to start creating your own objects
  • Prepare a 3D printer for a job starting from leveling the print bed and loading the filament
  • Discover various OpenSCAD commands and use them to create shapes
  • Understand how OpenSCAD compares to other CAD programs
  • Get to grips with combining text and a cube to create an object
  • Explore the common libraries in OpenSCAD

Who this book is for

This book is for engineers, hobbyists, teachers, 3D printing enthusiasts, and individuals working in the field of 3D printing. Basic knowledge of setting up and running 3D printers will help you get the most of this book.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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