Chapter 16

Refining the Design and 3D-Printing Process


check Getting productive with 3D printing

check Refining the printing process

check Making 3D printing practical

check Designing for 3D printing

check Postprocessing, recycling, and finishing

check Printing big objects

check Introducing innovations in 3D printing

After you’ve built or bought your first 3D printer and calibrated and printed your first few objects, what’s next? In this chapter, we look at how to ensure you are getting the best results from your 3D printer. We consider some practical uses for everyday 3D printing at home, and offer some guidance on designing parts for the 3D-printing process.

Being Productive with 3D Printing

3D printing is more accessible to more people, but being accessible isn’t the same as being usable or user-friendly. ...

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