Deciding on a 3D Printer of Your Own
IN THIS CHAPTER
Evaluating your needs
Running a 3D print farm
Selecting a design
Choosing print materials
Identifying key components and software
Deciding what type, what size, and how much to spend on a 3D printer can be quite a confusing process. In this section I'll help you evaluate what's important for you in a desktop 3D printer so you can determine whether desktops either a) can deliver what you want or b) are not able to provide what a professional 3D-printing service could produce. If you decide that there is a suitable desktop option for your own 3D printer, I'll fill you in on what you'll need to be aware of and what materials and software will assist you with getting set up for desktop 3D printing.