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3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot by Matthew B. Stokes

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Chapter 1. A Primer on 3D Printing

With the growing demand and increasing applications of 3D printing, it is important that we take a look at the history and some basic concepts before jumping on to the actual working of MakerBots. We will begin by covering a brief history on 3D printing, including a description of some of the main methods and technologies currently in use. Next, we will familiarize ourselves with the MakerBot, covering a select few of its specifications and the impact these have on printed parts. Lastly, we will touch on printing limitations using the MakerBot and the different material options available for use.

A brief history of 3D printing

Over the last several years, we have seen a tremendous increase in media attention surrounding ...

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