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Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer by Charles Bell

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CHAPTER 1

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Introduction to 3D Printing

Three-dimensional (3D) printing has evolved dramatically in the last few years. 3D printers have become plentiful and affordable enough that anyone can own one.1  Indeed, the cost of 3D printers (as little as $200 USD) makes them an attractive choice for small businesses, researchers, educators, and hobbyists alike. You can use a 3D printer in your business to create prototypes for manufacturing, develop architectural or engineering models, print miniature terrain and figures for gaming, or fix things around the house.

You can experience a lot of pleasure designing things and holding the results in your hand. ...

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