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Practical 3D Printers: The Science and Art of 3D Printing by Brian Evans

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CHAPTER 1

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A World of 3D Printers

If you’ve picked up this book, then you are as captivated by the possibilities of 3D printing as much as I am. Maybe you’ve seen one of the many personal 3D printers in the media and you want to know more; maybe you are an artist, designer, engineer, inventor, or a maker of things and want to know how to get started 3D printing your designs; or maybe you have already purchased your 3D printer and now just need some help in learning what to do with it. This chapter begins our journey with 3D printers, starting with a general overview of how 3D printers work. We then take a look at many of the current DIY 3D printers ...

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