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The ultimate entry-level course for a quick and easy introduction to 3D printing!

You can develop a basic and profound understanding of FDM 3D printing by using this 3D printing guide. You will learn everything you need to know about how to print objects using an FDM 3D printer!

The author of the book is an enthusiastic 3D printing user and engineer (M.Eng.), who will guide you professionally from the basics to even more advanced settings. After a short introduction to the fundamentals of 3D printing and a 3D printer purchase advice, the usage of a 3D printer, as well as the required software (free software), is explained in a practical context.

Ultimaker's Cura is used as a free slicing software, and its functions are explained in detail. Several images support the explanations of the book and provide a clear and easy introduction to the topic. The entire process - starting with a “.stl” file (3D model) all the way to the printed object - is explained by means of descriptive examples (downloadable free of charge). Even if you do not own a 3D printer or do not want to buy one, you will be given an insight into this fascinating technology from the contents of the book! You also have the option of using an external 3D printing service provider or a makerspace instead of an own 3D printer.

Table of contents (short form):

1) Possibilities of 3D Printing

2) 3D Printer Purchase Advice

3) First 3D Print

4) Getting started with necessary 3D Printing Software

5) Advanced Objects and Advanced Settings

6) Step by step Slicing and Printing of Examples

7) Materials and Equipment

8) 3D Scanning

9) Troubleshooting and Maintenance

This book is intended for anyone interested in 3D Printing! No matter if just for information purposes about the technology or for realizing own models. All procedures are explained in detail and are presented in a way that is very easy to understand! This practice guide is perfect for makers, creative people, inventors, engineers, architects, students, teenagers, and so on.

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Book: 3D Printing | 66 DIY Projects

3d printing diy projects

This book offers you no less than 66 different projects that you can realize using a 3D printer. This book presents models from different categories, such as "Useful & Practical", "Household", "Toys", "Art", and so on. All objects are selected in such a way that they usually offer a helpful function or an actual use once they have been printed.


In addition to inspiration about the fascinating possibilities of 3D printing and suggestions for your own projects, this book also gives you individual and valuable tips on the slicing process of the respective objects. The items are divided into different levels of difficulty. You will find very simple projects, such as a simple snap hook, up to quite complex objects, such as a fully functional, mechanical and 3D printed wall clock! Therefore the book is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners. You don't even have to design the respective models first, you can download them (of course free of charge) online and thus get started immediately.

Book: 3D Printing | Workbook

3d printing workbook logbook

This workbook will help you to document your 3D printing efforts!


Two pages per print object offer you space for numerous settings and notes for 3D printing. This way you can document successful parameters as well as the variation of these parameters. Increase your 3D printing skills from object to object or print by print. In addition, for each object are sections for basic settings such as: filament, slicing profile, layer thickness, etc.. There are also note areas for "Lessons Learned / Difficulties" and general remarks for each object to support a continuous learning success. With the help of checklists for the slicing process and the printing process, you will never forget any important work steps. Tips & Tricks on 3D printing as well as a short Troubleshooting Guide complete the workbook providing general information.

Book: CAD 101 | The Ultimate Beginner's Guide

CAD 101 book

"CAD 101: The Ultimate Beginners Guide" is a book for all those who want to develop a profound understanding of how to use CAD software. Step by step, you will learn everything you need to know in order to design your own three-dimensional objects, so that you can print them with a 3D printer.

After a brief introduction to the basics of design and the respective software being used, construction is explained step by step using simple and practical examples. The level of difficulty  slowly rises with each project, so that an uncomplicated learning process is given. The design software used in this concept is the free version of "DesignSpark Mechanical". Numerous illustrations (approx. 100 colored figures) supplement the explanations in the book and thus provide a clear and simple introduction to the subject of design. Using 7 practical examples, the entire process from the first line of a 2D sketch to the finished 3D object is described in detail.