3D Printing

  • 5h 3m 48s
  • John M. Jordan
  • Gildan Media
  • 2019

The use of 3-D printing - digitally controlled additive manufacturing - is growing rapidly. Consumer models of 3-D printers allow people to fabricate small plastic objects, from cabinet knobs to wedding cake toppers. Industrial uses are becoming widespread, as businesses use the technology to fabricate prototypes, spare parts, custom-fitted prosthetics, and other plastic or metal items, often at lower cost and with greater efficiency than standard manufacturing. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, John Jordan offers an accessible introduction to 3-D printing.

In this Audiobook

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 From CAD (or Reality) to Reality: The Design and Build Process
  • 3 The Evolution of an Idea: A Brief Typology of 3D Printing
  • 4 3D Printing in Consumer Markets
  • 5 Industrial Uses
  • 6 Implications
  • 7 Frontiers
  • 8 Conclusion