Beginning Design for 3D Printing

  • 5h 2m
  • Joe Micallef
  • Apress
  • 2015

Beginning Design for 3D Printing is the full color go-to-guide for creating just about anything on a 3D printer. This book will demystify the design process for 3D printing, providing the proper workflows for those new to 3D printing, eager artists, seasoned engineers, 3D printing entrepreneurs, and first-time owners of 3D printers to ensure original ideas can be 3D printed.

Beginning Design for 3D Printing explores a variety of 3D printing projects. Focus is on the use of freely available 3D design applications with step-by-step techniques that will demonstrate how to create a wide variety of 3D printable objects and illustrate the differences between splines, polygons, and solids. Users will get a deep understanding of a wide range modeling applications. They'll learn the differences between organic modeling tools, hard edge modeling, and precision, CAD-based techniques used to make 3D printable designs, practical products, and personalized works of art.

Whether you are a student on a budget or a company exploring R & D options for 3D printing, Beginning Design for 3D Printing will provide the right tools and techniques to ensure 3D printing success.

About the Author

Educator. Artist. Animator.

Joe Micallef's love and enthusiasm in creating original character models for 3D printing, animation, and video games are matched by decades of professional experience and industry knowledge. He has developed new workflows that combined animation and 3D printing for manufacturing organizations (localand nationwide).

Joe currently teaches design, modeling, and animation at Pasadena City College. He is a contributing editor at 3D Printer World and a consultant to major Hollywood studios on training digital media and 3D Printing. He earned his MFA in Animation at the University of Southern California in 2008. At USC, Joe was awarded an Annenberg Fellowship and appointed the University's Adobe Scholar. His animated short, Mind Wiggles, was officially selected for int'l film festival screenings in Beijing and India in 2006.

In this Book

  • What's Possible with 3D Printing?
  • Exploring Design Techniques for 3D Printing
  • Begin with a Box
  • Preparing the Box for 3D Printing
  • Creative Applications for Simple Shapes
  • Design Strategies for 3D Printing
  • Basic Solid Modeling Techniques
  • Organic Modeling Techniques
  • Customization Techniques
  • 3D-Scanning Techniques
  • Intermediate Solid-Modeling Techniques
  • Advanced Techniques Using Blender
  • Working with 3D-Printing Service Bureaus