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Bought for the boyfriend as he 3d prints at home. Expected much zompoc fun and silliness, tbh it was less silly and more genuinely good guidance on materials and printing small replacement items for the home. Genuinely a better buy than I expected.
this book keeps a small humor to get you through the most technical parts without being hard or boring the reading, keeping it light, and also informativr. i liked how the author used only personal file for photos and examples, showing he is also hands on om the subject. this is a most recomended book for 3D printers going from enthusiastics to professionals, the so called prosumers.
By far the best 3D printing book I’ve found to date. The advice is practical and clearly stated (as opposed to the Design for 3D Printing the author suggests in the book - I’ve got that one; it’s painful to read/understand); I was sad when I turned the page and it was the review/rate page(Kindle version). So much well written information, so beneficial, but alas... too short. But well worth the price of admission. “I loved it. It was much better than Cats (not the movie abomination) - I going to read it again and again.”
20200805 - Just realized the Design for 3D Printing book is written by one and the same guy. So I would say if you want the information in layperson's terms get this book - it is written in a way that is much easier to apply. If you want additional information and or the textbook version (i.e. the college treatise on the subject), get his other book (too).
The author admits this isn't a book for the beginner. It would help greatly to have some experience with 3D printing and understanding of the vocabulary of 3D printing before getting this. However, I think it is a great addition to one's 3D printing library as the illustrations and descriptions make it easy to comprehend. I especially like the use of 3D printing and the process described in designing and printing a part for a chainsaw that was not available otherwise.
This book is the perfect companion to Smyth's "Functional Design for 3D Printing". It covers expert topics such as optimizing your print for speed, plastic used, or strength, how to debug your printer problems, and how to design a duplicate for a broken plastic part. The "Appendices" are actually full-blown chapters, with more examples of how to meet your design constraints. It's a solid handbook to mark up and keep by your printer.
The Zombie Apocalypse theme gets in the way at times, causing confusion about whether he's giving a serious tip (using glue sticks for example) vs. elaborating on the theme (scavanging glue sticks from stores).