Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Check It Out

What is 3D printing?


You've heard about 3D printing... Now find out what it's all about!

The popular "for dummies" series, which provides basic introductions on a wide range of topics, recently published a helpful new title, 3D Printing for Dummies, by Kalani Kirk Hausman and Richard Horne.

This book is available in the SWC Library New Book Area. Find it on the shelf using its call number: TS171.8 .H387 2014. You can check it out for four weeks with your SWC photo ID card!

The authors' combined experience in electronics and information technology is an essential part of what makes the information in this book both readable and accurate. They provide simple explanations for complex ideas.

Some of the topics covered in the book include:
  • Opportunities that 3D printing presents 
  • A comparison of traditional and additive manufacturing 
  • The different types of 3D printing 
  • A few limitations of current technology 
  • What 3D printing can mean to medicine 
  • Materials used in rapid prototyping 
  • Sources for CAD software and 3D scanners 
  • Some ethical issues about 3D printing
Find this title, and other interesting new books, at your SWC Library!


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