By Jason Griffey
As the maker move maintains to develop and three-D printers develop into cheaper, an increasing workforce of hobbyists is eager to discover this new expertise. within the generic culture of introducing new applied sciences, many libraries are contemplating procuring a three-D printer. Jason Griffey, an early fanatic of 3-D printing, has researched and visible a number of platforms first hand on the shopper Electronics convey. during this file he introduces readers to the three-D printing industry, overlaying such subject matters as:
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Those of us old enough to remember the days when color printing was very expensive might have memories of hot-wax printers that did basically this. With a 3-D printer, you add the last of the spatial dimensions, height, by moving the printhead and printing surface (usually called the build platform in this case) apart from each other. In our ink-jet analogy, imagine that you put the printhead on an elevator that could move it closer and farther away from the paper. If you do that while the printhead is putting down plastic, you can just keep moving them farther and farther apart, layer after layer, in the Z dimension.
Chapter 4 Creating and Printing Files Abstract Chapter 4 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 50, no. 5) “3-D Printers for Libraries” covers software for use with 3-D printing. After introducing the two common file formats and a sharing site for files, the chapter covers three software packages for design, organized by the level of expertise they require. The chapter also covers products that scan physical objects and the operational software that interfaces between a file and the 3-D printer’s mechanisms.
Now that we have an understanding of the physical process by which 3-D printers work, let’s look at the other half of the 3-D printing process: the software. There are two different sorts of software we’ll discuss in this chapter: the software that prepares your designed files for printing (slicing and plating software) and the actual design software that allows you to create the 3-D object that you wish to print. File Formats There are a couple of different filetype standards for 3-D printing, STL and OBJ.
3-D Printers for Libraries by Jason Griffey