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3D Printing For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Kalani Kirk Hausman, Richard Horne

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Chapter 10

Considering Consumer-Level 3D Printers

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Exploring Cartesian 3D printers

check Reviewing delta options

check Introducing polar fabrication

check Seeing SCARA and robot arm motion

check Preparing for new alternatives

check Using flexible materials

check Looking at edible printing

check Exploring beyond RepRap

Commercial 3D printing systems have many materials and fabrication techniques still under intellectual property protection, but the earliest types of additive manufacturing processes — such as stereolithography (SLA), fused filament fabrication (FFF), and fused deposition modeling (FDM) — have passed into the public domain. FFF/FDM 3D printers are growing in number; vendors, specialty shops, and ...

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