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Make: 3D Printing by Anna Kaziunas France

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Chapter 7. Print Your Head in 3D!

Here’s a great project to get you started in 3D printing—create a 3D model of your own head and then print it out in solid plastic (Figure 7-1).

A build plate full of heads
Figure 7-1. A build plate full of heads

A 3D printer makes an object by squirting out a tiny filament of hot plastic, adding one layer at a time. Because it adds material rather than cutting away at it, 3D printing is called additive manufacturing. You send the printer a file that’s a 3D model of something—an iPod case, a bike part, your head—then it prints out the object for you. ...

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