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Make: 3D Printing by Anna Kaziunas France

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Chapter 10. 3D Printing Without a Printer

I’m incredibly lucky to have a job that even two years ago I never would have imagined could exist. I create 3D-printed jewelry and own a business, Wearable Planter, all thanks to tools and technology that have only been available for a few years.

When I studied industrial design at Georgia Tech from 2006–2010, 3D printing wasn’t a tool we used frequently. We learned how to use 3D design programs to mock up our projects, but we typically used the resulting 3D files for product rendering. Of course we had access to a 3D printer, but few people knew how to use it, and the models it made were fragile and expensive.

It wasn’t ...

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