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Mastering 3D Printing by Joan Horvath

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Chapter 1

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A Brief History of 3D Printing

Enormous hype surrounds 3D printing, with predictions that it will spur a manufacturing renaissance in the United States (and perhaps the world), with everyone suddenly able to run their own cottage manufacturing facility. There are many areas where 3D printing really is creating significant change, particularly in designing and prototyping new products, in the arts, and in visualizing abstract concepts.

However, 3D printing is still a rather complex undertaking, and most users are still very much in the early adopter stage. In this book we try to make 3D printing as simple as we can, while still giving ...

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