Three-dimensional printing--Design and Three-dimensional printing
About This BookFrom the author who brought you the first practical look at 3D printing with 3D Printing BlueprintsGet a comprehensive coverage of the prototyping techniques you need to know to start printing your own 3D designsRekindle your mathematical genius to design personalized objects for complex puzzlesWho This Book Is ForIf you're new to the world of 3D printing, this is the book for you. Some basic knowledge of Blender and geometry would be helpful, but is not necessary.What You Will LearnGet to know about the different types of 3D printers and their limitationsSee how Y, H, and T shapes illustrate different ideas of successful 3D design for home 3D printersSet up and configure Blender to model a file for 3D printingUnderstand material characteristics, printing specifications, tolerances, and design tipsWork through the techniques of editing complex meshes, smoothing, combining shapes, and exporting them into STL files for printingDesign, manipulate, and export 3D models for 3D printing with BlenderMaster the art of creating meshes, scaling, subdivision, and adding detail with the Boolean modifier, as well as sculpting a custom shapeCut a model into small pieces and understand how to design complex interlocking joints that form a part of a jigsaw puzzleIn DetailThis book will take you through some of the simple, complex, and effective principles of designing 3D printed objects using Blender.The book contains a comprehensive range of projects, such as a 3D print-ready octopus pencil holder, which will teach you how to add basic geometric shapes and use techniques such as extruding and subdividing to transform these shapes into complex meshes. Furthermore, you'll learn how to use various techniques to derive measurements for an object, model these objects using Blender, organize the parts into layers, and later, combine them to create the desired object with the help of a 3D printable SD card holder ring design project. The final project will help you master the techniques of designing simple to complex puzzles models for 3D printing.By the end of the book, you will have gained thorough practical hands-on experience and will be able to create a real-world 3D printable object of your choice.