Best 3D Printing Courses & Best 3D Printing Books in 2021

Best 3D Printing Courses 2021


Best 3D Printing Tutorials 2021

Designing for 3D Printing with Fusion 360

The real magic of 3D printing happens when you are able to create your own designs. We will learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to design ten practical and functional products that can be 3D printed. Each lesson will build on the above to introduce design concepts and best practices when designing for desktop 3D printers. Fusion 360 is free for students and hobbyists and is a very powerful design tool. By the end of the course, you will have the skills and confidence to start creating your own designs and start turning your ideas into physical objects. Learn how to design your own models for 3D printing using Autodesk Fusion 360, a very powerful and free software for 3D design.

Getting Started with 3D Printing

Imagine if you could hit “print” and then everything you need would be created. I mean EVERYTHING. Well, it’s not completely science fiction … it’s almost 100% possible thanks to 3D printing. 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is a way to build real objects using a three-dimensional robot / electronic device based on 3D CAD (computer-aided drawing) models. The technology is still in its early stages, but it is quickly becoming the best way for anyone to create cool prototypes and objects that would never have been possible before. Learn how to prototype products and even create functional items for your home, office, or even as unique gifts for your friends.

You will be:

Learn the basics of creating 3D models to create real world objects
Learn the basics of OpenSCAD (code to create 3D models)
Learn the basics of 123DMake (by Autodesk)

3D Printing from Zero to Hero in Blender 2.9x – 3D Design

The course is designed for hands-on learning and will take you step-by-step through the process of creating 3D models and exporting them for 3D printing. When you have completed this course, you will be able to use Blender as a complete design and build package. With the latest version of Blender, there has never been a better time to let your creativity run wild.

The course includes:

3D modeling in Blender

Using the 3D printing add-on to test and resolve issues

Exporting STL files

Printing on a Prusa 3D printer

Upload to Shapeways Print Service

3D reconstruction, scanning and printing of photos

Best 3D Printing Books 2021

The 3D Printing Handbook: Technologies, design and applications

The 3D Printing Handbook: Technologies, design and applications
  • Hardcover Book
  • Ben Redwood (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages - 11/14/2017 (Publication Date) - 3D Hubs (Publisher)

The 3D Printing Handbook: Technologies, design and applications by Ben Redwood, Filemon Schöffer and Brian Garret. If you are looking to master the key aspects of 3D printing, this book is for you. The 3D Printing Handbook provides practical advice on how to select the right technology and how to design for 3D printing, drawing on first-hand experience from leading industry experts.

In this book:

The mechanisms behind the main 3D printing technologies
The advantages and limitations of each technology
Decision support tools for technology selection
Practical design tips and guidelines
Industry Case Studies of Top Global Brands

Getting Started with 3D Printing: A Hands-on Guide to the Hardware, Software, and Services Behind the New Manufacturing Revolution 2nd Edition

Getting Started with 3D Printing: A Hands-on Guide to the Hardware, Software, and Services That Make...
  • Kloski, Liza Wallach (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 264 Pages - 05/11/2021 (Publication Date) - Make Community, LLC (Publisher)

Getting Started with 3D Printing: A Hands-on Guide to the Hardware, Software, and Services Behind the New Manufacturing Revolution 2nd Edition by Liza Wallach Kloski and Nick Kloski is written in an informal and conversational style. It’s available to those with no prior 3D printing knowledge, but the book’s message is solidly practical, technically accurate, and relevant to the consumer. The chapters include actual and actual learning exercises and information on buying, using and maintaining 3D printers. It also covers free 3D modeling software, as well as 3D printing services for those who don’t want to invest in buying a 3D printer right away. Special emphasis is placed on free and paid resources, the different options available in 3D printing, tutorials and troubleshooting guides.

3D Printing Failures: 2020 Edition: How to Diagnose and Repair ALL Desktop 3D Printing Issues

3D Printing Failures: 2020 Edition: How to Diagnose and Repair ALL Desktop 3D Printing Issues
  • Aranda, Sean (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 293 Pages - 11/23/2019 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

This book has been entirely revamped and rewritten to encompass all of the updates in the 3D printing industry. Nearly 50% longer than the previous edition, this 2020 version of 3D Printing Failures has 7 new chapters, new photographs, and has each chapter rewritten, including a “Material Science” chapter by Nicolas Tokotuu, Product Manager at Polymaker. Whether you are new to 3D printing or have dozens of prints under your belt, this book is for you! Sean Aranda and David Feeney have hundreds of thousands of successful hours of printing, so let them help you achieve consistent, clean prints.The failures and topics that are discussed in great detail by chapter are: * Bed Adhesion * Build Plate Not Heating * Build Plate Not Reading Correct Temperature * Built Up Material in Nozzle * Electrical Safety* Elephant Foot* Extruder Stepper Skipping* Filament Snapping* Gaps in Walls * Ghosting* Hotend Can’t Reach or Maintain Temperature * Hotend Not Heating * Hotend Not Reading Correct Temperature * Important Accessories and Replacements* Layer Shifts * LCD Blank or Dark * Mandatory Maintenance* Materials and their Settings* Material Science* Missing Layers* Model Errors * Not Finding Home * Nozzle Clogs * Over Extrusion * Parts Being Knocked Over* Parts Not Mating Together * Poor Layer Adhesion* Print Pauses Mid Print* Quality Options * Running Out of Filament * Settings Issues * Speed Limitations* Stepper Motors Overheating or Malfunctioning* Stripped Filament * Unlevelled Build Plate * Warping * Z-Axis Wobble * Z-Height Calibration*

The Zombie Apocalypse Guide to 3D printing: Designing and printing practical objects

The Zombie Apocalypse Guide to 3D printing: Designing and printing practical objects
  • Smyth, Clifford T (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 188 Pages - 03/13/2016 (Publication Date) - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

The Zombie Apocalypse Guide to 3D printing is written for the person who wants to use their printer to make practical, durable items for everyday use.Whether rebuilding civilization from your jungle hideaway, fighting off zombie hordes, or just printing a new plastic bit for your latest project, The Zombie Apocalypse Guide to 3D printing has what you need to get the job done. If you are going to buy just one book for your 3D printing toolbox, this should be it. With 180+ pages and more than 65 illustrations and photos, this easy to read volume contains sections on:- designing for 3d printing – optimizing your designs for strength and printability – printing at 2x+ speed for prototyping – leveraging “vitamins” to multiply the usefulness of your printed designs – how to template and prototype replacement parts – calculating safe working loads for printed objects – basic paradigms for 3D design – calibrating and adjusting your printer – troubleshooting common printing problems – operating your printer from improvised power supplies – and much, much more.With a tongue in cheek nod to the zombie mythos, this volume will enable you to manufacture things on your desktop that you might otherwise have to purchase, painstakingly craft, or do without. Emphasizing independence and solving practical problems, this book will help the reader to design and manufacture new items as well as making perfect fitting repair and replacement parts.No matter what type of 3D printer you use, reading The Zombie Apocalypse Guide to 3D printing will help you to improve your design skills and understand critical technical details, help you to identify and correct common printing problems, and expand your horizons in the 3d printing with the use of the most effective design methods in the Best 3D Printing Books.

SaleBestseller No. 1
3D Printing Projects
  • DK (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 96 Pages - 10/03/2017 (Publication Date) - DK Children (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 2
The 3D Printing Cookbook: Tinkercad Edition: 3D Design Lessons for 3D Printing Classes - in school,...
  • Seto, Mr David YM (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 237 Pages - 06/15/2021 (Publication Date) - David YM Seto (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 3
Functional Design for 3D Printing: Designing 3d printed things for everyday use - 3rd edition
  • Smyth, Clifford T (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 236 Pages - 06/26/2017 (Publication Date) - Clifford Smyth (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 4
3D Printing Projects: Toys, Bots, Tools, and Vehicles To Print Yourself
  • Drumm, Brook (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 11/24/2015 (Publication Date) - Make Community, LLC (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 5
Fusion 360 for Makers: Design Your Own Digital Models for 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication
  • Cline, Lydia Sloan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages - 05/29/2018 (Publication Date) - Make Community, LLC (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 6
Getting Started with 3D Printing: A Hands-on Guide to the Hardware, Software, and Services Behind...
  • Kloski, Liza Wallach (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 238 Pages - 06/07/2016 (Publication Date) - Make Community, LLC (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 7
Blender 3D Printing by Example: Learn to use Blender's modeling tools for 3D printing by creating 4...
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Somma, Vicky (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 596 Pages - 12/22/2017 (Publication Date) - Packt Publishing (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 8
How to Make Money with 3D Printing: Passive Profits, Hacking the 3D Printing Ecosystem, and Becoming...
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Jeffrey Ito (Author) - Michael Burnette (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 06/08/2015 (Publication Date) - Jeffrey Ito (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 9
Designing 3D Printers: Essential Knowledge
  • Rosenberg, Neil (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 197 Pages - 07/28/2019 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 10
3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids: Create Amazing Projects with CAD Design and STEAM Ideas (Lab for...
  • Sequeira, Eldrid (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 144 Pages - 02/25/2020 (Publication Date) - Quarry Books (Publisher)