This book provides a sensible, first-hand overview of current research into the field of 3D printing. It aims to generate curiosity and deep understanding among young fellows and new generations of scientists in order to motivate them to build their own 3D printing experience; to explore the enormous potential this affordable technology provides, with the ultimate goal of putting knowledge right into your hands.
Affordable, three-dimensional desktop printing, despite the initial stage of development, is rapidly emerging with seemingly limitless potential. We hope this state-of-the-art 3D technology will open up new dimensions for science and education, and have a noticeable impact in developing countries.
To create a new product, people with their used cups go through the stages of washing, drying, grinding, extrusion and 3D printing. The 3D printer creates custom and personalized products that you can wear and take home. These items become a catchy memento that sparks debate and spreads word of their origins and new recycling concept. Undoubtedly, many functional, durable and desirable products can be made with a 3D printer. The challenge for developers is to explore the possibilities of these evolving technologies and make them serve human needs.