PacktLib: 3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot

3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.packtpub.com

Preface

A Primer on 3D Printing

A brief history of 3D printing

Understanding stereolithography

Learning about Selective Laser Sintering

Basics of Fused Deposition Modeling

The origin of MakerBot

Applications of 3D printing

MakerBot Replicator 2X specifications

MakerBot Replicator 2X limitations

MakerBot Replicator 2X material options

Summary

3D Modeling Software

Modeling software comparison

General modeling theory

Example – roof truss

Summary

3D Printing Software

Software choices

MakerWare options and settings

An example – roof truss

Summary

Multicolor Design

Assemblies and multibody parts

MakerWare multicolor settings

Summary

Multipart Design

Introducing tolerancing and fits

An example – building facade assembly

Summary

The Community – Thingiverse and GrabCAD

3D printing web resources

An example – bathroom sink

Summary

Iterative Design

Usage of iterative design

A culminating example – the floor plan

Similar community examples

Summary

Index