3D Printing Books





Various interesting documents, books, guides, presentations,studies and policy papers related to 3D printing.


Free downloads:


3D Printing basics by Carlo Fonda, ICTP SDU (great presentations for novices to DIY 3d printing field, sort of "3d printing for dummies") 



3D printing and the future of manufacturing by Leading Edge Forum 2012


http://assets1.csc.com/innovation/downloads/LEF_20123DPrinting.pdf

It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology.

This white paper, examines how intellectual property (IP) law impacts the rapidly maturing technology of 3D printing, and how incumbents who feel threatened by its growth might try to use IP law to stop it.

Could 3D Printing Change the World? Technologies, Potential, and Implications of Additive Manufacturing - Strategic foresight report by Atlantic Council

Chopper: Partitioning Models into 3D-Printable Parts (link)

http://gfx.cs.princeton.edu/pubs/Luo_2012_CPM/chopper.pdf

3D printing for mathematical visualisation by Henry Segerman

http://www.ms.unimelb.edu.au/~segerman/papers/3d_printed_visualisation.pdf

A history of RepRap development


Wade’s Geared Extruder Visual Instructions

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22464622/Prusa%20Mendel%20Visual%20Instructions%20%28Standard%20Resolution%29.pdf



"On the viability of the open source development model for the design of physical objects
Lessons learned from the RepRap project", master thesis by Erik de Bruijn



NYU, Journal of intellectual property and entertainment art (Vol 2, Number 2, 2013), Three dimensional printing and Open Source hardware by Eli Greenbaum


http://jipel.law.nyu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/1_Greenbaum_Three-DimensionalPrinting_NYUJipel_S13.pdf


Open Book on "Low-cost 3D Printing for Science, Education and Sustainable Development"


http://sdu.ictp.it/3D/book/Low-cost_3D_printing_screen.pdf


Rapid Prototyping of Sheet Metal Components with Incremental Sheet Forming Technology, thesis by Meelis Pohlak


http://out.uclv.edu.cu/fim/alexis/Incremental.Sheet.Forming.pdf


Make It Stand: Balancing Shapes for 3D Fabrication


http://igl.ethz.ch/projects/make-it-stand/make-it-stand-siggraph-2013-prevost-et-al.pdf


Computational Design of Mechanical Characters

Stelian Coros, Bernhard Thomaszewski, Chino Noris, Shinjiro Sueda, Moira Forberg, Bob Sumner, Wojciech Matusik, Bernd Bickel

http://www.disneyresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/CDMC.pdf


InfraStructs: Fabricating Information Inside Physical Objects for Imaging in the Terahertz Region


http://www.karlddwillis.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/SIGGRAPH2013-InfraStructs.pdf


SpiderFab - robotic 3d printing of large space based structures 


http://www.tethers.com/papers/SpiderFab_SpringNIAC_v6.pdf


Spoolhead - embedding metal wire in 3d printed objects, project final report, 2010.


http://reprap.org/mediawiki/images/2/25/SpoolHead_FinalReport.pdf


History of 3d printing, short infographic 


http://individual.troweprice.com/staticFiles/Retail/Shared/PDFs/3D_Printing_Infographic_FINAL.pdf


The Intellectual Property Implications of Low-Cost 3D Printing


http://www2.law.ed.ac.uk/ahrc/script-ed/vol7-1/bradshaw.pdf


The Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018


It includes 3d printing as one of key tehnologies in education.

http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-technology-outlook-for-STEM-education.pdf


Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Distributed Three-Dimensional
Printing and Conventional Manufacturing of Polymer Products

Megan Kreiger and Joshua M. Pearce, Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, United States

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/sc400093k


THINKING LIKE ARCHIMEDES WITH A 3D PRINTER by
OLIVER KNILL AND ELIZABETH SLAVKOVSKY


http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/3dprinter/documents/paper.pdf


Making machines that Make, presentation by Ilan E. Moyer


http://2013.oshwa.org/files/2013/09/OHS_IEM_2013.pdf


Why do we use digital fabrication machines by presenting them with oddly formatted files? by Nadja Peek (MIT)


http://cba.mit.edu/events/13.03.scifab/Peek.pdf


Rapid Prototyping of Green Composites by Nadya Peek (master theses) 




Digital Workflows for Digital Fabrication by Matt Keeter


http://mattkeeter.com/research/ndist.pdf


Salt Printing, 3D Printing in Salt Powder by Adele Klee and Zack Chan (3/14/2011)


http://open3dp.me.washington.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Salt-Printing.pdf


RepRap Colour Mixing report by James Corbett, 2012 (colour mixing nozzles and related technology)  


http://www.reprap.org/mediawiki/images/0/05/RepRapColourMixingReport-jmc.pdf


Liquid Metal Jetting for PrintingMetal Parts, John W. Priest, TheUniversity ofTexas at Arlington (1997)

Abstract: Liquid Metal Jetting (LMJ) is solid free form fabrication process for producing metal mechanical parts and electronic interconnects. It is a technology similar to ink jet printing where individual molten droplets are accurately printed. LMJ will produce metal parts on demand from a CAD database with functional performance parameters similar to metal parts produced by machining or casting. By controlling solidification rates and metal alloy composition, LMJ is able to produce parts with unique properties such as metal matrices and functionally graded materials.

http://utwired.engr.utexas.edu/lff/symposium/proceedingsArchive/pubs/Manuscripts/1997/1997-01-Priest.pdf


Bio-3D Printing presentation by Prof. Wei Sun 


http://nsfam.mae.ufl.edu/Slides/Sun.pdf


3d printing guide for n00bz by 3dprintingIndustry:


http://3dprintingindustry.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/3D-Printing-Guide.pdf

Disruptive manufacturing - the effects of 3D printing, Deloitte  


http://www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-Canada/Local%20Assets/Documents/Insights/Innovative_Thinking/2013/ca_en_insights_disruptive_manufacturing_102813.pdf


Free Knowledge and Commons perspectives on Industrial Production, Escola dels Commons Barcelona, 20 March 2012

Excellent presentations on many aspects of manufacturing, IP, distributed production and many other things.

http://microfactoria.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/perspectives_on_industrial_commons_2012_3.pdf


Army Technology publication from 2014 with focus on 3D printing: 


http://usarmy.vo.llnwd.net/e2/c/downloads/352196.pdf


MediaLab of Metropolitan Museum 3d printing guide for beginners (focus on 3d scanning and 3d modeling, very simple guide)


http://www.metmuseum.org/~/media/Files/Blogs/Digital%20Media/3DPrintingBookletforBeginners.pdf


Online 3d model search engines: 

If you want to design, build or learn how online 3d model search engines work, take a look at these documents:

A 3D model search engine, dissertation by Patrick Min (Jan 2004)

http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~min/publications/min04.pdf


A Search Engine for 3D Models, THOMAS FUNKHOUSER, PATRICK MIN, MICHAEL KAZHDAN, JOYCE CHEN, ALEX HALDERMAN, and DAVID DOBKIN; Princeton University
and DAVID JACOBS, NEC Research Institute


http://cvs.cs.umd.edu/~djacobs/pubs_files/tog03.pdf


UK Intellectual Property Office, 3D Printing a patent overview, November 2013


https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/312699/informatics-3d-printing.pdf


How to simply identify different types of plastics with DIY tests:


http://www.chymist.com/Polymer%20Identification.pdf

3D printing meets computational astrophysics: deciphering the structure of η Carinae’s inner colliding winds

Great paper on using 3d printing in high level astrophysics, cosmology and astronomy:

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1503.00716v1.pdf

3 Steps in Licencing your 3d Printed Stuff


Great white paper guide on copyright protection of 3d objects

https://www.publicknowledge.org/assets/uploads/documents/3_Steps_for_Licensing_Your_3D_Printed_Stuff.pdf


3D Printing of Functional and Biological Materials by Jennifer A. Lewis


https://www.mavt.ethz.ch/linksanddocs/DLS_J.Lewis_3D-Printing-of-Funcitional-and-Biological-Materials.pdf


TNO detailed presentation on 3D printed food printers and related trends and technologies


https://www.tno.nl/media/5517/3d_food_printing_march_2015.pdf


Whitepaper on why 3d scanning and copyright, May 2016. Can you copyright 3d scans?


https://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/25599-new-whitepaper-on-3d-scanning-and-the-lack-of-copyright.html


On distributed manufacturing policy:


https://c4ss.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/industrialpolicycarson0109.pdf


SGIA 2016 presentation by Kenneth Church, Ph.D. nScrypt, Inc., Orlando, Florida,  about 3d printed electronics with many interesting examples:


https://www.sgia.org/system/files/resources/3d_printed_electronics.pdf