Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing

Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing

Hod Lipson, Melba Kurman


Voted one of many best 25 books of 2013 in China by way of chinese language readers!
 

Fabricated tells the tale of 3D printers, humble production machines which are bursting out of the manufacturing facility and into houses, companies, colleges, kitchens, hospitals, even the style catwalk. The magic occurs in case you plug a 3D printer into cutting-edge mind-boggling electronic applied sciences. upload to that the web, tiny, low in cost digital circuitry, radical advances in fabrics technology and biotech and voila! the result's an explosion of technological and social innovation.

Fabricated provides readers with sensible and ingenious insights to the query "how will 3D printing applied sciences switch my life?" in line with countless numbers of hours of study and dozens of interviews with specialists from a huge variety of industries, Fabricated bargains readers an informative, enticing and fast moving creation to 3D printing now and within the future.

 
Chapters and contents
Chapter 1:  Everything is changing into science fiction. What could "just one other typical day" seem like in a destiny, 3D printable world?

Chapter 2:  A laptop which can make virtually anything. Information morphed from analog shape to electronic. Will actual gadgets be subsequent? Ten key ideas clarify 3D printing's disruptive power. 

Chapter three:  Nimble manufacturing. rising company types lie someplace among mass construction and the neighborhood farmer's marketplace.  Small-batch production is changing into ecocnomic, liberating marketers from the tyranny imposed through economies of scale.

Chapter four:  Tomorrow's economic climate of printable products. 3D printing, reasonably cheap layout and production applied sciences create new marketplace possibilities as shoppers more and more crave on-demand, customized "experience" products.

Chapter five:  Printing in layers.  For these of a technological bent, a deep dive into the internal workings of the 3D printing process.

Chapter 6:  Design software program, the electronic canvas. Without an connected desktop, a 3D printer is simply an complex paperweight. an outline of layout software program and "digital capture."

Chapter 7:  Bioprinting in "living ink."  Design software program and 3D printers learn scientific scans to manufacture residing tissue and customized man made joints. How lengthy prior to we all can faucet into this Fountain of Youth?

Chaper eight:  Digital cuisine.  Today you could 3D print "high answer" and scrumptious shortbread, chocolate collectible figurines and tortillas. sooner or later, Quantified Selfers and sofa potatoes alike will stability their diets by means of streaming biometrics to a nutrition printer.

Chapter nine:  A manufacturing facility within the classroom. basic and heart college lecturers train "children's engineering" utilizing bright, hands-on lesson plans.
Chapter 10:  Unleashing a brand new aesthetic. 3D printers are the output machine computer-savvy artists, designers and designers were ready for.

Chapter eleven:  Green, fresh manufacturing.  What's purifier to make? A 3D published plastic toy or a industrially produced plastic toy? 3D printers may well introduce greener living... or aid us drown in a emerging tidal wave of plastic junk.

Chapter 12:  Ownership, protection and criminal frontiers.  Technology evolves quicker than the legislations. buyer security and highbrow estate legislation will stretch to house published guns, counterfeit items and unregulated customized items.  

Chapter thirteen:  Designing the longer term.  Why used to be famous person Trek's Replicator used simply to make Earl gray tea?  Because after we form our instruments, then our instruments form us. Next-generation layout software program will unshackle our imaginations, giving us new how one can think and edit the actual international.   

Chapter 14:  The subsequent episode of 3D printing. What lies forward? Watercolor artists create endless colours by means of mixing basic colours.  Regular humans will layout and mix average fabrics -- or micro-scale digital elements --  and "print" them out in wonderful, meticulously patterned sprays. the end result? bizarre and wacky new fabrics. Robots that stroll out of the 3D printer. Ready-made, responsive clever fabrics.  

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