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3D Printing: Second Edition is a major update of the highly popular 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution. The book provides an extensive overview of all 3D printing technologies, together with a detailed analysis of the 3D printing industry, and broader predictions for future digital manufacturing. Already it is possible to 3D print in hundreds of different plastic, metal and ceramic materials, with pioneers now 3D printing molds, aerospace components, jewelry, works of art, toys and medical devices.

While traditionally 3D printing has been used for rapid prototyping, by 2020 most things that are 3D printed will be industrial tooling or final products. Already more than half a million 3D printable files are listed on object sharing websites, with desktop 3D printers that can fabricate them priced from $500. Meanwhile doctors are learning how to bioprint replacement human organs.

3D Printing: Second Edition is written by Christopher Barnatt of ExplainingTheFuture.com. The book features over one hundred interviews, examples and illustrations, and is a valuable resource for all enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, designers, investors and students who want to remain up-to-date with the Next Industrial Revolution.




Chapter 1: The Next Revolution
Why 3D printing matters and its four key 3D marketplaces. DOWNLOAD FREE PDF

Chapter 2. 3D Printing Technologies
Detailing every technology on the market or in the lab.

Chapter 3: The 3D Printing Industry
A global overview of leading manufacturers, software providers and bureau services.

Chapter 4: Direct Digital Manufacturing
Reporting on pioneers who are already 3D printing consumer products, industrial components and medical devices.

Chapter 5: Personal Fabrication
An overview of personal 3D printers, 3D scanners and the Maker Movement.

Chapter 6: Bioprinting
How research teams are working to 3D print replacement human body parts.

Chapter 7. 3D Printing in Context
How 3D printing, synthetic biology and nanotech will converge to enable local digital manufacturing.

Chapter 8: Brave New World?
Separating probable fact from science fiction to predict the real 3D printing future.

132 key terms and technologies precisely defined.

3D Printing Directory
A comprehensive listing of industrial and personal 3D printer manufacturers, software packages, bureau services and online object repositories.

Further Reading

Index -- only provided in the hardcopy edition.


"An area where this book is incredibly useful is in identifying and explaining the different 3D printing processes and where the brands fit" -- Rachel Park, Disruptive Magazine

"This is a great all round book for anyone interested in 3D printing, with any level of knowledge ... Itís very thought provoking and after reading it youíll likely be a little stunned, but full of ideas and enthusiasm for this technology. ... If you purchased the first edition then you wonít be wasting your money buying this too, as it really is a major update." -- Jason King, 3D Print Headquarters

"Great reading and highly recommended!" -- Gary Anderson, 3DPrintingStocks.com

"For a complete overview of 3D printing, starting with the core uses, from rapid prototyping through high-end additive technology applications, this book, written in plain english that doesnít talk down to the technologist, designer, maker or engineer, is a 'must have' on your shelf" -- Dean Meyers, VizWorld.


DRUPA Medical 3D Printing is Likely to be a Billion Dollar Industry, DRUPA Newsroom, 13th November 2014.

Gary Anderson Interview with Christopher Barnatt, 3DPrintingStocks.com, 12th November 2014.

Interview with futurist Christopher Barnatt on his book '3D Printing: Second Edition', 3Ders.org, 9th November 2014.

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3D Printing Second Edition book cover
Published 7th November 2014 by ExplainingTheFuture.com
ISBN-13: 978-1502879790.

The First Edition has been translated into Chinese, Japanese and Korean:

3D Printing 2nd Edition Chinese cover

Chinese second edition published by Posts & Telecom Press, 1st June 2016.
ISBN: 978-7115421180

3D Printing Japanese cover

Japanese first edition published by Nikkei BP,
13th December 2013.
ISBN: 978-4822285258

3DP Book Korea

Korean first edition published by Hanbit Biz, 19th September 2014.
ISBN: 978-8994120904

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