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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.
Download FREE SAMPLER OF CHAPTER 1 (pdf).
Chapter 1: The Next Revolution
Chapter 2. 3D Printing Technologies
Chapter 3: The 3D Printing Industry
Chapter 4: Direct Digital Manufacturing
Chapter 5: Personal Fabrication
Chapter 6: Bioprinting
Chapter 7. 3D Printing in Context
Chapter 8: Brave New World?
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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.
INTERVIEWS AND OTHER PRESS
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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Published 7th November 2014 by ExplainingTheFuture.com
The First Edition has been translated into Chinese, Japanese and Korean:
Chinese second edition published by Posts & Telecom Press, 1st June 2016.
Japanese first edition published by Nikkei BP,
13th December 2013.
Korean first edition published by Hanbit Biz, 19th September 2014.
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