A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing Released

In A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing, professional engineer Mike Rigsby introduces future designers from all career backgrounds to the basics of 3D printing, offering step-by-step instructions through fifteen simple projects. Each project is illustrated with screen caps of Autodesk 123D Design, the most common free 3D software available. The projects are also described using SketchUp, another popular free software package.

Familiarizing learners of all ages with the basics of computer-aided design, the skills and processes learned from completing the projects in A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing can help teachers, students, librarians and others to take advantage of this growing technology.