3D Hubs releases detailed introduction to 3D printing
3D Hubs has just published a fairly good – and long – piece introducing 3D printing to newbies.
The almost 7,000 word page starts assuming you understand nothing at all about 3D printing, but have affinity for learning. It explains in quite simple conditions and with easy-to-follow diagrams the processes of 3D printing, the useful applications of the technology, materials and 3D model design tools and repositories.
In addition they ask a number of frequently asked questions, such as whether to use a 3D print service or use your own equipment.
Finally, they finish up with lots of “tips and tricks” to ensure more reliable 3D printing by making adjustments to the 3D model design.
Personally i think this is a good introduction for those not used to 3D printing, and experienced users could also find knowledge they hadn’t yet encountered, especially if you’ve spent the majority of your 3D printing experience using one 3D printing process.
3D Hubs, if you don’t know, is a massive 3D printing community network, one which started out with hobby machines, but now has started to encompass powerful professional 3D printers, too.
Just the sort of thing described in their document, “What’s 3D Printing?”
Via 3D Hubs