Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Final Release Date: November 2012
Pages: 116

The 3D printing revolution is well upon us, with new machines appearing at an amazing rate. With the abundance of information and options out there, how are makers to choose the 3D printer that's right for them? MAKE is here to help, with our Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. We brought 16 of the top printers to our headquarters and hosted a weekend-long printer shootout staffed by the editors of MAKE and a number of luminaries in the field. We documented out-of-box experiences and subjected the printers to a number of print and torture tests. This issue presents our findings for you in a clear, concise manner.

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    5.0

    Good stuff

    By Steev

    from Holliston, MA

    About Me Educator, Maker, Sys Admin

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      Comments about oreilly Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing:

      Good issue. Very helpful on giving a. Good overview of 3d printing I recently bought a printrbot and very happy with it thanks to the knowledge gained from this issue

       
      5.0

      starting point... very clarifying

      By 1125lbs

      from Brazil

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      Comments about oreilly Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing:

      clarify my doubts, and give me perspective of this new topic on my research. it was my starting point.

       
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      Excellent

      By Edge20

      from Greymouth New Zealand

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        Comments about oreilly Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing:

        Good read on a subject I am interested in

         
        4.0

        Nice Overview of 3D Printers

        By hfb

        from Nashua, NH

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          Comments about oreilly Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing:

          I didn't realize this was just a magazine but thought the whole thing was dedicated towards the comparison of all the 3D printer models. I guess it makes sense after I think about it some.
          I have been interested in possibly getting a 3D printer this year so this was a nice way to get all the information I needed in one place! Some of the other information in the magazine is better suited for those that already have a printer so while it's nice to read and know, it's not as useful to those that do not have a 3D printer yet.
          Reading the comparison was definitely an eye opener to what is actually out there and the capability of the various models. It reviews some of the higher end models but also the affordable ones more to my budget. They did a very good job comparing the print quality by using consistent models to determine which printers worked the best.
          Overall, if you're looking at purchasing a 3D printer this year, pick up this magazine. You'll be glad you did. If you are looking for something more detailed about each printer, then you'll probably do better checking online at each individual website.

          Disclaimer: This book was received as part of the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program. All comments represent my thoughts and opinions.

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          3.0

          Ultimate Guide to purchasing one maybe?

          By dendad51

          from Australia

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          Comments about oreilly Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing:

          As I am new to 3D printing I was looking for a "How To" for help in setting up my Solidoodle 2 for best results.
          This publication is very interesting and worth a read but is more an introduction to various 3D printing methods and reviews of machines. It is a good read, but does not really help me to get my printing up to quality.
          If you are in the market for a printer, by all means read this to help select your machine.

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