Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014
By Mark Frauenfelder
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Final Release Date: November 2013
Pages: 116

It’s 3D Printing: The Next Generation! The technology’s improving, prices are dropping,new models are hitting the market, and 3D printers are appearing on desktops, workbenches, lab shelves, and kitchen tables all over the world. Not only are we seeing better, faster, and cheaper 3D printers, we’re also seeing new printing materials, easier-to-use design software, powerful scanning technology, and the rise of an entire ecosystem of 3D peripherals and services that support 3D printing technology.

Make’s second annual 3D Printing Guide is once again your go-to resource for discovering the latest information in this fast-changing field of printers, software, projects, and accessories. Inside, you'll find up-to-date reviews on the latest in 3D printing technology, feature and model comparisons, tutorials and stories about 3d printing, and some of the coolest 3d printed objects out there.

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    Food stuff, it gave me all informations I needed before I went to the real thing...

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    STILL no promised ePub Version!

    By Ed the Unhappy

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        Despite a promise, made months ago there is still no ePub version! As a result this gets my lowest rating for failure to meet promises.

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        Nice overview of 3D printing in 2014

        By hfb

        from Nashua, NH

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        Comments about oreilly Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014:

        This year's issue of 3D printing was pretty good. I was mainly interested in seeing how all the new printers from this year stacked up against each other. Just to make it clear, I did receive this issue for free through the O'Reilly reviewer program.
        They did a pretty good job comparing printers. One thing I wish they would do but they don't, is talk about all the same points for each printer so you can easily compare the strengths of one versus the other for ALL the models. Some talk about how well it prints while some talk about how easy it is to get setup and it's hard to make a good comparison. It's good to highlight whatever sets the printer apart from the rest in a special feature or whatnot but it would really be nice to see better comparison metrics instead of a hodgepodge of information on each that you have to pull information out of from various paragraphs to even try to compare it.
        They had a nice little test print they had all the printers make too so you could compare the differences. Good idea right? Sure, IF YOU USE THE SAME COLOR FOR THEM ALL!!! Of course, each was a different color and a lot of them, you couldn't even see half the details in them, not because the printer couldn't do it but because the picture didn't turn out in the magazine! Use the same color so you can actually see the differences, not hide the differences.
        There are some other new developments in this issue as well but most are going to be interested in the various printer comparisons.
        I wouldn't have paid for this issue myself but it was still informative.

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