Mastering Desktop 3D Printing with Simplify3D
Understanding Slicer Settings and Processes Necessary to Produce High-Quality 3D Printed Models
By Richard Horne
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2016
Run time: 3 hours 12 minutes

When the average person uses a desktop 3D printer to make finished physical objects, they are overwhelmed with decisions on profiles, settings, speeds, and materials. This, says 3D printing expert Richard Horne, almost always results in failure.

In this course, Horne explains everything you need to know about using Simplify3D to produce the highest quality desktop 3D printed models without wasting materials or your time. Understanding the Simplify3D software is the main focus of this course, but the information covered is useful to anyone seriously interested in desktop 3D printing.

  • Master Simplify3D - the 3D printing processing software compatible with most desktop 3D printers
  • Learn to import, scale, rotate, preview, slice, and repair 3D models before you print
  • Understand how to tune and calibrate desktop 3D printers for best results and speeds
  • Learn the essential settings for different types of materials and different types of objects
  • Identify and correct problems in the desktop 3D printing process that waste materials and time
  • Understand settings for layering, support, dual extrusion, Gcode, nozzle sizing, and more
  • Gain the confidence in 3D printing required to experiment with new materials, settings, and complex model printing
Richard Horne, better known as RichRap in the global 3D printing community, has worked with 3D printing for decades. He's been a developer, innovator, and designer with the RepRap project since 2009, and serves on the Advisory Board of the The 3D Printing Association. He co-wrote the 3D Printing for Dummies book, and blogs about 3D printing at
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