Additive Manufacturing: Materials for 3D Printing

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    If you want to print functional 3D parts or products, it's critical to select the right material for each job. You need to look at the requirements of your design, evaluating criteria such as strength, surface finish, color, and cost. Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron—founders of maker tech consulting company Nonscriptum LLC—show how to choose the correct material based on your design and printing method, surveying materials that are commonly available for use with desktop 3D printers (filament and resin) along with an intro to industrial materials like nylon and metal powders. They review the workflow for each type of material, and teach ways to optimize throughput and turnaround time. Plus, get an inside look at a few applications that use 3D printing as a cost-effective solution for short-run manufacturing.

    Instructors

    • Click here to view Joan Horvath’s instructor page

      Joan Horvath

      Co-founder Nonscriptum LLC 3D printing & tech consultants. Author Apress books, LinkedIn Learning courses. MIT alum.

      Joan Horvath is a cofounder of Nonscriptum LLC.

      Her Pasadena-based consulting and training firm was founded in early 2015 and focuses on teaching educators and scientists how to use maker tech. Joan is an MIT alumna, recovering rocket scientist, and educator. She collaborates with her cofounder, Rich Cameron, on books for Apress, available on Apress.com, Amazon.com, and via other retailers.
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      Rich Cameron

      Rich "Whosawhatsis" Cameron is a cofounder of Nonscriptum LLC.

      Rich's Pasadena-based consulting and training firm was founded in early 2015 and focuses on teaching educators and scientists how to use maker tech. Rich is an open-source 3D printer hacker who designed the RepRap Wallace and Bukito printers. He collaborates with his cofounder, Joan Horvath, on books for Apress, available on Apress.com, Amazon.com, and via other retailers.

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  • Choosing additive manufacturing materials

    - [Joan] Figuring out how to enter the art of manufacturing world can be overwhelming. There is so many different types of 3D printers with new materials and technologies popping up almost daily. Where to begin? To get started, you'll need to know how to look at the requirements for the part you want to manufacture. - [Rich] How strong does the part need to be? - [Joan] How good does the surface finish have to be, and will I want to paint it? - [Rich] Does it need to be in full color? - [Joan] Can my facility handle 3D printers? - [Rich] When is it cost effective to move from traditional manufacturing to 3D printing? And what are some of the ways to get your feet wet and then scale up? - [Joan] We're Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, the co-founders Non Scriptum LLC, a consulting company, and authors of many books on 3D printing and other technologies. - [Rich] To start finding the answers to those questions, join us in our LinkedIn Learning Course on materials for 3D printing. - [Joan]…

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