Make’s recent Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing is a great primer for anyone looking to get into 3D printing. It covers everything from choosing the right 3D printer to creating 3D prints without a printer.
I received my copy about a week ago, and was actually a bit surprised as to how in-depth it is. The special issue also introduced me to a couple of new printer models I was previously completely unfamiliar with, including several in the under-$1000 price range.
The special 3D printer issue is a great resource for anyone looking to purchase a 3D printer, and there’s also plenty of content for anyone with budding 3D printing interests who don’t plan to make such a purchase anytime soon.
Remember, these days you don’t need a physical 3D printer to create 3D prints. There are plenty of community printers and online print services that you can take advantage of for a nominal fee.
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P.S. I wrote an article for the issue that discusses several non-extruder 3D printing technologies. Also, if you’re considering ordering a MakerBot Replicator 2 or Form Labs’ Form 1, check out my comparison article via PopMech.