Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing – first impressions

Make: Ultimate 3D Printing Guide

Make released its Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing a while back, and I didn’t think I was going to buy it.

From all appearances, it looked like a buyer’s guide to 3D printers, and I was already pretty well informed of the printer varieties. However, Jesse happened to get a copy and I decided to flip through it.

The magazine turned out a lot more interesting than I’d thought.

There were a lot of neat interviews with folks in the 3D printing business as well as articles on legal issues surrounding 3D printing. In fact, one article about copyright inspired my own research into 3D printing patents.

My favorite part of the magazine was the distinction in price between $0 and free software for 3D modeling tools.

If you’re new to 3D printing and are shopping for a 3D printer, or just interested in the development of the 3D printing community, this magazine will suit your needs very well. I was definitely interested in the community aspect, and bought a copy just for that.

However, if you’re looking to troubleshoot a specific printer, or want a lot more technical subjects, this might not be the guide for you.

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