Simplifying 3D Printing with OpenSCAD

By Colin Dow
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About this book

OpenSCAD is an open-source 3D design platform that will help bring your designs to life. This book will show you how to make the best use of OpenSCAD and design and build objects using 3D printers.

The book starts by taking you through the 3D printing technology, the software used for designing your objects, and an analysis of the G-code produced by the 3D printer slicer software. Complete with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts, real-world examples, and self-assessment questions, the book helps you learn about 3D printers and how to set up a printing job. You'll then design your objects using the OpenSCAD program that provides a robust and free 3D compiler at your fingertips. As you set up a 3D printer for a print job, you'll understand how to configure the parameters to build well-defined designs.

By the end of this 3D printing book, you'll be ready to start designing and printing your own objects using OpenSCAD.

Publication date:
January 2022

About the Author

  • Colin Dow

    Colin Dow has been 3D printing since 2013 starting with the laser cut wooden frame version of the Ultimaker 3D printer. He has gone through a dozen or so 3D printers over the years from MakerBots, PrintrBots, early Prusa i3s, delta printers, and liquid resin printers. Colin has been working with OpenSCAD since 2014 using it with 3D printers to design and manufacture model rocketry parts for his model rocketry business. Through his aerospace workshops he has introduced many students to 3D printing including in-class demonstrations of 3D printing. Over the last few years Colin has been designing and building automated drones for his drone startup using 3D printers and OpenSCAD.

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