By Matthew B. Stokes

ISBN-10: 1783550759

ISBN-13: 9781783550753

Build cutting-edge structure layout tasks with MakerBot Replicator 1, 2, or 2X


  • Intelligently layout a version to be imprinted on the MakerBot from the scratch
  • Make the MakerBot replicator give you the results you want, automating projects and doing publish processing on MakerBot output
  • Full of sensible suggestions, tips, and step by step directions to effectively layout your version with MakerBot

In Detail

Recently we’ve noticeable purchaser 3D printing gaining traction. the ability of 3D printing is massive and its functions are doubtless endless—medicine, structure, and nutrition, to call a couple of. Incorporating 3D printing into your layout cycle reduces total venture charges and lowers venture period, because it enables fast prototype iterations and rapid, extra descriptive suggestions. 3D printing appears to be like to revolutionize sleek production and the know-how is bettering in leaps and limits every day.

"3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot" strives to offer you a great starting place for what MakerBot can do. It deals a hands-on method to know about how 3D printing works, and the way you should use its robust gains to supply nice prints. With this e-book, you'll research every little thing you must find out about designing and printing architectural versions utilizing the MakerBot Replicator 2X and the way to include a number of elements and colors from designs created through you and the community.

"3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot" will take you thru a few transparent, sensible examples for you to educate you the way to liberate the ability of your MakerBot Replicator 2X and the MakerBot group. it is going to provide help to create types composed of a number of components and colors that are 3D printer prepared.

You also will find out about the differing kinds of 3D printing and the heritage major as much as the acquisition of MakerBot by way of Stratasys. you are going to have a look into the main points of 3D printing software program, studying easy methods to convert your 3D CAD version right into a actual 3D prototype and the way a variety of strategies will impact your print. you'll then create extra complicated architectural types with components created to slot jointly which are designed both by means of you or from the broad neighborhood libraries came across on Thingiverse and GrabCAD. so that it will find out how to achieve the higher give up the contest by means of growing architectural prototypes utilizing 3D printing, then this can be the e-book for you.

What you are going to study from this book

  • Modify and orient versions in Makerware
  • Reduce warpage in the course of prints
  • Discover the influence of print settings and different positive aspects on total quality
  • Use twin extruder for multi-colour printing
  • Create complex assemblies using part tolerancing
  • Learn tips to layout for assembly
  • Incorporate flexibility into your designs
  • Find and adjust versions from Thingiverse and GrabCAD
  • Scale for a tradeoff among time and precision


This is a hands-on instructional for a consumer to develop into well-versed with 3D printing utilizing MakerBots.

Who this ebook is written for

"3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot" is perfect for architects seeking to growing attractive prototypes utilizing the MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D printer. Having event utilizing 3D CAD software program is useful yet now not beneficial as this publication mentions a number of diverse CAD programs for rookies, as much as these extra complex clients who're maybe searching for extra features.

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Both of these packages are filled with additional features and tools useful in the design process, including rendering, animation, and many validation tools and add-ons. Rhinoceros Rhino is a favorite of many designers and architects because of its low cost and extensive feature list. At a cost of about $1,000 USD, this software package has many of the high-end design and rendering features found inside AutoCAD and SolidWorks at a price that won't empty your wallet. Using advanced software packages These packages have a steep initial learning curve, as they are packed full of useful tools for modeling.

This slurry works well adhering parts to the build platform, but does require extra time to set up. Luckily, you will not use much of the slurry; therefore, one batch should last several months, and you only need to reapply to selected sections where removing the raft also removes the base of slurry (or if you replace the Kapton tape). The mixture is very sticky and contains acetone, so exercise caution while handling. Tip Ensure to close the lid tightly on your slurry, because exposure to air will cause the acetone to evaporate.

Looking at our original image seen previously, we notice the gussets. 1 mm (though we should aim for minimum of 2 walls thick). This appears to be the only area of concern, so now we can begin designing. Tip Ensure that the units you are using in CAD are the same units you intend to print with. For example, if you are designing in mm, ensure that your part fits within the mm platform size and maximal height. Designing the roof truss The CAD package we have chosen is SolidWorks; however, the approach when solid modeling with any of the aforementioned CAD packages (with the exception of TinkerCAD) will be very similar.

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