Book Review: An Introduction to 3D Printing

3d3D Printing is something that fascinates me. It’s amazing to see what can be made on a printer and how it can help people. I’d love to have a 3D printer myself. Not that I have any idea what I’d make with it, but it would be fun. This book is for people who are curious about printing and want more information without going too in depth as well as people who are new to the field who need information and quickly.

The book has a lot of great information in it, with a lot of photos to go along with it.  At the end of each section there is also resources that you can check out if you are looking to find out more about each of the areas of 3D printing. Some of the things shown in this book are amazing – from figurines to castles to prosthetics.

This book was very interesting and I am still hoping that some day I’ll be making something with a 3D printer!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review.

About the Book

This book is aimed at an audience consisting of two kinds of readers. The first is people who are curious about 3D printing and want more information without necessarily getting deeply into it. For this audience, the first two chapters will be of greatest interest. They provide an overview of 3D print technology. They also serve to take the confusion out of the jargon and make sense out of such shortcuts as SLA, FFM, FFF, FDM, DLP, LOM, SLM, DMLS, SLS, EBM, EBAM, CAD and others. They describe the basic processes, the materials used and the application of the technology in industry, space, medicine, housing, clothing and consumer-oriented products such as jewelry, video game figures, footwear, tools and what must now seem like an infinity of bunnies, eagles and busts of Star Wars and Star Trek figurines in a dazzling array of colors.

This book also addresses the needs of people new to the field who require information in a hurry. Chapter 3 serves as a guide to generating a 3D model by reviewing scanning methodology, the various types of software available to create a model and the steps needed to insure a useful printed object from the 3D model. The chapter has numerous references which, together with the information in the text, will help one find quickly any additional information available on the internet.

Victoria E. Zukas received her bachelor’s degree in Interactive Media and Game Development in 2009 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She completed her Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Media in 2013 at Northeastern University. She has spent her time since then working as a Freelance Graphic Designer on a number of projects. Her background is mainly focused on creating 3D models for video games. Her published game BLASTiators can be found on the Google Play store.

Jonas A. Zukas, received his doctorate in engineering mechanics from the University of Arizona. He is widely known for his work in numerical modeling of the behavior of structures and materials at high rates of strain. He has co-authored and edited a number of books and conference proceedings and is the author of the monograph Introduction to Hydrocodes published by Elsevier. He is co-developer of the ZeuS code for the analysis of impact phenomena and was a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the American Academy of Mechanics


Book Review: Paper Jewelry

jewelryPaper Jewelry has 55 projects for reusing paper within it. The projects are split up by the type of paper that you use in order to create: Maps, Booklets, Newspaper, Candy Wrappers, Cardboard / Cards, Stationery, Magazines, Napkins, Books, and Comics (and a few more than that too!) The beginning of the book talks about how you should start by collecting a lot of paper and keep a paper diary so you can see small swatches of all of the paper you have collected.

For each of the pieces of jewelry included in the book there is a list of materials you will need and tools you will need and then instructions on how to make it.  The instructions are step by step and even include photos to help you along with folding, etc. Throughout the book there are also tips to help you out along the way.

It is amazing all the different ways you can use the paper to make some wonderful jewelry!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review.

About the Book

With detailed instructions, templates, and colorful photography, this book shows how to craft fifty-five paper jewelry projects. Colorful and graphic designs range from necklaces, brooches, earrings, and womens beaded bracelets to hair accessories. Learn how to find inspiration in a wide variety of recycled papers. Projects re-use maps, stationery, comic books, cardboard, magazines, and even candy wrappers. The various projects appeal to a wide variety of aesthetics, from the more traditional and refined to the more contemporary and flamboyant. There are also projects for a wide range of skill levels, making this an inspiring and practical book for everyone from beginners to established jewelry artists.

Book Review: The Santa Shimmy

The Santa Shimmy is an adorable book with steps on how to do the dance and to get ready for Santa’s arrival.  A fun book, great illustrations and a perfect bedtime story for any child who is getting ready to head to bed and waiting for Santa to arrive!

I received an e-copy of this book in order to write this review.

About the Book

Shimmy and shake like Santa in this interactive holiday board book. The rhyming text and energetic art will keep kids (and adults!) moving and laughing in anticipation of the holiday season.
For ages 0-2. From the Holiday Jingles series.
*Fun for the whole family*Playful and interactive rhyming text encourages movement and dancing*Great for Christmas promotions*Original, creative board books that will keep little ones entertained

Book Review: Goodnight Hockey

Goodnight Hockey is a cute book about going to a hockey game, written in rhyme. There are great illustrations that really make you feel like you are at an exciting hockey game! A great bedtime story for the little hockey fan in your life.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review.

About the Book

From the first puck drop to the final buzzer, Goodnight Hockey will have every hockey fan cheering. Rhyming text and energetic art perfectly capture the excitement and thrill of a hockey game. Goodnight Hockey is the perfect bedtime story for your young sports fan.
For ages 4-7. From the Sports Illustrated Kids Bedtime Books series.
*From the best-selling author of Goodnight Baseball and Goodnight Football*Fits a gap in the marketplace—there are few hockey books for young readers*Perfect bedtime story

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