3D Printing Guide

How could rapid prototyping be useful to me?

Rapid prototyping is used in a wide range of fields for research, education, and commerce. Check here if you have a problem in mind, but not a specific object planned.

This introduction shows the range of problems rapid prototyping can solve: 

Applications of rapid fabrication in different fields

From Castle Island’s Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping, the webpage introduces popular rapid fabrication’s applications in the fields of industry, biology,medical, military, etc.

This book discusses the range of applications for fabrications in more depth:

Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop ­­from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication

Written by Neil Gershenfeld, the book presents interesting examples of personal fabrication ­and the ability to design and produce your own products.

This report offers advanced, detailed and in-depth information about rapid fabrication industry:

Wohlers Report 2014

The annual report generally analyzes rapid fabrication industry in 2014. It is a good resource for the ones who have fundamental knowledge of 3D printing and want to know more details about it. The report is available in MIT libraries: Wohlers Report Series