Everyone agrees that the development of 3D printing has brought a major change in technology and business. At first, people were curious about this new, exciting field, but in the past few years entrepreneurs have started to consider 3D printing as a real opportunity for business. Designers can find jobs which are paid very well, and those who own 3D printers can focus on creating materials or spare parts that they can later sell. The possibilities are countless. It just takes a bit of imagination and a good sense for business. In his book, ‘How to Become a 3D Printing Entrepreneur’, Yoni Binstock offers his readers all the information they need to turn this technology into a business success if they decide to give it a try.
It is quite clear that in the near future 3D printing will change the world just like the personal computer did 20 years ago. Currently, this technology is not readily available to everyone, but one day it will probably end up in people’s homes and a new era will begin. Entrepreneurs have already made the first step towards this by starting new businesses based on 3D printing. Yoni Binstock has gathered all his experience and research in this guide with the purpose of helping his readers understand how the technology works and how it can bring them a generous income if they learn how to use it. His book contains invaluable information for both beginners and people who have already read a bit about 3D printing and want to know more.
‘How to Become a 3D Printing Entrepreneur’ is broken into five sections. The Introduction familiarizes the readers with the key concepts of 3D printing. The author talks a bit about its history, then he gives a short explanation about how it works. In the following chapters he gives more details and makes things easier to understand for beginners. He starts by describing how an object is created through a multi-dimensional process. First, a CAD image is generated, and then the CAD file is converted to an STL file, which the 3D printer can read. With the information gathered from this special file, the printer starts placing material on the x, y, and z-axis until the object takes form.
Each chapter is dedicated to a certain aspect of working in this field. For instance, there is one that deals exclusively with designers, the software they can use, expected salaries, and opportunities for freelancing. Then, for those who consider buying a 3D printer and starting a business, there’s a chapter that discusses different models. The author describes the features of these printers and explains what kind of objects they can print. At the end of the book, there is a section with additional resources readers can check to learn even more things about 3D printing. There is also a chapter that contains words of wisdom from other 3D printing entrepreneurs, which will motivate and encourage readers to give this business a try because there are great chances for success and good income.
‘How to Become a 3D Printing Entrepreneur’ is a must-read for anyone looking for new ideas and opportunities.