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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By : Richard Salinas
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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By: Richard Salinas

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

About the Reviewers

Richard Horne (RichRap) is well known in the 3D printing community as RichRap. He has over two decades of experience in the electronics industry, first as an electronics engineer and more recently, commercially, in both a Sales and Marketing capacity. His work spans over a wide range of technologies and industries for both consumer and industrial sectors. From arcade games to washing machines, he has designed and developed products used by millions of people around the world.

He is part of the board of advisors for the 3D Printing Association and a highly passionate advocate of 3D printing for the home, education, and industrial sectors. Since joining the open source maker movement and then the RepRap project in 2009, he has been blogging, developing, and sharing ideas for greater consumer interest in 3D printing. His work is helping make this high-tech industry a little easier for everyone to join in and collaborate, while also pushing the technical boundaries of design and personal manufacturing.

His blog can be found at, and further printing advice and open source 3D printing projects are available at The 3D Printing Association is available at

Miro Hrončok is a Fedora Ambassador and Packager. He maintains the 3D printing stack in Fedora (see, and he wants Fedora to be the best operating system for makers. Miro Hrončok works as a developer for Red Hat Czech. He studies at the Faculty of Information Technology at Czech Technical University in Prague, where he also helps run a 3D printing lab for students and teaches 3D printing. More information (in Czech) about the 3D printing lab can be found at

Eugene Medvedev is a Russian sociologist from Moscow, who started his career in home 3D printing by writing a paper about the social effects of the coming home manufacturing revolution. Once the paper was halfway complete, a realization that he didn't really know what he was talking about led to a successful attempt to recreate the entire technology from scratch, deliberately using nothing but what could be obtained in local hardware and electronics stores, which mostly amounted to fiber boards and bits of string. This eventually led to a rapid reinvention of the wheel, which became a much-cited source for the Russian 3D printing community, as the paper about social effects gave way to explanations of technical underpinnings of the craft. However, the actual business is still struggling to get off the ground.He can be contacted at

Clarence 'Sparr' Risher is a technical geek with a passion for obscure and cutting-edge technologies. He finds himself involved in open source and collaborative projects, ranging from 3D printing to large scale art to robotics and software development. Starting with a RepRap Mendel at a local hackerspace, he soon upgraded to a modified MendelMax design and then started tinkering on low-cost printers such as the Printrbot and not-printer-specific three-axis Cartesian platforms such as the ShapeOko.