From both Italy and Sharebot comes some interesting technological literary news, as they begin to distribute author Paolo Aliverti’s book, Stampa 3D Stazione Futuro (Publisher, Hoepli, 2014) free to libraries in Italy’s major cities.
Thankfully, and right on cue, as 3D printing begins to spark the imagination and curiosity of so many different types of people of all ages across the world, comes Aliverti’s book, dedicated to informing us about the community, evolution, and technicalities of 3D printing.
“The idea to distribute the book to the libraries arose because Sharebot believes such places are the center of the main popular information and culture, and a book is needed to explain 3D printing in a simple and intuitive way,” Claudio Bonfiglioli of Sharebot told 3DPrint.com.
And as he shares his knowledge, technical expertise, and thoughts on the technology, Aliverti makes one of his central themes known on the subject: its foundation was set on sharing. A maker himself, Aliverti innovates with specialties in electronics, software, 3D printing — and writing. He is also the founder of Frankenstein Garage and FabLab Milano.
Aliverti educates his readers on how 3D printing was born decades ago, but truly came to fruition through the sharing community of makers, tinkerers, and hackers, with a number of brilliant and creative minds driving the momentum.
Aliverti’s second focus centers on the makers themselves and what they are creating and striving toward, and what we should be looking forward to seeing them producing in the future as the technology progresses and becomes so much more affordable. He describes the impact these individuals are having on society and the world with their creations, as well as predicting that 3D printing will become something most of us do on a daily basis.
Offering a great deal of information regarding 3D design, he stresses how important it is to put one foot in front of the other and methodically master that portion first as it is — quite obviously — the starting point for beginning the journey into 3D printing. Once the student has learned to draw and model in 3D, they are then able to look forward to producing a quality 3D printed product.
Aliverti presents a history of 3D printing in general terms, but also gives a history of Sharebot, which not only puts great faith in his authored work, but should also should be inspiring to those checking out the book in Italian libraries, as Sharebot is now a part of the technological roadmap and heritage in Italy for 3D printing. Beginning as the creation of company president Andrea Radaelli, Sharebot went from a garage in Brianza to a contender in the 3D printing technology sector of Italy.
Along with their mission to make quality, user-friendly 3D printers, Sharebot has also been responsible for the inception of Sharebot Academy, showing an important dedication to the necessary and educational side of 3D printing. They offer both basic and advanced courses in 3D printing, giving new and experienced users a deeper understanding of the technology and how to use it, as well as continuing to grow as designers and makers. They offer their courses to those who are clients of Sharebot, as well as those who are not.
Aliverti’s book is soon to be joined by a number of others on the bookshelves as the years pass and the breakthroughs afforded by 3D design and 3D printing grow exponentially. I know when I become interested in something, my first step is to go buy a book. Study up, get immersed, and learn a little, or maybe a whole lot. Books and knowledge are one of the greatest things authors can leave to the world, and many of us would be lost without their efforts. As new technologies begin to take their places in the world and individuals begin to learn through trial and error, enough information and enthusiasm, as well as results, finally come to light to fill the pages of books.
Do you see a need growing for literature regarding 3D printing? Tell us what you would like to see available in your libraries regarding 3D printing and information surrounding it in the Aliverti Book forum over at 3DPB.com.