Teacher Bookshelf

The books listed below have been identified by teachers as having helped or inspired them, either generally, in their teaching practice, or specifically concerning 3D printing and design.

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3D Printing: Second Edition

Christopher Barnatt

The 3D Printing Handbook: Technologies, design and applications

Ben Redwood,‎ Filemon Schöffer,‎ Brian Garret  

3D Printing with MatterControl

Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron

2001 A Space Odyssey

Arthur C. Clarke

3D Printers: A Beginner's Guide

Oliver Bothmann (Author)

3D Printing for Dummies

Kalani Kirk Hausman and Richard Horne

A Whole new Engineer

Mark Sumerville and David Goldberg

Academically Adrift

Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Ian Gibson , David Rosen , and Brent Stucker

Cameos: Old & New

Anna M. Miller G.G. RMV and Diana Jarrett G.G. RMV

Design for the other 90%

Cynthia E. Smith

Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing

Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman


Angela Duckworth

Hacking Assessment

Starr Sackstein

How Not to be Wrong

Jordan Ellenberg

Howtoons: [Re]Ignition Volume 1 (Howtoons Reignition Tp)

Fred Van Lente (Author), Jordie Bellaire (Artist), Tom Fowler (Artist)

Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction

Saul Griffith (Author), Ingrid Dragotta (Author), Nick Dragotta (Author, Artist)

Innovator's Mindset

George Couros

Make Space

Scott Doorley, Scott Witthoft , Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, David Kelley (Foreword)

Maker spaces and 3D printing: The New Shop Class

Joan Horvath, Richard Cameron, and Doug Adrianson

October Sky

Homer Hickam

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg

Out of My Mind

Sharon Draper

Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing

C. Warnier (Editor), D. Verbruggen/Unfold (Editor), S. Ehmann (Editor), R. Klanten (Editor)

Recipes for Success

Gerald Ogonyo

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Andrea Beaty (Author), David Roberts (Illustrator)

Siteless: 1001 Building Forms

Françe;ois Blanciak

The Art of Tinkering

Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich

The Invent to Learn Guide to 3D printing

David Thornburg Ph.D., Norma Thornburg MA , Sara Armstrong Ph.D., and Gary S. Stager (Foreword)

The Machinery of Life

David Goodsell

The Martian

Andy Weir

Understanding by Design

Grant J. Wiggins and Jay McTighe