3D printing is a new craft technique that seems like science fiction. Objects appear to be created out of nothing – as if by magic. This book shows you the practice of 3D printing at home. It gives the reader an overview of the basics of this technique and the materials and the knowledge you need for a successful start in the use of 3D printing. The hardware and software you need is described, and tips and tricks for the practical application of 3D printing are given. If you aspire to use 3D printing for your hobby or for spare parts, this book is a guide for your first steps into a new future: – What is 3D printing? – The differences between 3D printers. – The way to your first print. – Software for construction, preparation of printing and the printing process. – Printing practice. – What can I do with my printer? – Printing at service providers.