Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)


Going further


Additive Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing, I.Gibson


https://www.3dhubs.com/knowledge-base/ is a good site which goes into a little more detail about using 3D printing.

I recommend watching videos of each process to fully grasp manufacturing, and also viewing images of objects made by each process to see how final print quality differs.