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Sources for 3d Printable Objects

Here is a compiled list of 3d print resources. Another page kept up to date by Royce Barber can be found at http://ontu.org/node/145 www.yeggi.com www.thingiverse.com www.grabcad.com www.tinkercad.com/things www.cgtrader.com www.forge.zheng3.com www.stlfinder.com www.trinpy.com www.digible.net www.sketchfab.com www.shapeways.com www.yobi3d.com www.youmagine.com www.turbosquid.com www.cults3d.com www.3dwarehouse.sketchup.com www.pinshape.com www.myminifactory.com www.3dcadbrowser.com www.123dapp.com/gallery/content/all www.libre3d.com www.3dshook.com www.3dexport.com (www.3dexport.com/free-3d-models) www.tf3dm.com www.treatstock.com/3d-printable-models www.open3dmodel.com www.3dcadbrowser.com www.archive3d.net www.3dcontentcentral.com www.shapetizer.com

Sources for STL files and design software

Almost all CAD and 3D software can export an STL or OBJ file of the designed part – this is a file defining in a very simple/basic method how the object will look, and this file is generally read only (since it throws away everything about how it was created). On Thingiverse  you can download […]

Build a 3D Printer Workhorse, Not an Amazing Disappointment Machine

This article was featured on Hackaday and I found it was full of good information on stepper motor selection, hot beds, drivers, etc. 3D printers have become incredibly cheap, you can get a fully workable unit for $200 – even without throwing your money down a crowdfunded abyss. Looking at the folks who still buy […]

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