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Getting your own 3D printer is one thing, but once you have one, what are you going to print? Below Is a collection of services offering FREE 3D models for you to download and print at home. They range from simple shapes to test your printer, technical parts like cogs and wheels, to creative and helpful prints like photo frames and phone cases. So check them out, dig around, and enjoy exploring the exciting and fun world of 3D printing!
The Google 3D Warehouse is a free, online repository where you can find, share, store, and collaborate on 3D models. The easiest way to share your model of a place with the millions of Google Earth users is to upload it to the Google 3D Warehouse.
Myminifactory.com is a great resource for all kinds of models for 3D printing. Theres loads of free models to choose from and you can even request a model to be made. Check them out.
The Shapeways 3D parts database is a place where you can download files for 3D printing. These files are 3D printing parts that you can use for free. The files currently in the database have all been tested and printed by us and all “print for sure.”
Thingiverse is a place for you to share your digital designs with the world. We believe that just as computing shifted away from the mainframe into the personal computer that you use today, digital fabrication will share the same path. In fact, it is already happening.
And if you'd like to see examples of 3D models printed, check out these awesome things you could print at home.