Bookmark our resources list for easy access to everything you need to learn about, and use 3D printers.
3D Printing is developing an incredible rate. New services, printers and softwares are appearing almost weekly. We will be updating our resources list regularly to keep you up to date with all the latest services, printers and all things 3D printing related. If you have any suggestions of things to add to our list, feel free to comment below and we’ll happily add it.
Google 3D Warehouse
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.
My Mini Factory
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.
Shapeways 3D Parts Database
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.
Online 3D Printing Services.
Cubify Cloud Print
With intuitive content creation, capture and customization Apps make it simple and fun to personalize creations and Cubify them at home on your Cube 3D printer or have them Cubified using the online printing service.
They love 3D printing and make it as easy as printing on paper. Materialize your 3D dream in plastic with 4 simple steps using this online service.
Designers, engineers, artists, and anyone with ideas and desire to 3D print products for sale around the world can join Kraftwurx. By joining the community, you can promote your business, 3D print products, sell your products to the world and turn your ideas into reality.
3D printing and laser cutting made easy. With Personal Factory, you can buy, sell and create custom products. Use the world’s easiest system to design, make and build your own custom products with 3D printing and laser cutting, and then sell them to the world.
Sculpteo offers a 3D printing service that is rapid and accessible to all users. From your 3D design, they make a concrete object : interior decoration, figurines, robots, miniatures, models …
Ships physical realizations in a variety of materials from uploaded models. Includes available materials, formats accepted, pricing, tutorials, and support.
Autodesk 123D is a free collection of 3D modeling software integrated with content and fabrication services including Catch, Design, Make, Sculpt, and the new Creature.
Blender is the most popular, free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems. It’s very powerful and takes some time to learn. Intimidating at first, but hang in there and you’ll master it.
Google SketchUp is a free, innovative and intuitive 3D modeling program that is used by both beginners and advanced users alike. It’s easy to learn, but doesn’t have the newer features of some other programs. Check out these Sketchup tutorials that will help you learn.
MakerBot’s free 3D Printer Interfacing software. Prepare and send 3D models to a printer using this free tool.
Make is an American bimonthly magazine published by Maker Media which focuses on do it yourself and/or DIWO projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking and other disciplines.
Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself mindset”.
Missing anything? Let us know your favorite 3D printer services and websites and we’ll add them to our list!