Another 3D model repository focused on printable 3D models has surfaced: 3DAGOGO.
This service is new and has a very limited set of models to choose from, but is well-organized and easy to use. One of the most interesting features we noted was the display of useful 3D print information about the model itself. Check out the list of data associated with the "Fat Pumpkin" model by designer Francisco Ramirez (image above):
PRINT DIFFICULTY: INTERMEDIATEPRINT TIME: MEDIUMSUPPORT MATERIAL: NOMIN # OF EXTRUDERS: 1LAGEST PRINTABLE PIECE: 65 x 69 x 44 (mm)SCALEABLE: YESMULTIPLE PARTS: YESFINISHING TIME REQUIRED: YES, 10MINRECOMMENDED MATERIALS: NONE LISTED
For those new to 3D printing, and there are a lot of you out there, this data can make the difference between selecting a model that will be successfully printed on your machine - or not.
The site is set up for pay-for models as well, with different licensing models offering varying rights to the models downloaded.
You should also know that 3DAGOGO now has a design contest open, where you could win a MakerBot Digitizer or filament. The contest is pretty straightforward: "the coolest design for the home wins it". Enter at the link below before December 31st.