Prusa Research just concluded a design contest and there’s a surprising outcome.
UltiMaker announced some significant improvements to Thingiverse.
After Prusa Research’s announcement of a Printables monetization feature earlier this week, I had some thoughts about the future of 3D model repositories.
Prusa Research is on the verge of launching a premium content feature on Printables, marking a strategic move in the competition against Thingiverse.
It’s a question on everyone’s lips: What has UltiMaker been doing with Thingiverse?
What has become of YouMagine?
Things could be looking up for Thingiverse.
WAGO has adopted a fascinating 3D print strategy for their electronics business.
SnapEDA announced a new Syndication Network that releases “millions” of 3D models.
Thangs is a well-known 3D model repository, but did you know they have a fascinating version control system?
A 3D model lookup site has quite a variety of search methods.
Printables has been forced to de-list dozens of 3D models referencing “Honda”.
Prusa Research has rebranded their 3D model repository; it’s now “Printables”.
A group of companies launched a new website dedicated to storing 3D printable models for Ukraine.
There’s some trouble brewing at Cults, one of the larger repositories of printable 3D models.
Prusa Research announced unique reward and badging systems for their PrusaPrinters site, and there are some very interesting implications.
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with MyMiniFactory CEO Nebo Nikolic at their London HQ
One way to measure a printable 3D model repository is by the number of models.
A big announcement at Sketchfab today: they’ve been acquired by Epic Games.
Did you know that Adafruit publishes a large collection of 3D printable parts for electronics projects?
DesignSpark and SnapEDA launched a new service for downloading 3D models of electronic components.
Thangs introduced an amazing new feature: augmented reality.
3D model repository Thangs added some useful new features.
I haven’t seen an example of this type of online 3D model store appear for some time.
There’s plenty of printable 3D model repositories these days, but none quite like African Fossils.
I’m watching a video of a designer explaining why he’s “quitting Thingiverse”, and this poses questions about MakerBot’s Thingiverse strategy.
France’s postal service, La Poste, is shutting down their 3D model repository service on October 1st.
A tipster pointed us at a brand new service that can quickly search Thingiverse.
A new meta search engine for 3D models is available: Thangs.
If you’re seeking a 3D model to print, there’s a great place to search called Yeggi.
The US FDA has been engaged with other parties to assist in the use of community 3D printing resources to confront the COVID-19 crisis.
Turbosquid’s Kraken 3D Asset Management system provides new ways to manage 3D models online.
It turns out there are indeed some 3D models in their archive, but it takes a bit of detective work to find them.
The Smithsonian this week announced the availability of 2.8M digital artifacts for download. Are there 3D models in the repository? We took a look.
A non-profit organization offers massively detailed 3D data for multiple sites worldwide.
It turns out the Smithsonian has a relatively large (for museums) library of downloadable 3D models for 3D printing. We’re trying one now.
The Glia Project is leveraging 3D printing to bring desperately-needed medical equipment to poor areas of the globe through an online service.
Toy Rescue is a new initiative that proposes to supply 3D models of commonly broken toy parts to the public for 3D printing.
Prusa Research seems to be taking aim at capturing the crown of 3D model repositories from Thingiverse with the help of a one-touch import tool.
A Chrome Extension, Thingiverse++, can supercharge your Thingiverse 3D model browsing and download experience.
Thingiverse is the largest printable 3D model repository on the planet, but it doesn’t seem to be progressing. We know why.
Need a theatrical prop? Consider 3D printing it; but you will have to find a 3D model to do so. We present several alternatives for doing so.
What plans does the new CEO of MyMiniFactory have? We don’t know and a puzzling post on their blog doesn’t really clear things up at all.
A new strategy by some vendors to provide 3D printer profiles may backfire.
Today I am testing a new 3D model search service, 3Dfind.it.
I’m thinking a lot about Prusa’s new 3D model repository, and wondering what it might mean.
A new and potentially game-changing 3D model repository has appeared: PrusaPrinters.
Ever since the appearance of personal 3D printing, there’s been an awful problem: searching for 3D models.
We ran across another interesting 3D model repository, Hum3D.
If you hadn’t noticed, IKEA has a small 3D model repository available to the public.
Part 3 — the app. We had a chance to test an interesting 3D sprinter and software combination: the BIQU Thunder and MyMiniFactory’s new app.
Long time 3D model repository Cults has reached several significant milestones.
There are plenty of sites to find fabulous pre-made printable 3D models.
London-based MyMiniFactory opened their online 3D model store last month.
I had a difficult thought today: what is to become of several specific 3D model repositories in the future?
MyMiniFactory is well known for their now-huge site providing a wealth of printable 3D models, but now they have an app, too.
Google announced what will likely become an enormous 3D model repository.
I’ve bumped into an unusual 3D model meta-repository that permits searching by a very different method.
A 3D model respository seems to specialize in 3D printed costume items, but is this really feasible?
Two seemingly unbreathable barriers hold back 3D printing from general use in homes around the world.
I’ve been perusing PARTcommunity and found access to an incredible number of 3D part models.
There are countless small services offering access to 3D models these days, but a look at PatternSpace revealed a bit more than expected.
Earlier we wrote a story on LayerTrove, a new Scotland-based startup that happens to be selling unlicensed 3D content. But how often does this occur? It turns out to be astonishingly frequent.
LayerTrove is a Scotland-based 3D model store who have just launched a 3D models series that may bring them troubles in the future.
If you’ve ever stood in the shower wondering if you could be sued because you made a certain 3D model of a certain brand of car, wonder no more.
Skriware launched late last year with a reasonably successful Kickstarter campaign, but where are they now?
3D model repository service Threeding has announced a new partnership that’s resulted in a large number of animal anatomy 3D models.
There’s an insidious problem growing in the 3D model marketplaces: search. And it sucks.
I’ve been pondering who was behind the rescue of 3D model repository Pinshape, and now we know who it is.
Everyone knows Thingiverse, it’s the largest printable 3D model repository around. But what are some other ones to consider?
It’s a very tough business these days running a printable 3D model shop, but 3DShook seems to be experimenting with a variety of different shopping methods to overcome the challenges.
There are countless web-based 3D model repositories, but none are quite like Wevolver, who focus on actually doing practical something with your 3D prints.
Based on how the 3D print industry has evolved, it is now our opinion that it’s next to impossible to successfully launch a 3D model sharing site.
We received a note from Kwambio who apparently have launched a new 3D model/print service.
If you’re a new 3D print artist, how should you go about distributing your works? We found several alternative strategies.
3D model repository Formsfield has taken an unusual step to recruit designers for their product shelves: they’re guaranteeing payments!
MakerBot’s in-house 3D model repository made history this week by achieving what no other 3D printable model site has done: one million models!
We’re checking out Sharestation 3D, a site dedicated to 3D printed electronics projects.
3DKitbash is a 3D model community dedicated to printable models, but their inventory includes some interesting twists.
3D model community MyMiniFactory announced they’ve now attracted over 100,000 registered users.
Let’s face it: most desktop 3D printers are pretty dumb. But now you can add some smarts to your device with the MatterControl Touch.
A Chicago-based team of designers has launched a new 3D model repository focused on well-designed 3D printable utility objects.
Threeding.com, a rapidly expanding 3D printing community and marketplace, recently joined forces with Artec 3D
3D Hubs has landed yet another interesting partnership, but we think their deal with TurboSquid could be an important milestone.
A small startup called STL Hive hopes to become the hub for 3D models for “students, hobbyists and inventors”. But we found a lot of RC and Robotics models.
Recently we wrote of a newly encountered 3D model repository, dayin.la, which holds plenty of interesting 3D content, but now it seems the site has used some models without permission.
There’s no shortage of online sources for printable 3D content these days, and another good option is Pinshape.
We found a large repository of free 3D models, but there’s one catch: its pages appear in Chinese. But that’s not a problem.
3D model repository Cults announced a partnership with 3D Hubs that involves integrating the community 3D printing network directly into Cults’ repository.
It’s another week and there’s another batch of new online connector services for 3D models.
While we were amazed at MyMiniFactory’s current operations during our recent tour, what’s even more interesting are their plans for the future.
We recently visited MyMiniFactory headquarters in London where were quite surprised to see the scope of their operations.
Artficial is a new source for interesting 3D models and prints, focusing on historical sculptures.
Tired of searching the usual repositories for great 3D models? 3D Shook has an offer we think you might like.
Need another spool of 3D printer filament? You might want to check out MyMiniFactory’s latest offer.