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We recently published a story on an incident that caused many 3D models on Thingiverse to be removed. Now, we know a lot more.
Thingiverse has dropped a number of 3D models from its repository, according to multiple reports.
I was reading an interesting piece by Bertier Luyt when a question arose.
There are plenty of sites to find fabulous pre-made printable 3D models.
I had a difficult thought today: what is to become of several specific 3D model repositories in the future?
I found an interesting 3D model at Thingiverse, but then something happened.
Thingiverse was perhaps the first repository of 3D models dedicated to 3D printing and making. Now we know a lot more about it.
In 2013, Stratasys acquired MakerBot and all its assets. Besides the printer company, the deal also included Thingiverse.
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!
A bust of controversial whistleblower Edward Snowden has migrated to a digital format, suitable for 3D printing.
A meteoric rise from nothing, corporate acquisition, management changes, layoffs and a new CEO. An interview with the new chief by Medium tells us about MakerBot’s plans.
Last week 3D Hubs announced a deal with SketchFab. This week it’s with Thingiverse.
MORE ABOUT THINGIVERSE
Thingiverse may be the world’s largest free and open 3D printing community. MakerBot Thingiverse has, much like the desktop 3D printing industry, undergone several iterations and changes. Much like the 3D printing industry, there has been a shift from a focus on home users and hobbyists 3D printing toys and games to educators, designers printing art, and manufacturers printing tools, jigs, parts and accessories. It has changed from experimental usage to become an educational tool on one hand and a tool for rapid prototyping for commercial customers on the other.
Thingiverse Education has become the go to destination for educators as a resource to prepare the next generation of students for the workplace of tomorrow. They come to the community to gain access to the resources they need to successfully bring 3D printing into their classroom. This includes hundreds of 3D printing lesson plans and a thriving group of thousands of STEM educators around the world.
The Thingiverse community has uploaded over 3 million 3D models, and it continues to grow every day with notable things including the famous 3D Benchy, the cute mini octopus, the filament clip and the baby groot.