3D Design

3D design became a vital part of industrial prototyping and production. 3D printing enthusiasts learn 3D design to create their own objects at home. Please feel free to Contact Us if you would like to add your project here.


In this gallery, we offer you to take a look at what can be done from 3D scanned tree textures to give you ideas for 3D printing. There are many trees that carry a piece of history, sentimental value, or that are rare varieties in some well-kept gardens. Even though […]

3D Scanned Tree Texture – Ideas For 3D Printing


Create Graphic Design with 3D Printer - Thumbnail

What do you think about 3D printed logos, icons and thumbnails? Do you get the message when you look at them? May this replace/disrupt the traditional way of showcasing 3D printing, when vectors are produced using graphic design? Let’s dig into the subject and check the pros and cons. And […]

Create Graphic Design With 3D Printer – Logos, Icons ...


Magical World of 3D Computer Graphics - SelfCAD

Visual computing has grown rapidly to become an ubiquitous phenomenon within the modern society. We can hardly go a day without being on our computers, be it mobile phones or PCs, and much of what we do on them relies heavily on manipulating the visual information generated by these computers. […]

Discover the Magical World of 3D Computer Graphics


While hunting for the rare trees for the ongoing 3D printing project, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the famous Kew Gardens in London, was at the top of our list. With the rich 250-year history, it is full of treasures. There is a 50m tall Great Pagoda, originally dating back to […]

Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens – 72 3D Printed Dragons ...



3D Printed Lamp Shades - Ideas & Safety Test

There is a lot of models on file repositories that would give you original ideas on how to upgrade the interior with gorgeous 3D printed lamp shades and light systems. Initially, we looked at this trend with a bit of skepticism as weren’t sure about the fire safety. But our […]

3D Printed Lamp Shades – Ideas and Safety Test – ...


Traditional Buildings With Original Historical Features for 3D Printing

There are interesting collections of the architectural models that can be 3D printed on both FDM and SLA desktop machines. Crowdfunding campaigns were launched on Kickstarter featuring historical traditional buildings’ designs for 3D printing. So far there are Chinese, Slavic, Wild West, Viking, and Maya buildings’ sets published and showcased […]

Traditional Buildings With Original Historical Features for 3D Printing


Vase Mode 3D Printing - 3D Scanned Tree Vases - Oak, Birch, and Pine Textures

Let’s use 3D scanning and vase mode 3D printing to achieve a real tree texture effect for functional or decorative items. There are many trees that carry a piece of history or sentimental value for someone. It may be an oak, which can be hugged by five or more people. […]

Vase Mode 3D Printing – 3D Scanned Trees – ...


3D Scanned Tree Texture - Oak, Birch, and Pine Plant Coasters

Highly customizable and functional 3D printed coasters can serve for a long time and be an inspirational object on any table. They are easily printable on a desktop 3D printer at home and can be made in different materials. Let’s take a deeper look into this subject using a Tree […]

3D Printed Coasters – Tree Stump & Bark Textures



3D Printed Plant Pots and Self-Watering Planters - Waterproof 3D Printing

File repositories offer a vast collection of plant pots or planters that can be 3D printed. Vases and pots usually are desktop 3D printer-friendly and any filament can handle the task. Taking into consideration that these objects are highly customizable and are functional, it is understandable why these are such […]

3D Printed Plant Pots and Self-Watering Planters – Waterproof 3D ...


3D Printed Bust Sculptures - Today's Superheroes - Witcher, Black Cat & Flash

We follow some very talented designers on social media who draft highly detailed busts for 3D printing. The ancient technique of sculpting a human without arms dates back to 2345 BC. At that time, it was difficult to sculpt the hands as the clay was susceptible to cracking, compromising the […]

3D Printed Bust Sculptures – From Ancient Classics to Today’s ...


Animated Turkey Bird 3D Model - 3D Printed Coaster Planter Holder

There is quite the backstory behind our animated turkey 3D model. This little gobbler escaped Thanksgiving, and then no one took it home for Christmas. Since then, it has been traveling around the world, searching for its Valentine. When 3D printed, it can be used as a themed coaster for […]

Animated Turkey Bird 3D Model – 3D Printed Coaster Planter ...


Fix the Sinking Office Chair with a Simple 3D Print Job

Do you have an office chair that keeps sinking under you? Chances are, you’ve got a failing gas lift cylinder on your hands. If you are the owner of a 3D printer, you can permanently fix your chair to the desired height with a simple 3D print job. In the […]

Fix the Sinking Chair with a 3D Print – Failed ...



3D Printed and Spray Painted Wall Street Charging Bull and Fearless Girl

3D printing constantly reveals its new applications; one that we’ve discovered recently was recreating the controversial spirit of two famous sculptures. Charging Bull and Fearless Girl in the Wall Street, New York, raised a huge debate following a provocative appearance of the latter in a powerful juxtaposition. Juxtaposition is an […]

Charging Bull and Fearless Girl – Controversial Juxtaposition


Functional 3D Printing - Extra Nozzle for Hentry Vacuum Cleaner

Functional 3D printing does not get the same publicity as printing for fun. The share of useful 3D prints in domestic 3D printing is growing but such models are not appreciated enough. And there is a wave of criticism regarding that. In our opinion, both types of modelling are needed […]

Functional 3D Printing – Useful 3D Prints


There is an interesting themed collection of 3D printed hexagons on Thingiverse. María Loureiro aka @tecnoloxia started a project named @100Hex where she shares her designs. Many hexagons represent different patterns, but some are based on pieces of art, recognisable images or events. On her Thingiverse project page, María encourages […]

3D Printed Hexagons – Themed Collection


3D Printed Optical Illusion

If you are into illusions you may find that 3D printers are very useful tools to replicate existing or create completely new combinations. A vast collection of 3D printed illusion models are available on 3D model repositories. Let’s have a look at some of them. Click on picture to zoom […]

3D Printed Illusion – Optical & Text Flips



3D Designed in ZBrush - Easter Bunny Themed Pot

There is something magical about 3D sculpting and even a little bit addictive once you start it. A lot of amazing 3D models made in ZBrush are shared on social media, and it became part of a New Year’s resolution to try this 3D designing software out. Luckily, makers of […]

3D Designing in ZBrush – Easter Bunny Themed Pot


Hairy 3D Prints Thumbnail 2 comments

3D printing nurtures creativity and curiosity. Some more advanced makers start to find standard printing boring. They look for a challenge and push the boundaries of this technology. They “torture test” their 3D printers to see the maximum capability. New ideas are born. Designing hairy 3D prints is one of […]

Hairy 3D Prints


3D Printed Wardrobe Rail End Support Bracket

Recently functional 3d printing helped us to avert a wardrobe disaster. One of the brackets holding a hanging rail broke sending all dresses down in a messy pile. We figured that it would be possible to 3D design and 3D print the bracket. It took us 30 min to design […]

How to 3D Design and 3D Print a Wardrobe Rail ...


Flexible Articulated Models

There is a range of interesting toy models that are tagged as Flexi or Articulated on STL sharing websites. Making the most of desktop 3D printing at home, makers and designers are turning basic, lifeless models into wiggly, wobbly, jiggly entertaining toys. At first glance, we thought that no-one would […]

3D Printable Articulated Flexi Toy Models



Recycling in 3D Printing - Filament Spool Initiatives - Cardboard, MasterSpool, etc.

Recycling in 3D printing stays an open and sensitive subject. Many FDM desktop 3D printer users face the problem with plastic filament waste. With time they accumulate a great number of failed prints, leftover material as well as empty filament spools. There are a few initiatives from 3D printing material […]

Recycling in 3D Printing – Filament Spool Initiatives – Cardboard, ...


Local Test File - 3D Printing Fragments of Original Model

Some models are successfully 3D printed by their creators and files are shared for others to print. However, 3D printers, materials and slicer settings are different in every case and therefore the end results may vary. It is quite frustrating when a print fails several hours into 3D printing. Eye-catching […]

Local Test File – 3D Printing Test Fragments


3D Printed Card Models 3DWithUs

A wide range of so-called “business card” models is available on STL sharing websites. These models are flat, and therefore they are 3D printed in no time. They also consume a very small amount of 3D printing material. Card models can be a fun extra when sent with Christmas cards […]

3D Printed Card Models


3D Printing Competitions 11 comments

The ultimate goal of every designer is to have their unique work recognized. 3D printing competitions offer a great chance not only to showcase your design but also to improve skills. Winners get various awards including 3D Printers. In addition to prizes, the selected design is labeled as a winner […]

3D Printing Competitions – List of Contests



Why Are Fidget Spinners Popular In 3D Printing

We missed the fidget spinner hype while being busy with other projects. But on the bright side, we can reflect on the past and have a picture of what really happened (and still happening). Fidget spinners are especially dear to any maker as it is a rare possibility to use […]

Why Are Fidget Spinners Popular In 3D Printing?


Baby Thames Dolphin Toy - 3D Sculpting in Meshmixer

Since we’ve started learning how to design 3D models we see the world around us differently. Every time we look at a particular object, we cannot help thinking if it’s possible to make it 3d printable. Thames Embankment in central London is rich in historic artifacts. The lamp posts are […]

Baby Thames Dolphin Toy – 3D Sculpting in Meshmixer


3D Printed Puzzle Box Thumbnail

Customization is the main value in 3D printing. Designers and makers can apply their skills and use their imagination to create something original. One of the best models for customization is a 3D printed puzzle box. The puzzle can be unique for each model or there may be a secret […]

3D Printed Puzzle Box


3D printed Minecraft mobs are very popular among dedicated players. Any Minecraft fan would be happy to have one in their collection. On the other hand, their square-shaped look makes it easy to design and print. File sharing websites are full of free samples to download and try out. To […]

3D Printed Minecraft Mobs 😈👻😠



3D Printing in Wood - Groot, Baby Groot and Flower Pot - Image 3DWithUs

The announcement of Guardians of the Galaxy part 2 created a wave of interest towards Groot in 3D printing community. A glimpse of Baby Groot in the movie trailer gave ideas to the designers. Makers all over the world are having fun recreating the famous character. For 3D printing in […]

3D Printing in Wood – Groot & More


3D Printed Rose Thorn Remover

Since we’ve tried ourselves in 3D design we started to look at the world differently. Now when we see an interesting item we are thinking: “Hmm… can we design or scan it and print it out?” I was once buying flowers for my wife and noticed that the florist was […]

Rose Thorn Remover


Six 3D Printed Pokemons on a Mobile Phone 2 comments

Joining Pokemon Go hype, we could not resist 3D printing some of the characters. We had some trouble with printing Pikachu in yellow PLA. One of his ears was burned and melted. There is always that risk when printing tall sharp or narrow object. Extruder is working on the same […]

3D Printed Pokemon – Pikachu’s Melted Ear Tips


3D Design Software for 3D Printing - Cactus in a Pot 2 comments

After a new 3D printer is bought, it is recommended to test it by printing something simple. Thanks to STL sharing websites there are a lot of beginner-friendly printable files available for free. Once you gain the confidence in using the printer and the slicer, it may be time to […]

3D Design Software for 3D Printing – Tinkercad