3D Printed Card Models


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 or just as a gift to a colleague at work. Let’s take a look at them.

3D Printed Business Card Models

Business Card Models
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3D Printed Card Models – Good Use For Filament Samples

They are easy to print and require so little filament, that even a sample is enough for several prints. We managed to print 3 velociraptor card models from a filament sample that came together with a 3D pen we bought. The same story with the leftovers. Another good point is that in most cases, depending on your printer, those filament bits don’t need to be on spools. They are light and can be placed on your printer frame or a spool holder. We demonstrated this in our video.

3D Printer Filament Samples - Each Is Enough for Several Prints

3D Printer Filament Samples – Each Is Enough for Several Prints
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Easy to Assemble – But Fragile

Some models are harder to put together, but don’t be put off as most of them come with instructions. Smaller models with a great number of parts are more fragile. Tiny components can be easily broken or even lost while being detached from the card frame. Maybe it is a good idea to scale a model, making it larger and easier to handle. Please mind that all 3 vectors have to be scaled to keep the correct proportions. In the picture below, a business card velociraptor model is shown together with its scaled remix, both can be found on Thingiverse.

3D Printed Card Models - Scaled Velociraptor Unassembled

3D Printed Card Models – Scaled Velociraptor Unassembled
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A Touring Bike is one of the best models. It comes with the detailed instructions. Its designer CyberCyclist has added STL files with extra corner extensions to make the model stick better to the printing bed. This helps to avoid warping while printing thin objects with sharp corners. There is also a themed remix by the same designer that can be used as a Christmas tree ornament.


Touring Bike by CyberCyclist
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Although “business card models” are fun to play around with, please beware that small bits can pose a choking hazard to little children. Also, some models are fragile and don’t hold together very well.
Please watch the video below to see how the card models work.


Card models is a great idea! We will definitely come back to it in future.

Read More: 3D Printed Puzzle Box

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…

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3D Printed Puzzle Box
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3D Printable Card Models – STL Files:

Velociraptor Business Card
by Cleven.
Scaled Remix of Raptor
by TimeWaster.
Touring Bike Business Card
by CyberCyclist.
Christmas Reindeer
by tone001.
Dragonfly Business Card
by chuckbobuck.
Christmas Ornament on Card
by w3ace.
Rocketship business card
by rustlemills.


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