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A unique resource which shares the firsthand experience in both 3D printing and 3D design. This experience is real and valuable. We expect our readers to find useful tips and tricks that they would need to start their own journey in this fascinating 3D world. 3DWithUs publishes original content. Our reviews, lists, and tables help to find your way around easily, all in one place. We are happy to share reviews and commentary from 3D designers, makers, manufacturers and software developers. Please contact us if you want to publish your content here.

Functional 3D Printing - Useful 3D Prints Thumbnail

When we started our adventure in 3D printing, ABS filament (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) was one of the most popular 3D printing materials. Later it lost its leading position to PLA and PETG. Some of ABS properties, though, may keep this filament in the top 5 for a while, despite of […]

ABS Filament Review – Pros & Cons


ABS Acetone Smoothing - ABS Filament Review - 3D Printing Materials 2 comments

Since we’ve posted our ABS filament review we observed that this material was losing its popularity among 3D printing community. Despite not being the most used filament for desktop 3D printers anymore, one quality is making it special. ABS acetone smoothing allows enhancing 3D printed objects by adding the shine […]

ABS Acetone Smoothing


3D Printing Initiatives to Fight Coronavirus - Flattening The Curve - COVID-19

Coronavirus or COVID-19 affects all parts of our lives on a global scale. As supply chains got disrupted, combined with a sharp increase in demand, hospitals are getting to the point when vital functional and protective equipment are not available in time. We are witnessing how 3D printing manufacturers and […]

3D Printing Initiatives to Fight Coronavirus


40 Car Parts 3D Printed with Desktop 3D Printer - MONO R X-Ray

When we first read a press release sent to us we could not believe it. The first reaction was: “What? A desktop Ultimaker used for 3D printed sports car parts?”. Then we remembered that we saw Ultimaker promoting S5 Pro Bundle and open-source material alliance at TCT Show. This combined […]

40 Car Parts 3D Printed with Desktop 3D Printer – ...



3D Printing Guardian - Current and Future Projects

Welcome to the main page of 3D Printing Guardian. What began as a themed spool holder on May 1st, 2017 has gained immense popularity and positive feedback. Several years on, 3DPG is not simply a spool holder, but also a comic strip hero and a YouTube channel anchor. In this […]

3D Printing Guardian – Current and Future Projects


Green and Blue PLA - 3D Printing Material - Tower of PI 2 comments

PLA (Polylactic Acid) is one of the most commonly used 3D printing materials. You often get a spool of it when you buy a new printer. PLA is normally the first filament used by beginners to 3D printing, as it is expected to have relatively predictable results. However, the quality […]

PLA – Best for Beginners – 3D Printing Filament


3D Printing Guardian Comic Strip - Present Day

Present day people are unaware of his existence and importance. 3D Printing Guardian is reduced to play various domestic roles because he can’t reveal himself. People are not ready to learn about the full potential of 3D printing. For now, the Guardian is protecting humans from themselves and teaching them […]

3D Printing Guardian Comic Strip – Present Day


3D Printing Guardian - The Beginning

They say that 3D Printing Guardian is the last of the ancient people that lived on earth. After receiving three magic artifacts he obtained special powers. For endless years the Guardian was in hiding waiting until people were ready to discover 3D printing. Was it a curse or was it […]

3D Printing Guardian Comics – The Story



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 ...


The Best Time Lapse Setup for 3D Printer - Octolapse, Mobile App, Camera Mount

Have you already mastered the time lapse recording using a mobile app, camera mount or Octolapse? If you are designer or creator in 3D printing, you will need to have one more skill under your belt – time lapsing your 3D printing in action. Here’s why: it will help to […]

The Best Time Lapse Setup for 3D Printer – ...


Desktop 3D Printers

Choose a desktop 3D printer that is right for you. Build volume, FDM or SLA, well-known brand or a start-up – all to consider. The table below helps to compare and make a comprehensive decision. It is regularly updated and maintained. Read More: Choosing Your Desktop 3D Printer Please feel […]

Desktop 3D Printers – 3D Printing at Home and Office


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



Blender Tutorial – Design for 3D Printing 2 comments

It’s time to learn an advanced 3D design software for 3D printing; let’s try a 4-week Blender course. Why Blender? Because it’s powerful, free, and one of the most popular 3D design tools out there. Blender has been around since the early 90’s. This software may appear hard to handle, […]

Blender 2.8 for 3D Printing Training – 3D Design Course ...


Formnext 3D Printing Industry Event - PEEK 3D Printing from Pellets & Delta WASP 3MT

Formnext has established itself as the key 3D printing industry event, and it is well-known for the innovations. Additive manufacturers are holding off from making their announcements until it’s the right time and place. And this trade show is the best setting to attract a lot of attention. Every year […]

Formnext – 3D Printing Industry Event – Yearly Highlights & ...


3D Print Accessories - Functional and Decorative Add-ons

In the ideal world – and we hope we will get there soon – it would be possible to create 3D printed models at home with the whole specter of colors and materials and with minimal post-processing. 3D printing bees have been working tirelessly on different solutions from multi-color to […]

3D Print Accessories – Functional and Decorative


3D Printing Tools

When we bought our first printer we didn’t realize that there is a number of essential 3D printing tools to come with it. There are tools for the printing process and also for safety. Day by day we kept filling our toolbox with more essentials and now we have a […]

3D Printing Tools



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


Crowdfunding Campaigns in 3D Printing

There have been a lot of successful 3D design and 3D printer crowdfunding campaigns in recent years. Backers are keen to support projects that are add-ons to their beloved newly found hobby. These fundraising campaigns offer an opportunity to take part in the birth of new concepts for 3D printing […]

Crowdfunding Campaigns in 3D Printing


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



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


Multicolor 3D Printing - Fire and Warning Signs by Obolski

Desktop FDM 3D printers have limited capabilities in terms of printing in color. The majority of such printers have a single extruder and for these, the idea of multicolor 3D printing has been a challenge for a long time. What makes it possible, however, is an option to pause, change […]

Multicolor 3D Printing With a Single Extruder


3D Printer Giveaways

Did you know that 3D printer giveaways are an often occurrence? Manufacturers, together with community members, frequently organize such promotional events. For them, it is a great opportunity to advertise their products, promote their 3D printing-related channels and grow the follower base. With minimal effort, participants can obtain their first […]

3D Printer Giveaways – Entry for Free 3D Printing Related ...


TCT Show - 3D Printing Event - Highlights and Preview

TCT Show covers all aspects of additive manufacturing from design to production. Every year it attracts all sort of companies involved in 3D printing, from big names to start-ups. TCT Show is the place to promote your business, make new contacts and generally gather information on new development in the […]

TCT Show – 3D Printing Event – Yearly Highlights and ...



ScanTheWorld 3D Printing Tips & Tricks

A very rich and interesting part of 3D printing is the ability to print scanned objects. It opens an enormous potential for saving the historic heritage of the world. A significant collection of such objects already exists as MyMiniFactory supported the Scan the World initiative. They share the files for […]

Scan The World – 3D Printing Tips & Tricks


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 10 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


3D-Printing-in-F1-“The-Business-of-Time”

Formula 1 is normally associated with skilled drivers racing against each other in state-of–the-art cars, but it is also about racing against time. F1 is not like any other car racing, here a driver can experience “g” forces of around 5g on acceleration and braking. The competition in this business […]

3D Printing in Formula 1 – The Business of Time


3D Printing in Medicine - Fractured Femur Scan and Print

3D printing in medicine is becoming widely adopted due to the technology advancement. The ability to customize and produce test models makes 3D printing invaluable in dentistry, prosthetics, etc. There are more sophisticated applications of this technology that medical professionals are starting to explore. What used to be the work […]

3D Printing in Medicine



Wood Filament Elephant Toy 6 comments

3D printing wood filament exists since 2012, but it could still be called experimental. It often consists of 60-70% polymers and 40-30% of recycled wood fibres of different kinds. Its qualities in reference to strength, for example, can be similar to PLA. There are no formal specifications for 3D printing […]

Wood Filament Review


3D Printing Software

There are different types of 3D printing software: CAD, Slicer, File Repair, 3D Sculpting, Scanning Software, VR Design, etc. Read more below the table. Please feel free to Contact Us if you think that a particular software or application should be added. 3D Printing Software and Applications Having to learn […]

3D Printing Software


3D Printing Services and Platforms - 3D Scanning Services

3D printing services is a fast-growing area. It includes 3D design, 3D scanning services, 3D printing on demand, tutorials and training. Various 3D printing platforms share files; others allow outsourcing 3D printing. Lending in-house printing equipment is another service that gains popularity. Read more below the table. Please feel free […]

3D Printing Services & Platforms


Spray Painting 3D Printed Models Gallery

Spray painting 3D printed models has a big potential. It is sad to see objects not being used just because of some minor flaws or dull colours. We know that there are more sophisticated methods of post processing available, like airbrush or vapour smoothing for ABS, but spray painting is […]

Spray Painting 3D Printed Models Gallery



WRB Cube - Plastic Metal & Wood Composites - 3D Printing Materials for Desktop 3D Printers

It is important to use the right 3D printer filament material for the right job. Here you can find the list of materials available together with detailed reviews and picture galleries for the most used materials in desktop 3D printing. PLA, ABS, Wood, PETG, Nylon, Support, FLEX, with more reviews […]

3D Printing Filament for Desktop 3D Printers


3D Printing Events - List of Events, Exhibitions & Fairs

If you are following 3D printing community on social media, you cannot miss occasionally heated activities. This includes a lot of talks about meetups followed by live streams, live chats, interviews, group pictures, etc. Usually, all this happens when some maker or 3D printing-related event happens. We’ve put together a […]

3D Printing Events – List of Shows & Fairs


Framelapse in Action - DeltaWasp2040 3D Printing Christmas Deer - 12 Hour Time-laspe

3D printing community legionnaire Tessa, aka SparkyFace5, mentioned that it was so easy to take pictures on delta printers as their printing beds did not move. It reminded us that we had so many interesting time-lapse videos piled up. We feel that we have to say special thanks to a […]

Framelapse – Time-Lapse Your 3D Printing


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?