Designs

3D printing designs have to be thought through well to make models printable. There are specific requirements to the designs for desktop 3D printing. Many interesting models have been created that push the boundaries and are fun to make. This category includes our own designs as well as the ones we borrowed from 3D printing community websites.


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


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


3D Printed Hexagon - Themed Collection - New TN

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



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


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 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



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 8 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


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


SelfCAD 3D design software - Thor Ragnarok - by AnmolMaker

I discovered 3D printing in my freshman year of high school when we were designing a robot and had the option to 3D print the parts. In the months that followed, I tinkered with many different programs trying to find one that was the right fit for my needs. I […]

SelfCAD – Design Software for 3D Printing Review



Wall Mounted Spool Holder - 3D Printing Guardian

Disguised as a wall mounted spool holder 3D Printing Guardian watches over the whole 3D printing process. He immediately made our lives easier as now we can replace a spool in seconds. It is especially handy when changing filament for multicolor 3D printing. The idea was to design something functional […]

3D Printing Guardian Spool & Tool Holder


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 Printing in Wood - Groot Trio Front

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 Groot 3D printing […]

3D Printing in Wood – Groot in Wood


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



3D Printing Gallery

This 3D printing gallery is a collection of our makes, popular designs and scans. The gallery is supposed to give an idea of what can come out of a 3D printer. It starts with the makes at the beginner’s level and hopefully will develop into a substantial library. Click on […]

3D Printing Gallery


CONTEXT 3D Printed Logo

One of our first designs was a company logo. We didn’t have to push our creativity because the logo already existed in 2D format. Sounds easy, but making a 3D printed logo appeared to be quite challenging. Usually, when designing for 3D printing we have to keep in mind the […]

3D Printed Logo – 2D to 3D


Slither.io

Slither.io is an online arcade game that you can play with multiple players. In the video the process of creating slither.io is shown. It is made in pieces: heads, body parts and tails. These segments are designed in Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an online software program that allows you to create […]

Slither.io – 3D Printing Multiple Segments