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How To Find Cool Things To 3D Print: Sketchfab, MyMiniFactory, Thingiverse

How To Find Cool Things To 3D Print: Sketchfab, MyMiniFactory, Thingiverse

Written by David

January 30, 2019

From fidget spinners to key holders, spiral vases to a Marvel Ironman mask, finding cool things to 3D print is easy and readily available on the web. It may be too easy. While this column usually dives in on the real world applications of 3D printing, from metal 3D printing to bioprinting, the “plastic toy” or tchotchke moniker is frequently invoked for 3D printing is not truly accurate or fair. Image Screenshot of Thingiverse User DaDave Hat tip to Thingiverse User DaDave for the amazingly cool cosplay costume. What the general population means when they say 3D printing is for hobbyists printing toys is – “why print something I can buy at the dollar store?” Yes, some of the items are toys or toy-like, but there’s utility and practicality in printing objects to serve a specific need. In order to get to specific needs or find those “aha” moments […]

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