3D Printing Links







DIY 3D printers

 


www.reprappro.com (closed the business since beginning 2016) 

https://www.ultimaker.com/

http://www.makerbot.com/

http://printrbot.com/

http://www.hyrel3d.com/

DIY and 3D printing communities and social networks





3D models search engines


http://www.yeggi.com/ Main 3d model search engine

http://stlfinder.com/ STLFinder .stl search engine

http://www.3dpartsource.com/ Finding industrial parts based on your 3d models, still in Beta?

http://3dbility.com/ (not working anymore)

http://3dshap.es/ Searching 3d models on the web based on the 3d model you upload, still in Beta

http://yobi3d.com/ Yobi3D search engine

http://www.fabforall.com/home (not working anymore)

3D model and printing services marketplace


http://www.shapeways.com/

http://3dlt.com/

http://www.kraftwurx.com/dfretail (users can open their own shop)

https://www.3dagogo.com/ (They test 3d models to give reliable 3d prints)

http://www.3dprintwise.com/

http://en.cults3d.com/

https://www.threeding.com/

https://www.mixeelabs.com/ (custom toys, figurines etc.)

http://www.pinshape.com/

http://3dvix.com/

http://sandboxr.com/

http://wip.mxd3d.com/ (they bought and integrated makerpicks.com, 3Dhippy.com and http://www.maker6.com/ Maker6, finding 3d printers, 3d model sharing and marketplace)

http://kazzata.com/ Marketplace for 3d printable spare parts

http://www.solidry.com/ Solidry is 3d model and 3d printing marketplace focused on India

https://www.meltwerk.com/en/index.php MeltWerk

http://www.cgtrader.com/ CGTrader is a place where you can sell and buy 3D models

https://www.make-it-3d.com/

http://www.trinpy.com/ Spotify for 3d models? what?

https://www.3yourmind.com/ Compare 3D printing services in real time and choose from over 150 high quality materials and finishes. Order your 3D printed model online in just a few simple steps

https://www.3dprintler.com/  Compare 3D-printing prices for 254 materials across today's biggest 3D-printing services and order instantly!


Connecting people who want to 3D print to the people owning the machines


http://www.3dhubs.com/

http://cowfab.com/

http://www.makexyz.com/

https://www.fabhub.io/ (more then just 3d printers, various other CNC and digital fabrication machines)

http://www.fabgate.co/en (get quotes and choose best one)

http://fabbery.com/ (including other machines like CNC etc.)

http://3dpinpoint.me/

http://www.100kgarages.com/ Big maker community with many different sorts of machines


Marketplace that connects aspiring product designers with top 3D modelers


 http://redproto.com/   (formerly  http://sketchmodeler.com/) (both changed their purpose at this time)

3D model repositories and Thingiverse alternatives


https://www.youmagine.com/

https://www.myminifactory.com/  Guaranteed 3D printable objects

http://thingamaprint.com/

http://www.fabfabbers.com (looks like its off-line)

http://www.rascomras.com/ (in Spanish)

http://www.cadyou.com/ (open source community for 2d and 3d models) (looks like its off-line)

http://leopoly.com/ (Creation and sharing of 3d models)

http://www.bld3r.com/ (They say they are 3d printing social network, models are from various sites)

http://www.freebie3d.com/ (looks like its off-line)

http://cadigo.com/ (looks like its off-line)

http://treasure.is/

http://www.3dvia.com/

https://cubehero.com/

http://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/ official NASA 3d model resources (spacecraft and other space objects)

http://3dprint.nih.gov/   NIH 3D Print Exchange for publicly available biomedical files. It has many 3d models of molecules, cells, viruses, bacteria, medical content, scientific lab equipment etc.

http://www.librarylyna.com/ Collection of high quality educational 3D models to foster learning of the blind and visually impaired.

http://www.spyder3dworld.com/

http://www.stlhive.com/ STL Hive is focused on RC projects and robotics

http://morphosource.org/ Very large repository of fossils 3d models

http://b2b.partcommunity.com/community/

http://www.traceparts.com/

https://www.3dcontentcentral.com/

http://www.bibliocad.com/

https://github.com/nasa/NASA-3D-Resources NASA GitHUb repositora of 3d models and 3d printing related objects


Sharing and embedding 3D models



http://dotdotty.com/  Cloud Platform for Viewing, Presenting and Sharing all of your 3D Models.

https://sketchfab.com/


Discover, compare and troubleshoot 3D printers


http://www.makerwise.com/

http://senvol.com/database/ Senvol database with industrial 3d printing machines and materials, searchable by various parameters

http://www.aniwaa.com/ Compares 3d printers, scanners, materials and other machines,


Company that makes 3d printers for usage in space:
http://www.madeinspace.us/


Manual wiki on how to calibrate RepRap based 3d printers (useful for other types also):
http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Calibration


Manual wiki on how to troubleshoot RepRap based 3d printers (useful for other types also):
http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Print_Troubleshooting_Pictorial_Guide

https://www.simplify3d.com/support/print-quality-troubleshooting/ Simplify3D visual guide on troubleshooting common 3d printing problems

Flickr group with 3d print failures, problems, causes and solutions
http://www.flickr.com/groups/3d-print-failures/


Uploading and sharing of 3d models.
http://viewshape.com/


CAD files and collaboration tools:

http://grabcad.com/

http://www.turbosquid.com/


3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/ CAM jobs resources:


http://3druck.com/jobs/ 3D printing related jobs, mostly Germany and Austria based

http://3dprinting.com/jobs/ 3D Printing job board from all over the world, site is in English

http://www.3ecruit.eu/ Recruitment agency spcialised in 3d printing and digital manufactuirn human resources

https://3dprintedjobs.com/

http://www.3dprintingjobs.biz/ (not working anymore)

http://gravity3drecruitment.com/ 3d printing talent recruitment agency  (not working anymore)


Various 3D printing blogs, forums and sites



http://chopmeister.blogspot.com/ (fellow Croatian blogger  Chopmeister and 3d printing developer famous for DD1, H3 and other accessories)

http://www.buildlog.net/ (documenting DIY builds and projects)

http://www.bld3r.com/

http://www.3dhacker.com/

https://sites.google.com/site/3dprinterlist/home

http://graphics.stanford.edu/data/3Dscanrep/

http://ei8htohms.tinyparts.net/

http://forum.conceptforge.org/ (For anyone that is or is considering building GUS Simpson, LISA Simpson, and/or Wally 3d printers by Nicholas Seward, you should check out this build forum.)

http://richrap.blogspot.com/

http://nothinglabs.blogspot.com/

http://go3dprinting.tumblr.com/

http://directory.3dprintingindustry.com/ Most extensive directory of 3d printing industry related sites.

http://reprap.development-tracker.info/ RepRap Development Tracker (hardware and software)

http://mtm.cba.mit.edu/ The Machine that make project at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms seeks to develop low-cost machines that can be made using CNC equipment.

http://www.mold3d.com/ Mold3d - 3d printing resources for artists

http://reprapmagazine.com/  Very good free magazine about 3d printing

http://open3dlp.blogspot.com/

http://static.wikifactory.org/

http://www.buildyourownsla.com/forum/  Forum dedicated to building of DIY SLA 3d printers

http://www.tridimake.com/ 3D printer improvements, tutorials, software OpenSCAD etc.

3dprinting.com I wrote for them for some time.

http://community.3dprintingclub.net/ Forum and community site

http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/3D_printing 3d printing wiki, slightly outdated and not maintained often

http://personalfactory.tumblr.com/ Tumblr blog / news aggregator  run by Lukasz Wardzinski

http://www.3dprinterprices.net/

http://multiphysics-cae.blogspot.hr/2016/06/3d-printer-mechanism-simulation.html

http://www.tridimake.com/2016/06/3d-printing-nozzles-characteristics.html Great post about nozzle specifications and types


YouTube 3D Printing Channels:


Joel Telling (3D Printing Nerd) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_7aK9PpYTqt08ERh1MewlQ

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMakersMuse

https://www.youtube.com/user/ThomasSanladerer

https://www.youtube.com/user/thang010146/videos Huge and updated collection of mechanical motions, mechanisms and systems animated in a simple way


3D printer build guides:


http://reprapbook.appspot.com/ (Detailed guide how to build older RepRap Prusa Mendel printer)

http://reprap.org/wiki/The_incomplete_reprap_beginner%27s_guide


3D Scanners 


http://www.david-3d.com/ (free DIY laser 3d scanner, paid premium version)

http://www.matterform.net/

http://cubify.com/sense/  (3D Systems Sense 3d scanner)

http://www.volumental.com/ Volumental cloud based 3d scanner, works with Kinect camera

http://robocular.com/ Robocular 3d scanner

http://www.freelss.org/ FreeLSS open source laser 3d scanner with fully 3d printable structure and RaspberryPi electronics and uses the official Raspberry Pi 5MP camera for sensor.

Sardauscan is very low cost 3d scanner, can be made gor under 30 USD. http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2015/03/sardauscan-is-cheapest-diy-3d-scanner.html

Forum for DIY and entry level 3d scanners: http://www.diy3dscan.com/

http://www.trim3nsion.de/  Full body twister 3d scanner


DIY laser engravers / cutters


http://labs.nortd.com/lasersaur/

axCut DIY laser cutter https://github.com/Axford/axCut

http://redmine.laoslaser.org/projects/laos/wiki

http://usuaris.tinet.cat/sje/cnc/laser_eng.htm

http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/baudisch/projects/constructable.html (laser pointer guided laser cutter)

What materials can you safely cut and engrave with laser cutter and possible results:

http://atxhackerspace.org/wiki/Laser_Cutter_Materials

http://obrary.com/collections/open-designs A collection of free designs for laser cutters and some free manuals

http://3dpburner.blogspot.com/ 3dpBurner is an open source laser cutter/engraver CNC machine with NDB7875 laser module.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1780556 FABOOL Laser Mini is an open-source, ready-to-assemble type of desktop laser cutter and engraver.


DIY CNC machines


http://diylilcnc.org

http://www.cnc4everyone.com/

http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/gcnc/full/  Tutorial for CNC machining, mold making and resin casting. A sort of CNC for dummies. Guide developed for robot builders, model makers, and other hobbyists by Michal Zalewski.

http://www.instructables.com/lesson/Welcome-to-CNC/ Free CNC educational course on Instructables

3D printable fashion


http://threeformfashion.com/

http://3dshoes.com/


Open Source software and hardware 


http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2013/11/open-source-hardware-1.html (First OSHW related post on this blog with video compilation introducing the topic of open source hardware) 


http://opencircuits.com/Main_Page (Open Circuits is a wiki for sharing open source electronics knowledge, schematics, board layouts, PCB prototype, ports and parts libraries.) 

http://www.openbuilds.com/ Community with sharing of various DIY machines projects (3d printers, cnc, robots etc.)


Industrial high end 3D printing companies



3D Systems http://www.3Dsystems.com

Stratasys http://www.stratasys.com

Arcam http://www.arcam.com

ExOne http://exone.com

Voxeljet http://www.voxeljet.de/en/

Organovo http://www.organovo.com

EnvisionTEC http://envisiontec.com

EOS http://www.eos.info/en

Concept Laser http://www.concept-laser.de/

SLM Solutions http://www.slm-solutions.com

Optomec http://www.optomec.com

Asiga https://www.asiga.com

Dassault Systemes http://www.3ds.com

Groupe Gorge (Prodways) http://prodways.com/en

http://www.windform.it/ Advanced materials for additive manufacturing

http://www.uzata.com/ Marketplace for used commercial and industrial 3d printers


3D printing food



http://www.naturalmachines.com/


http://botbq.org/ open source BBQ extruder

http://www.bocusini.com/


BioPrinters, Medical 3d printers adn 3D printing organs




3D printing and DIY education


http://www.fabacademy.org/

https://www.coursera.org/course/design

3D printed toys 


https://sites.google.com/site/mostlyharmlessarms/

http://www.3dprint.toys/ Marketplace and repository for 3d printable toys


Various 3d printing and digital fabrication sites


http://www.coultersmithing.com/forums/index.php Crazy DIY forum, not for everyone ... stay safe kids 

http://fosscar.faikvm.com/trac/ Project that wants to create open source aluminum 3d printable car parts

http://www.homemadetools.net/ Frequently updated site dedicated to all sorts of DIY tools

http://my3dmatter.com/influence-infill-layer-height-pattern/ great post with experiments and measuring the influence of infill percentage, layer height and infill pattern on final object qualities

http://www.3dbenchy.com/ Calibration website that features model for calibration and how to measure the outcome. Very good resource for calibration and optimizing your machine.

http://www.3dprintnerd.com/ List your 3d printer or other products and services for free