3D Models

Looking for something to 3D print? Try one of our 3SPACE demo models below, or something from our list of favorite things from Thingiverse. Remember, not everything you find online will print easily, and your choice of machine and slicer settings can greatly affect the quality of your prints.

JMU Cube

This model combines the letters in the official JMU logo to make a three-dimensional model for showing off on your desk. The full-size model can be used to hold business cards!

This model works best when printed with a raft but without supports. Use 0.2mm or 0.3mm layer height for a quick print, or make a high-quality print at 0.15mm or even 0.1mm.

Click here to download: JMU Cube.

Quarter Trap

This is a great easy print that shows off the unique additive nature of 3D printing; midway through the printing process, you pause and insert a coin that gets trapped inside the model as the print finishes. We use this model (or its cousin, the “Penny Trap”) as our first-day print in many of our 3SPACE classes and also in our 3D printing workshops.

This model prints best at 0.15mm or 0.2mm layer height, with infill increased to 20%. It must be printed without supports, or else the coin won’t fit properly inside while printing.

Click here to download for any type of coin: Customizable Coin Trap.

Some of Our Favorite Things

It's hard to find a better test print than the Ultimaker robot; it has insets, embossings, overhangs, bridges, posts, and fine features, all wrapped up in a model that's less than an inch and a half tall. This Customizer lets you create a base for the robot which you can use to record all your slicer and printer settings. We optimized Cura settings for speed printing by modifying layer height, wall and roof counts, infill density, print speed, and minimum layer time, then recorded those settings on bases and glued on the corresponding 3D printed robots. These printed Speed Racer [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
This puzzle was my entry for the 2014 IPP Puzzle Design Competition.http://www.johnrausch.com/DesignCompetition/2014/ It is an interlocking 5x5x5 cube which is 99% printable without support. Only the short tab on the ring piece needs support turned on.http://puzzlewillbeplayed.com/555/CoronationCube/ If you like this puzzle perhaps you would consider purchasing my latest and best design from here https://pinshape.com/items/42609-3d-printed-printable-interlocking-puzzle-4-level-11-by-richgain [...]
Fri, Nov 04, 2016
Hyperboloid of one sheet, made taller and thinner than my last model (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:922323). Three print files here. The hyperbolic-vase-tall.stl file is designed to enable you to use the spiral print function that many printers have. (You don't print the top and bottom layers of the model, instead the nozzle goes around in a spiral, printing the surface 1 layer thick.) The other two files are for traditional versions of the surface (about 2mm thick), one with an equation and one without. [...]
Fri, Aug 12, 2016
Parametric hook, universal and very strong. I've been looking a while for a parametric hook modeling, but I didn't found any available model that ideally combines strength and customizing possibilities. So I tried to create the model I wanted. This is an attempt for a universal and very strong parametric hook, easily 3D printable as a "finished product". I did a "stress test" with my parametric U-Hook in its default configuration. The hook had been printed in PLA, with 2 perimeters, 0.2 mm layer height, and 20% infill. It supported a weight of 47,4 Kg. Full documentation available as a PDF (in English and [...]
Wed, Feb 24, 2016
Here is a Schwarz P surface that Dave Pfaff and I designed for the InforMath project funded by the National Science Foundation (DRL-1323587). The InforMath project (http://informalmathematics.org/) is a partnership between San Diego State University and several museums at the Balboa Park, including the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (http://www.rhfleet.org/). A Schwarz P surface is a triply periodic minimal surface. These models are designed to join together using small magnets. There are two options for the print files, ones with small holes for the magnets and ones without. There are two sizes of the surfaces 6x6x6cm and 10x10x10cm, and there [...]
Mon, Feb 01, 2016
This "little" guy is meant to be printed hollow and have the bottom circle cut out to place a tea light inside. I used one of these RGB battery powered tea lights: [http://amzn.to/1Ri7xH4] (http://amzn.to/1Ri7xH4) It fit snugly after cutting the plug out. Printed in Makerbot Translucent Blue filament (I know, I know...). My Daughter slept with it next to her bed... 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s6K3JaPmPo [...]
Sun, Jan 10, 2016
I enjoyed ThunderMuffin's SD card toaster idea, and made my own design. 2 or 4 slice versions, full size SD cards. There's a hole on the bottom plate for a round rare earth magnet I added a pair of wings. Because After Dark. [...]
Wed, Jan 06, 2016
This is a model of the monkey saddle z=x^3-3xy^2. There are two version of the surface, one with the equation, one without. This model was designed and printed by my WLU summer student Emily Jaekle ('16). See http://mathvis.academic.wlu.edu/2015/07/27/monkey-saddle/. [...]
Tue, Jul 28, 2015
Open, close, repeat. One way it's a box and the other way it's a star. Then a box. Then a star. Repeat the repeat. This hinged print-in-place model is a remix of the Fidget Cube. It 3D prints fully assembled, in one piece, folded up! A snub version is also included for those who like the old school fidget. For the design geeks: Thanks to Greg Knapp, who used Blender to fold up the original Fidget Cube model and print it as a closed cube. His YouTube video inspired [...]
Thu, Jul 16, 2015
Fan recreation of a space ship thing that I love. Prints in place with no supports needed. You may need to increase the raft radius if the model is falling over mid print. Additionally, if you are using a printer with a moving build plate. Rotating it 90º can help with it falling over. [...]
Fri, Jul 10, 2015
A solid has a circular base of radius 1. Parallel cross-sections perpendicular to the base are equilateral triangles. This solid is approximated by 20 equilateral triangular prisms. This approximation illustrates how the volume of the solid is found using an integral of the cross-sectional slices. This model was designed and printed by my WLU summer research student Emily Jaekle ('16). A description of how the model was designed can be found here: http://mathvis.academic.wlu.edu/2015/06/29/volumes-by-slicing-general-slices/ [...]
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
Magnetic bisymmetric hendecahedrons (an 11 sided space filling polygon). Each one uses eleven 3mm ball magnets. The magnets are pressed into each hole and need to be able to rotate freely for the parts to stick together. It should take a pound or two of force to insert the magnets. It may require some tweaking to get the sizing right (to account for printer settings, plastic shrink, variations in ball sizes, etc), the default scale worked well for me when printing in a variety of PLA filaments, but was a bit too tight for ABS. [...]
Tue, Apr 21, 2015
This is the Quarter-coins holder. It can hold four Quarter Coins and connect directly to a keyring. You don't need print a support parts. Layer height : 0.2mm Material : PLA Print time: 12m [...]
Sun, Jan 25, 2015
This started out as an exercise in making the smallest ball joint tentacle that I could get to print reliably on my printer. It turned into a cute little octopus when I decided to make a fun gift out of the tentacles. It's surprisingly annoying and time-consuming to build, since each segment needs to be hand-trimmed of support and carefully snapped into the next, but the resulting toy has a lot of flexibility and posability. Printing the segments in all different colors to make a rainbow octopus is optional but highly recommended. Update 4/5 - I [...]
Tue, Dec 09, 2014
Spinning Tops Orbital Series, product puts the weight of each top on its border so the centrifugal force is used to spin it easier and also lasting longer. [...]
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
This is a calculus manipulative that demonstrates tangent lines to a curve by balancing the rectangular 'tangent lines' off of a point on the curve as shown in the first two pictures (the shorter 'tangent line' is for tighter spots on the curve). Of course this is impossible at an inflection point since there the tangent line passes through the curve. Therefore, we have added a 'secant line/tangent line' that slots into the curve at one of the inflection points as shown in the third picture. The model can also be used to illustrate theorems and their [...]
Fri, Oct 03, 2014
SPIRAL vases are optimized for fast 3D printing, they can be printed in 3:30 h (20 cm tall). Wall thickness is 0,7 mm and so it is best printed with 0,35 mm nozzle or 0,35 extrusion diameter. Designed by Martin Žampach for be3D (http://martin.zampach.com/) printed on DeeRed printer. Martin is author of previous WAVE vases too: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:390713 [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
I would love to keep sharing my projects with all of you. If you enjoy with my designs, I invite you to become a patron, you will get early access to my designs and exclusive content! Also, you can help with a small donation. Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flowalistik Donations: http://www.paypal.me/flowalistik NOTE: You can check my newest designs in my YouMagine profile! More Low-Poly and other simple designs! https://www.youmagine.com/users/flowalistik Designing a low-poly Pokemon is the best way I found to represent the poor graphic quality the first Pokemon games had. So, here I present you the low-poly Pikachu, which is part of the Low-Poly [...]
Fri, Jun 27, 2014
Continuing the development of the Menger sponge models, and encouraged by mathgrrl, this OpenSCAD script combines the cut and external support options and adds the ability to change the size and choose the order/level up to 3. Feb 6 update - added two more capabilities to the script: a combination of cut and supported, to print a half-cube with the cut side facing up for folks with difficulty removing the finished object from their printbeds, an option for an order zero cube - just a plain cube, no holes - so you can make a set showing [...]
Mon, Feb 03, 2014
UPDATE: An updated model of the Fidget Cube is contained in the new Fidget Star. A print-in-place folding fidget cube, with customization options for size, shape, and clearances. As you fold the cube it turns inside out to form another cube! Makes a nice gift or 3D-printing demo, and is fun to fidget with while on the bus, standing in line, etc. This model prints in ONE PIECE (!), fully assembled, without raft and without supports, and then you snap it open in a couple of places until it moves freely; see the instructions. Customize size [...]
Sun, Jan 19, 2014
Another 1.75mm filament clip, this one uses a micro-sized binder clip, and should attach to almost any spool and is easy to reposition. I'm using micro sized Swinton and Acco sized binder clips. There are two versions, the smaller one probably needs to be printed in PET as it flexes a lot when it's attached. The larger one will probably work in ABS and is easier to attach. [...]
Sat, Jan 04, 2014
Update 6/23/14: I used a compilation of photos of other people's prints of this model in a presentation to LACMA on February 3, 2014. Here's an adaptation of my presentation: 3D Printing, 3D Capture, and Opportunities for Design Custodians. Please share it with anyone you think might be interested -- Thanks. "Supreme western works of art, like Oedipus Rex and Hamlet, preserve their indeterminacy through all interpretation. They are morally ungraspable. Even the Venus de Milo gained everything by losing her arms." -- Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson In the [...]
Mon, Dec 09, 2013
Grate to cover the fan on the Afinia H-Series 3D printer. Based on jlink's design from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:59419 . Featured on Day 24 of MakerHome: http://makerhome.blogspot.com/2013/09/day-24-afinia-fan-grate.html ===== Twitter: twitter.com/mathgrrl Hacktastic blog: www.mathgrrl.com/hacktastic Shapeways geekhaus store: www.shapeways.com/shops/mathgrrl This design and all associated pictures and files are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. If you want to use designs, images, or files outside of the terms of this license, please email request@mathgrrl.com. [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2013
I design this thing after the alignment screws for Afinia 3d printer start coming loose due to extreme vibration on certain print modes (try printing a box with walls with layer settings of 0.25mm, 0.30mm or 0.35mm and you will know!). Even with normal printing, the alignment screws will come loose eventually. This will keep the screws locked in place saving you from having to keep aligning the platform! The pictures show you how install the fastener. Fastening Instructions: Three fingers on the tension bars and squeeze it toward the center then slide it on. [...]
Thu, Jun 06, 2013
A customizable battery case to hold batteries while traveling. Configurable for the number of batteries and type (as long as they're cylindrical). This is a updated version of the customizable battery carrier ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:51376 ), re-designed to work without magnets as requested by GregFisk25. [...]
Mon, Mar 04, 2013
A 123d catch scan of a buddha was taken by my coworker Cleveland of his buddha statue. I took the resultant mesh and touched it up in Meshlab and Sculptris, final output created by Netfab. [...]
Sun, Feb 24, 2013
Small clip that snap on to spools and holds the end of the filament to prevent it from unraveling. There are several versions, should work with spools from the following suppliers (at least in 2013): added 2013: Octave* Up!* Ultimachine 3DD added 2016: Inland 1kg* (black spool) Intservo 1kg* (transparent spool) Atomic Filament (18 spoke, 32 spoke, and 1lb spools) added 2017: Colorfabb* and Filamentum* Hatchbox 1kg* *affiliate link [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2013
One of the most famous statues in the world. The Thinker / Le Penseur by Auguste Rodin (1902) Source: 3D models from the MIT CSAIL database [...]
Mon, Nov 12, 2012
Replacement filament guide for the UP! Plus or Afinia 3D Printers. Updated version with a filter tray can be found at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:40385 Filament: -- Octave Natural ABS [...]
Sat, Oct 06, 2012
This is the Ultimaker Robot in 3D as a key chain hanger. Modeled by Curt Roth, Thank Curt! I've also added a file including support for the hands. [...]
Wed, Sep 14, 2011