free stl, where to find them?
In this page we report a list of sites from which it is possible to download free stl files ready to be printed in 3d both free and paid.
Thingiverse is a community created by Makerbot, one of the largest manufacturers of 3D printers. Born with the rapid spread of 3d printers, it has become one of the largest 3D design communities in the world, allowing you to share and download over a million files for free.
GrabCad belongs to Stratasys, America’s leading professional 3D printer manufacturer. Made up of a community of mechanical engineers, it contains everything, over 1,000,000 free files ranging from various genres, from mechanics to household items to costume jewelery.
YouMagine is owned by Ultimaker, another major 3d printer manufacturer. It offers over 10,000 open source stl files ready for printing.
Another large 3D printing community that also offers premium paid files, as well as free stl files. It allows designers to sell or share their designs for free. With its 3DPrinterOS it allows users to edit, cut and print a file directly online.
Cults3d offers free and paid stl files if you want a higher quality and accuracy of the files. It has a community to put designers, engineers, architects, etc. in contact.
Another large repository of 3D printable files offers both free and paid designs and allows users to offer their files in both modes after registration.
Autodesk offers its free gallery with thousands of 3D files and several tutorials for creating and editing files with their software.
Even the American space agency has decided to make 3D printable files available, guess the theme …
In addition to having thousands of completely free stl files, MyMiniFactory offers, for a fee, a service that allows you to request files from a professional designer.
German repository of free stl files for the truth not very updated but still containing several sections with interesting drawings and projects.
they offer models mostly for professional use in various paid formats but they offer small galleries of free files.
Different from the sites listed so far, there is a community to share projects and realizations of all kinds and in the 3d printing section there are projects equipped with files ready to be printed.
If you are not yet sufficiently experienced with the various 3D drawing software or simply want to try to print an STL file created by others, we are sure that in one of these sites you will find what is right for you, from gadgets for the home to models of the organs of the human body through games and star wars models.
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