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3D Printing Design Ideas

The following sites have print models that you can download and print:

  • Thingiverse: A sharing community for users to find, create, modify and share 3D models.
  • Yeggi: Search engine that locates 3D printable objects.
  • GrabCad: Part of the Open Engineering movement with tutorials and 3D designs.
  • SketchUp 3D Warehouse: SketchUp’s design library of 3D models.
  • NIH 3D print Exchange: Search 3D biomedical printable models

3D Modelling Software

  • Tinkercad: Free design software that is a great program for beginners.
  • Blender: Open Source software used for 3D modelling.
  • SketchUp: SketchUp Make is free 3D design tool.


Check out books through Galvin Library on 3D printers.

Terms of Use and Copyright

Use of the 3D printers must be for lawful and non-commercial purposes. Users must follow all applicable laws, university policies and library policies. The Exploration Space will not print items that violate copyright law or any university or library policies.