3D Printing Links and Resources

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Downloading a 3D model

There are lots of websites that let users post their own 3D models for anyone to download. You can search these websites to find a design you like and download the file for free. The file format you download will be .stl.  

Here are a few examples sites:

Thingiverse

YouMagine

MyMiniFactory

Cults3D

Creating your own 3D model (CAD) 

Below are few examples of free CAD software programs that are suitable for beginners. These programs also come with helpful tutorials to get you started.

Tinkercad

Sketchup

Happy 3D

See here for a more detailed breakdown of available CAD software for beginners, intermediates, and professionals. 

3D printing basics and terminology

3Dhub's 3D Printing Overview and Knowledge Base 

https://3dprinting.com/what-is-3d-printing/

https://www.3ders.org/3d-printing-basics.html

http://3dinsider.com/3d-printing-guide/

https://3dprintingforbeginners.com/glossary/