3D printing is more than just a buzzword or trend around the Edison Nation headquarters. It’s an integral part of our day-to-day design functions and an essential product development tool. 3D printing streamlines the product development process in a timely and cost-effective manner, so we can focus on securing licensing deals on behalf of our inventors.
But beyond inventing, it’s a fascinating concept that’s pervading almost every industry imaginable. I spoke with some of our designers and engineers to collect a list of our 15 favorite 3D printing websites.
3D printing service, community and marketplace startup.
Network of volunteers who design free open source prosthetic hands.
Silicon Valley startup that made the 3D printer currently installed on the international space station.
One-stop shop for 3D printing goodness aggregated from social media and more.
Design community for discovering, making and sharing 3D printable things.
Global series of 3D printing events for business, brands and consumers.
Pioneer and visionary in 3D printed arts.
3D printing social network and community of makers.
3D printed recycle bins for bottles and cans.
National Institute of Health’s community-contributed data base of health and science 3D-printable files.
Virtual Space allowing users to browse 3D printing services and rates.
3D System’s central hub for all-things-3D printing.
The first general self-replicating manufacturing machine and 3D printing community.
Monthly subscription box full of new filament tools, printed samples and more.
3D printable hydroponics systems to grow food without toxic chemicals.
What are your favorite 3D printing websites? Are you familiar or would recommend any of the sites we’ve listed here? Let us know in the comments below!