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Below is a table listing online repositories of 3D model files.

  • The goal of this page is to provide a current, comprehensive, and impartial list of online repositories of 3D model files.
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Contents

All the Websites!

Website Status Upload Download Available

Licensing

Website

Source Code

Notes Reviews &

Discussion

Affiliation
123D Gallery Live 1 Autodesk
3DAGOGO Live
3dburrito pre-launch 1
3D Part Source Live 1
3D Printed Instruments Live Aggregator of musical instrument designs
The 3D Studio Live
Bld3r Live Register Free CC +more Open, AGPL Bld3r also aggregates objects and tutorials from other sites. Can be slow at times. Independent
British Geological Survey Beta N/A ? fossils
CADyou Dead Site is dead, domain for sale, as of 4 Mar 2015 1
CG Trader Live 1
CNC King Live 1
CreateThis Live Mix Mix 1
Cubehero Live Register Free Public Domain and Creative Commons Some version control, OpenSCAD and STL previews, group discussions 1
Cubify Live 1 3D Systems
Cuboyo Live 1
Embodi3D Live Register Free Creative Commons Anatomical, Biological, and Fossil Models, Forums, Blogs, Biomedical maker community
FAB Fabbers Down Register Free TBD - Seems your GitHub license applies. Upload from GitHub repository. Their CDN connection seems to be down as of 4 Mar 2015. So files cannot be downloaded, and pages render in a broken manner (without images etc). Independent
Fabster Live
Forme It Dead No DNS record as of 4 Mar 2015. Domain is still registered, though. 1
Github Live 1 Github
Githubiverse Live
SketchUp 3D Warehouse Live Trimble Navigation
Grab Cad Live Register Yes 1
i.materialize Live 1
Instructables Live search for "3D printing" 1
Libre3D Live Register Free Public Domain and Creative Commons Adrian Bowyer (Inventor of RepRap) is a board member. 3D Models (STL and SCAD) are downloadable and attributed. Independent
MakerLove Live NSFW, adult themed
MakerShop Live 1
Mixee Labs Live 1
MyMiniFactory Live 1 iMakr
NASA 3D Models Live N/A Free spacecraft models, 'Made In Space wrench'
NIH 3D Print Exchange Live N/A Free anatomical and biological models, labware, molecules U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
OpenBuilds Live Register Free Instructions and build files for 3D Printers, CNC Routers, Laser Cutters/Engravers, and more
Parametric Parts Live Register Mix CC & commercial Some Parametric scripted models through CadQuery, based on FreeCAD
Pinshape Live Mix Mix CC, Personal, Secure Streaming Focused solely on files for 3D printing
Pirate Bay Physibles Live Free Free NSFW, Downloads via BitTorrent. May be down in your jurisdiction at times - you'll have to search for a proxy if you really want to use it. 1
RAScomRAS Live Spanish Language
Repables Live Register Free CC and GNU +more 1
RepRap Wiki Live Register Free
Rhombik pre-alpha Register Free
rinkak Live Japanese Language 1
ShapeDo Live Register Free CC License See the "Community Edition" link at the top of the page
Sketchfab Live Register Mix primary emphasis on embedded 3D viewing 1
Smithsonian X 3D Beta N/A Register fossils and artifacts Smithsonian Institution
SproutForm Live
Stanford 3D Scanning Repository Live N/A Free Full attribution requested. Website states: "not to be used for commercial purposes ... without our permission." Home of the 'Stanford bunny' and other iconic 3D models. Files in PLY format. Stanford
STLhive Live Register Mixed STLhive owns all intellectual rights on their designs, but encourage users to modify them at which point the user owns the design. STLhive designs all of the content offered. STLhive has many models designed to be finished by makers. For Students, Hobbyists and Inventors. Free Models Independent
Thing Tracker Network Early Live N/A N/A See Thing Tracker Viewer here: http://thingtracker.net/tools/viewer/ 1
Thingiverse Live Register Free CC and GNU +more Some 1, 2 Makerbot/Stratasys
Threeding Live Mix Mix
Turbosquid Live Register Mix Licensing terms and conditions are often unclear. A commercial site with much free content. 1
Yeggi Live N/A Mix 3D model aggregator/search engine. Users can submit sites to add to the engine. API available. 1 Not stated
Yobi3D Live N/A N/A 3D model search engine. Provide a built-in viewer to see models in 3D. 1
YouMagine Live Register Free BSD License, Creative Commons, GPLv3, and GNU-LGPL They state that "everything you upload will remain your intellectual property which we encourage you to share" Ultimaker

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Status

Current state of the website: Early Dev, Early Live, Live, Dead, or Down.

Upload

What are the requirements to upload a file? Options are Register, Pay, Mix (in case it depends), or Free. Free is only for no-strings-attached unlimited registration-free uploading.

Download

On the list here you will find a mixture of websites that provide printable part files completely free, for a monetary charge, or a mixture of the two. Other options include "Register". Free is only for no-strings-attached unlimited registration-free downloading.

Available Licensing

When uploading or downloading files from part repositories be aware of the licensing that has been selected for the model. Some websites allow users to pick from multiple licenses with others specifically forcing one license. Be aware that some licenses do not allow use by commercial entities.

For more information on licensing check out: Creative Commons and GNU.org. If the repository/marketplace you are using does not allow or use CC or GNU licensing be sure to read through their FAQ or Terms of Service.

Website Source Code

Does the website make available the source code that runs it? With the Free Open Source Software and Hardware nature of RepRap it is nice to see websites also following principals.

Notes

Any extra notes about the repository/marketplace that doesn't fit in the other current feature categories.

Reviews & Discussion

Links to reviews and discussion about the website. A review can be in a RepRap forum thread, on a RepRap wiki page (see Printing Material Suppliers for example review templates), or on an external site (e.g. blog post or forum thread).

Affiliation

Is the website affiliated with or owned by another company?


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