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3D Printing at the Meyer Library: Explore 3D model repositories

Guide to 3D Printing services at the Meyer Library

Sketchfab

Sketchfab is a platform for publishing, sharing, and discovering 3D models.  The site also includes a collection of downloadable 3D models.  When searching or browsing, use filters (top right) and check the "downloadable" box.  Their Cultural Heritage collection includes models from Museums such as the British Museum and the University of Dundee Museum Collections. 

Interested in viewing Sketchfab models in virtual reality mode? Check out a Google Cardboard from the Music and Media desk, or make a reservation to use our VR googles! To learn more, visit our VR subject guide!


Scan The World

  is a non-profit initiative to archive objects of cultural significance using 3D scanning and printing. Every object originates from photogrammetry scan data provided by the community and is optimized for 3D printing before being made available online for free.

            


NASA 3D Resources

Nasa has made available 3D models for downlading and printing, including of models of satellites, telescopes, rovers, hurrianes, asteroids, as well as models actually printed by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, including a jar and a wrench.  
 

        

    

NIH 3D Print Exchange

    Find downloadable 3D models (anatomical, prosthetic, molecular) from the NIH 3D Print Exchange, an online repository of 3D printable files related to the biomedical sciences
   
                                
  
                         

3D Warehouse

3D Warehouse is a repository of models, many created by architects and interior designers using SketchUp.  Models are downloadable as collada files (dae file format).  If you are interested in printing any of the models you see from the 3D Warehouse, simply follow the HOW-TO instructions below!  

HOW-TO:

1) Download from 3D Warehouse --> 2) Convert the DAE file to an STL file using the Online Mesh Converter (Max size 15 MB)

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3) Check your STL file in a CAD program, save it in your USB ---> 4) Visit us to find out how much your model will cost! 
 

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