3D Model Repositories
Looking for 3D printer files? In need of some inspiration for your next 3D printing project? In search of free .stl files to download? Check out our selection of 3D model repositories to see if you find what you are looking for. The listing is comprised of sites mainly geared towards providing 3D printing models. Most are completely free to use while some offer premium 3D print files as well.
Note: 3D model files which are in *.stl format are ready for 3D printing. All other file formats require some form of file conversion before you can send them off to your printer.
|Repository||Registration required||Price||File Formats||Comment|
|Sponsored link:||Yes||Free & premium||*.stl, *.obj||Pinshape is the next generation 3D printing community marketplace. They are focused on making 3D printing easy, accessible and fun by enabling talented designers to sell and share their 3D designs and helping makers to download and effortlessly print designs themselves.|
|Sponsored link:||Yes||Free & premium||*.stl||Trinpy is a 3D printing content platform with a focus on models that are specifically designed for desktop 3D printers. All designs have already been printed to determine their suitability and each model is ranked from beginner, intermediate to expert to make it easier for customers to print|
|123D Catch Models||Yes||Free & premium||*.stl, *.obj, *.3dp||3D model repository for models made with one of Autodesk's 123D apps. Premium membership required for commercial use and premium 3D models.|
|3D File Market||No||Free & premium||*.stl||3dfilemarket.com is a new and growing model repository. What makes this site unique is the fact that all 3D models have been verified to be 3D printable. You can download as many models as you like and there is no need to register though you need to provide your email address to gain access to the 3D models.|
|3DShook||Yes||Free & premium||*.stl||3DShook is a ready-to-print repository with an exclusive collection of 1000 designs. The collection spans over forty categories and is growing at a rate of 100+ designs per month. 3DShook designs are useful, functional and tested for perfect printing. 3Dshook is the world's first Subscription Print on Demand service – SPoD.|
|CGTrader||Yes||Free & premium||*.stl, *.vrml *.max, *.obj, *.fbx, *.dxf, *.blend, *.3ds||CGTrader is a 3D model marketplace with a strong 3D designer community. In addition to both free and paid 3D printable models, the marketplace offers the opportunity to request a custom design and interact with the designers directly on the site.|
|Cubehero||No||Free||*.stl||Cubehero is a repository for sharing 3D printing and other hardware projects.|
|Cults||Yes||Free & premium||*.stl, *.obj||Cults is a marketplace that connects 3D designers to buyers who want to print 3D objects. The platform contains a mix of free and premium 3D models some of which are fairly unique making Cults one of our favorites! Make sure to also check out our interview with the founders of Cults.|
|Gambody||Yes||Premium||*.stl||Gambody is the online marketplace where you can download computer games models in STL file format. High-poly, amazingly detailed and absolutely error-free 3D models files optimized for all types of 3D printers.|
|GrabCAD||Yes||Free||Various CAD formats||GrabCAD is a community where engineers can upload and download models from a free CAD library. The repository is now nearing 300,000 open source models.|
|Libre3D||No||Free||*.stl||Libre 3D is a 3D printing resources site not limited to 3D models. All models are free to download and you do not need to register to do so.|
|MakerShop||Yes||Free & premium||*.stl||MakerShop is a 3D model repository for the designer entrepreneur. The repository offers a mixture of free and premium designs. Using innovative monetization techniques such as donations, pay-per-print or crowd funding, 3D printing entrepreneurs are able to generate income from their designs. In turn, users of the repository have access to some unique 3D models.|
|MyMiniFactory||Yes||Free||*.stl||MyMiniFactory.com offers a large range of downloadable 3D printable objects. Each object is original, unique, has been test printed and comes with a how-to section that explains how to achieve the best print.|
|Redpah||Yes||Free & premium||*.stl||Redpah is a 3D print file store aimed at helping buyers find the best 3D print files while letting the designers earn their fair share. The repository currently contains a mix of 500 free and premium models.|
|Shapeking||No||Free||*.stl||Shapeking is a community that provides both 3D printing beginners and advanced users a platform for exchanging of 3D models and 3D printing know-how.|
|STL Finder||No||Free||*.stl||STL Finder is a search engine that helps you find 3D models over the net. While STL Finder is free to use, the models it locates are subject to each marketplace's terms and conditions.|
|The Forge||No||Free||*.stl||The Forge is the go-to source for Seej engines, fortifications, and accessories, and also contains many toys, useful objects, and wacky fantasy miniatures. All models are distributed under the Creative Commons Share-Alike license, so you’re free to share them, remix them, and use them for commercial purposes as long as you credit the author.|
|Thingiverse||No||Free||*.stl||Thingiverse is likely the most widely used 3D model repository in the Maker and 3D printing enthusiast community. The website dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files usually under the GNU General Public License or Creative Commons licenses.
|Threeding||Yes||Free & premium||*.stl, *vrml, *.wrl, *.ply, *.3ds, *.zpr||Threeding.com is a 3D printing marketplace and file sharing website where both individuals and businesses can buy, sell or freely exchange 3D models suitable for 3D printing.|
|Trimble 3D Warehouse||No||Free||*.skp, *.stl, *.dae, *.kmz||The Trimble 3D Warehouse is an accompanying website for the SketchUp 3D modeling software. Users can upload, download and share three-dimensional models in SketchUp's native *.skp format and more recently also in *.stl format.|
|TurboSquid||Yes||Premium||*.stl, *.max, *.obj, *.fbx, *.dxf, *.blend, *.3ds||With over 300,000 3D models available for download, TurboSquid is the leading source for 3D models on the web. However, most models are not in *.stl file format and thus not suitable for 3D printing.|
|Yeggi||No||Free||*.stl, *.max, *.obj||Yeggi is a search engine for 3D printable models which searches various 3D communities and marketplaces. While Yeggi is free to use, the models it locates are subject to each marketplace's terms and conditions.
|YouMagine||No||Free||*.stl||YouMagine is a 3D model repository created by Ultimaker. With only a few hundred models the repository is still small but it is growing daily and contains some unique and interesting 3D models.|