Random Models on Thingiverse

Well, Thingiverse has tons of 3D models, and since I’m running without ideas to make more lists… Ah Rick and Morty list, noted… I decided to make a list of random models that caught my attention in that unexplored land… Fully 3D-Printed Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot This robot designed by Otvinta3D has a structure that […]

Wireframe Skull Thingiverse

Interview: Luciano Moda – GTMax3D – Brazil Projects

    On this third post about Brazilian Projects, I’m going to interview Luciano Moda that works on the development team at GTMax. Q – When the GTMax company started? A: GTMax was founded more than 16 years ago, started as GTA Technology and in the registration of the brand name became known as GTMax […]

GTMax Core A3

Interview: Marcelo Ribeiro – Sethi3D – Brazil Projects

Continuing my series about Brazilian projects, this second interview is with Marcelo Ribeiro, one of the partners of Sethi3D, a company that leads the market of 3dprinting in Brazil. The Sethi3D Aip3 3D printer based on a RepRap project was the first 3D printer that I saw, and I was astonished by the quality and structure […]

Sethi S3

3DPrint this you must: Star Wars Models

I will start this post confessing a sin: I never watched Star Wars. Never interested me to watch, but it has been said its a movie that you should watch, If not for pleasure then atleast so you can understand what your friends are posting on your feed and all the references. But that doesn’t […]

Dead Stormtrooper

Allons-Y! Doctor Who for 3DPrinting

If you are a fan of Doctor Who like I am, you will enjoy this list. It’s been a while since I first saw an STL model inspired by Doctor Who World. Since then, I hope that the day that I’ll be able to buy my 3dprinter arrive so I can print everything that I […]

Tardis Book Holder MyMiniFactory

Interview: Paulo Blank – Minibot Project – Brazil Projects

Hi guys! =D Most you may know that I’m from Brazil. And we do have a great market of national products for 3DPrinting, but like others, the Chinese market obfuscates the small ones like ours. And I started a campaign that I want to show to the world, all the good stuff that we produce […]

3DPrinting for your Kitchen – What’s up there?

Based on my previous lists, you can assume that all top 10 models of Thingiverse, Pinshape and MyMiniFactory aren’t useful stuff, mostly they are models to make your geeky life a bit happier. However, 3DPrinting could also make your life easier. To print models that you can use daily and maybe fix something that was […]

Kitchen Wine Holder

Low Poly Models: The Art of Vectors

I’m not good at math, consequently not good in geometry either. But in 3DPrinting math is used all the time, and Low Poly models are no different. Low Poly models mean that the model has fewer triangles in its geometry. Making it simple and easy to generate G-Codes and print. Today I will dig the […]

10 most popular models on Pinshape

A while ago, Pinshape announced that they were about to close the website, but the 3D-Printing community didn’t let that happen. So Pinshape lives until today with a good database of free and non-free models. Today I will list to you the Top 10 Free Popular Models on Pinshape =D 1: The 30$ Scanner V5 […]


3DPrinted Musical Instruments – Let’s start a band?

3DPrinting is a revolutionary technology where in my opinion your imagination is the limit. In this world, one of the things that you can print is musical instruments. So I searched around on my favorites repositories of models and made this list for you. A flute   Well, of course, it would have a flute […]

Orrery – A 3DPrinted Solar System

I was scrolling down my Instagram feed this morning when this Orrery image appeared: That triggered me to search more about this project since the description of the image didn’t say much. This kind of model, called Orrery, is used since way back to show how our solar system works, however, all the craftsman that […]

10 Most Viewed Models on MyMiniFactory

The 3DPrinting world is full of models to discover. And then I started a series about Top 10 something on the main websites that host models. Now I’m going to share with you the 10 Most Viewed Models on MyMiniFactory. Since I wrote this article: 10 places to get 3D Printing Models I’ve fallen in […]


10 Popular Models on Thingiverse

Hi! Lays Rodrigues here! , I’m Back! ..=) Today is my return as a writer on 3DPrinterChat, giving you useful(or less then useful) information about 3DPrinting and improving my skills, and maybe yours, in this field that I love so much. So for my return, I choose to List the 10 most popular models on […]

RepRap, Open Source and 3DPrinting

Well, I think that if you are here, and work with 3d printing, when you are doing your research, for sure you’ll find RepRap and start from there, right? RepRap is a major project about 3D printing and open source ideology around the 3D world. Today I want to walk through a little of history […]

reprap r2c2

3D Printer Crowdfunding projects

TinyBoy (Indiegogo) – crowdfunding 3d projects TinyBoy is a project that made its first appearance on Indiegogo in 2015 and achieved its goal, which was to make affordable 3d printers, printers that schools can buy to introduce the maker world to their students. We have new courses you can check out right here With a signed […]

The Palette: One Extruder, Four colors

< h1>The Palette: One multi color extruder, Four colors no stopping to switch filaments in your 3D-Printer! < h1> If you like to read my posts (Lays Rodrigues), you already notice that I don’t make practice posts, like tips or what to do with your 3DPrinter. This is because I don’t have a 3D printer at […]

10 Places To Get Free 3D-Printing Files

10 3d model platforms to get free designs to print! Well like I said in my last post, 3d printing isn’t only to print Eiffel Towers, and Thigiverse isn’t the only website that you can find 3d models to print there are more 3d model platforms to discover. Today I’m going to list 10 places that […]

4 uses of 3dprinting in science

Today I’m going to show you some different uses of 3d printing in science. Well, 3D printing isn’t only to print the Eiffel Tower. Print organs and bones Organs – 3d printing in science The first time that I heard about 3D-printers was in 2014, when the maker movement became mainstream in Brazil and more articles and posts about […]

3d printing in science

Mão 3D – The project that is changing lifes for the kids in Brazil

E-Nable and  3D-Printing Inspired by the sad tale of a South African carpenter who was in dire need of a highly flexible and low-cost alternative to standard prosthetics, the Mão3D (3DHand) program is the leading project in the E-Nable global family of systems, which offers affordable, 3D-printable prosthetics for low-income communities and currently aims to […]

e-nable 3d-printing

Slicers: Which one to use?

A few minutes ago I was rolling into my fb timeline and found this post about a comparison made between the most common slicers: Slic3r – http://slic3r.org/ Cura – https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ Simplify3D – https://www.simplify3d.com/ Craftware – https://craftunique.com/craftware To evaluate these slicers, Angus (the guy in the video) choose these topics: – STL Loading Speed – Usability […]

How to make key chains with Inkscape + Blender

How to make a key chain with Inkscape + Blender 3D Modeling, isn’t an easy task. But to learn something new, we need to start small. So today I will show you how to make a simple key chain using Inkscape and Blender. 1º Step: Install Inkscape and Blender If your’e using a Linux Distro, […]

Inkscape and Blender tutorial

Me (Lays) and 3DPrinters, how it started?

Lays Rodrigues – 3D printing profiles Hi everyone! Today I wanna talk about me. Just a little. =) Almost a year ago, I started to go to events about science and technology. Since that I study computer science, I need to go to this events, to learn more, make some networking and prepare more to […]

3D printing profiles

Scientists develop a 3Dprinter capable to print human tissues

Printing human tissue A study published yesterday on the British magazine Nature Biotechnology, says that American scientists implemented, with success, living tissues in animals, fabricated with an improved and advanced 3d-printer is a big step in the reseach of printing human tissue. This research, develop by the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, on North […]

bio printing

OctoPrint – Your web 3D printer host

OctoPrint Software – Your web 3D printer host If you already work with 3d printing, you have likely already heard about OctoPrint Software. If you haven’t, I will introduce this tool to you. On the site you can find this introduction about it: OctoPrint differs from existing host solutions in that its major focus is to provide […]