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Our New Favorite STL File Download

Posted by Editor On July - 5 - 2016

Our New Favorite STL File Download

It’s always a challenge for math geeks to see how much of the number π they can recall, so here’s a desktop aid that’s functional besides. Designed by Roman Hegglin as part of Pi day tribute, we’re still not even sure how many digits this pencil holder will help you remember. Advised for printrs using FDM machines to print the solid wall version first, it’s a good test for your home device.

Download it here at Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:271769.

STL Files Today

Posted by Editor On May - 5 - 2016

All3d.com recently published the list of the 30 best websites and search engines to find free STL files. Thingiverse.com, the website run by Makerbot Industries, is the number one site by number of 3D model offerings, while Instructables.com is the number one site for number of visitors. For the full story and interactive table list, see: https://all3dp.com/best-sites-free-stl-files-3d-printing/

Websites
Thingiverse

Grabcad

Sketchfab

Autodesk 123d

CGTrader

My Mini Factory

Yeggi

Pinshape

YouMagine

Yobi3D

STL Finder

3DExport

Cults

Zortrax Library

New Matter

Rinkak

3DShook

Rascomras

Threeding

Repables

Libre3D

3Dagogo

Shapetizer

The Forge

Redpah

Trinpy

3D Warehouse

STLHive

NASA

Instuctables

Our New Favorite STL Download

Posted by Editor On April - 23 - 2016

Boba Fett Blaster STL download from threeding.com

EE-3 Blaster Rifle

631 mm size total/ 23 parts! The EE-3 Blaster Rifle is the gun wielded by Boba Fett. It operates much like an Elite Rifle and Han Solo’s DL-44 Blaster Pistol in the way it shoots and handles. It fires a three-round burst, allowing for a lot of EE-3 Blaster Pistol damage in only one shot. It takes a second to fire again, though, so you need to be accurate.

The EE-3 carbine rifle was a blaster that was modeled after the E-11 blaster rifle used by Imperial Stormtroopers. The rifle consisted of a small handle attached to a long circular barrel. An alternate version of this model features a modified scope mounting and hand grips that run the length of the barrel.

Download is $7 at threeding.com https://www.threeding.com/3d-printing-models/ee3-blaster-rifle

What is an STL File?

Posted by Editor On April - 19 - 2016

STL FileWikipedia explains:

It’s all about triangles.

Not only are triangles the symbol of control in the semantic world of symbolism, they are the physical equation of control in the geometric realm.

Because triangles do not warp.

A four legged table will wobble if one of the legs is off. However a tripod will stand firmly even at an angle with one leg off and this is the key difference in the structure of physical shapes using numerical evaluated geometric space. What an stereolithography (STL) file does is render everything to triangular coordinates. Perhaps better said can found on Wikipedia:

“STL is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems. STL has several after-the-fact backronyms such as “Standard Triangle Language” and “Standard Tessellation Language”. This file format is supported by many other software packages; it is widely used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing and computer-aided manufacturing. STL files describe only the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object without any representation of color, texture or other common CAD model attributes. The STL format specifies both ASCII and binary representations. Binary files are more common, since they are more compact.

“An STL file describes a raw unstructured triangulated surface by the unit normal and vertices (ordered by the right-hand rule) of the triangles using a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. STL coordinates must be positive numbers, there is no scale information, and the units are arbitrary.”

Thingiverse

Posted by Editor On April - 18 - 2016

Looking for interesting STL files?

The Thingiverse community has uploaded over 528,550 3D models, and that number is growing every day. Check out all the incredible objects people have created, and get inspired to make your own.

Show us what you made: the world wants to see it! 3D modeling and printing is still in its infancy. The more you share your work, the more your designs inspire others, get printed, and do awesome things.

For more visit: http://www.thingiverse.com

TinkerCad

Posted by Editor On April - 18 - 2016

TinkerCAD logo

Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app for everyone.

Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry – the list is truly endless!

https://www.tinkercad.com/