Resources

Free Software

Tool

Use

URL

Inkscape

2D Illustration software

Paths2OpenSCAD

3D plugin for Inkscape

Download ‘Inkscape to open- SCAD converter v5’ from thingiverse.com/thing:25036

OpenSCAD

3D modeling tool with its own language

Meshlab

Clean up and merge 3D files

3Dtin

3D drawing tool

123D Design

3D drawing tool

Meshmixer

3D sculpting tool

Sculptris

3D sculpting tool

KnotPlot

3D Knot drawing tool

SketchUp Make

3D drawing tool

Tinkercad

3D drawing tool

3D Printer Designs and Community Sites

Site

Use

URL

Thingiverse

STL file repository. Sponsored by Makerbot, but files can be used in any printer.

YouMagine

Online community for 3D printing

SketchUp Warehouse

3D image repository

Instructables

A variety of projects using 3D printers and objects

159

the Invent To Learn guide to 3D printing in the classroom: recipes for success

Make Magazine

3D printing projects and printer reviews

AutoDesk

3D models for Autodesk apps

Outsourced Printing and Plating

Site

Use

URL

RePliKote

Plate plastic models with metal

Shapeways

Makes 3D models from your art in variety of materials.

Ponoko

3D print, laser cut, and sell your designs

Sculpteo

3D print your own designs, buy and sell 3D printed objects