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Thingiverse Reviews is the place to share digital designs for fabricating real, physical objects.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Thingiverse and what they use it for.
  • Cassette Style RG351V case I made.
    Since you asked, went ahead and posted it on - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • Blue prints
    STL for models? Theirs a lot of sites. Try to start. - Source: Reddit / 11 days ago
  • [3D Printer] Ender 3 v2 - Originally $280 -> $222.15 pre-tax after Lightning Deal/Coupon combo
    Check out just to get an idea. - Source: Reddit / 12 days ago
  • Looking for models for miniatures (DnD) and looking for newbie tips
    Sites to find things to print: Https:// Https:// Https:// Https:// - Source: Reddit / 12 days ago
  • Capital Ships
    Go to and search for "Expanse." SyFy made bunch of models (Roci, Canterbury, Knight, Donnager) from early seasons available for free and people have augmented those designs plus there are a few other designs (Scipio) people have added. - Source: Reddit / 13 days ago
  • 1 step closer to having the office (reloading room) completed. Got the bench finished and added some storage underneath. We're just a few months shy of 2 years that this stuff has been boxed up after the move.
    It is a 3-D printed one. Check someone there is/was selling kits. If you have a 3-D printer, there are plans there. - Source: Reddit / 16 days ago
  • Help mounting OLED module
    There are companies that print 3D files for you, easy peazy. Look at etc. No reason to have a 3D if very rarely used... - Source: Reddit / 18 days ago
  • New to 3 D printing
    Http:// is still the most used website it seems, but it’s not really maintained (and had a data breach not long ago). If you’re just looking to download free models, that should be you’re go to website. - Source: Reddit / 20 days ago
  • Justifying a 3D printer purchase to the significant other
    Make your own tangible objects that YOU (or others by going to designed with no experience. Just go to Let your imagination run wild, get ideas out of your head. Go make your S.O. Something unique and Impressive. - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • Wife ordered a 3D printer for Xmas for me.
    Other sites with lots of stuff Https:// Https:// Https:// Https:// Https:// - Source: Reddit / 30 days ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Thingiverse

Top 10 3D Model Databases: The Best Sites to Download 3D Models for 3D Printing
Thingiverse is probably one of the biggest and most popular databases. It has a very active maker community behind it and offers free-to-use STL files only. You don’t even need to open an account in order to download a 3D model from their site. Sometimes the database can seem slightly less organized than the cleaner and simpler design of sites like Pinshape and Cults.

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