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3D Printing Resources

You can search for pre-existing designs on the Internet and either print the model "as-is" or modify the model using 3D modeling software.

Ready-To-Print 3D Designs

Thingiverse - MakerBot's searchable design library community
3D Warehouse - Sketchup's searchable design library
Cubehero - Cubehero hosts your 3D printed and hardware projects to make it easier to work together with others.
MyMiniFactory - A curated social platform for 3D printable objects.

Free 3D Modeling Software

Tinkercad - a browser-based 3D design platform, now part of Autodesk (free version available)
OpenSCAD - free software for creating solid 3D CAD models. Useful for creating models of machine parts
Sketchup - comes in free or pro versions. Get the Sketchup STL from the Extension Warehouse
123D Design - a free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool from Autodesk
List of additional free software packages from

3D Modeling Tutorials

3D Modeling for Beginners
How Do I Make a Solid Model
How to Fix and Repair Your 3D Files
Blender tutorial available through the library's access to

3D Printers on the Cutting Edge

5 Amazing Ways 3-D-Printed Food Will Change the Way We Eat
How 3D Printing Could Save Wild Animals
3D Concrete House
TED 2015: Terminator-Inspired 3D Printer 'Grows' Objects
Will 3-D Printing Revolutionize Medicine?

Local 3D printing

Fort Collins Creator Hub
A makerspace community of people and a physical workspace that contains tools and equipment, including 3D printers. Exciting things will be invented, made, tinkered with, painted engineered, crafted, programmed, sewed, built and more!
Introduction to 3D Printing Workshop -- Steve Undy

Loveland Creator Space
A non-profit, members funded and operated, cooperative "makerspace" for engineers, artists, musicians and tinkerers of all sorts to come together and... CREATE!

Loveland Public Library
Provides 3D printing for public use at minimal charge.

3D Printing Store
Provides specialized 3D engineering advice and consultation.

Provides specialized 3D engineering advice and consultation.

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