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3D Printed Octopus – 8 Best Curated 3D Models

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by Leo Gregurić
Jul 4, 2019

Fancy 3D printing an octopus? Here are some of the best 3D printed octopus models available to download.

3D Printed Octopus Models Eight Reasons to Print an Octopus

What a cute octopus planter!
What a cute octopus planter! Source: ReadySetMade / Etsy

Summertime just started, the time with high outside temperatures. Being outside and hanging out is great, but so is taking a break from the sun inside and in the shade.

If you’re nearby your 3D printer, why not and try to 3D print some octopus models? Whether you’re searching for a cool desk ornament or useful octopus-themed objects, there are plenty of models to choose from.

For example, you could 3D print an octopus with wobbly legs, or you could perhaps test different filaments, especially flexible ones, with an octopus model. Also, if you’re a fan of plants, there are even models of octopus-themed planters.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the best 3D printable octopus models!

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3D Printed Octopus Models Articulating Figurine

3D printed octopus with moving tentacles.
3D printed octopus with moving tentacles. Source: McGybeer / Thingiverse

This is a very interesting 3D model of a small octopus. In the picture above, you can see that the tentacles are movable thanks to the chain-like design. The best thing is, there’s no assembly required!

After printing, just detach the model from the build surface, and it’s ready to roll! This model can be printed without supports. We suggest printing it in PLA.

Who made it? McGybeer

Who printed it? With up to 588 makes for this model, you could definitely say it’s quite a popular model.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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3D Printed Octopus Models Planter

This 3D printed octopus planter doesn't require any supports to print.
This 3D printed octopus planter doesn't require any supports to print. Source: Chaolinx / Thingiverse

Love plants? Give your plants a new home with this cool 3D printed octopus planter. It doesn’t require any supports and the suggested layer height is 0.25 mm.

Naturally, there are no rules for which filament to choose, but we reckon PLA or wooden filament would work nicely here.

Who made it? Chaolinx

Who printed it? 56 Thingiverse users have successfully made this model.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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3D Printed Octopus Models Bucket O' Octopodes – Ideal for Testing Flexible Filament

An octopus 3D printed with TPU filament.
An octopus 3D printed with TPU filament. Source: Maker's Muse / YouTube

This model is ideal for printing with ABS or for testing different flexible filaments. Angus Deveson, the founder of Maker’s Muse YouTube channel tried out six different flexible filaments using this model.

The design of the head allows you to see how flexible the filament is in real life conditions. Also, the tentacles serve as a great test for the structural rigidity offered to the model by the filament.

We suggest you not to print this in PLA because the tentacles could easily break. Instead, try to print it with ABS or flexible filaments.

Who made it? moleofproduction

Who printed it? Besides Angus Deveson from the Maker’s Muse, 104 Thingiverse users have successfully made this model.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

4

3D Printed Octopus Models Egg Holder

Cool design and utility in harmony.
Cool design and utility in harmony. Source: Philip Kubicka / Pinshape

Who said 3D prints aren’t useful? This is a 3D printed egg holder featuring a cool design with tentacles above the sea level. There are nice details on this print, which is why we recommend printing with 0.1 mm layer heights. Filament-wise, we suggest printing with PLA.

However, since this will be used in the kitchen, printing with flexible filament might be an even better choice. It’s totally up to you!

Who made it? Philip Kubicka 

Who printed it? There aren’t any published makes on Pinshape. Still, that doesn’t mean the model isn’t good!

Where to find it? Pinshape

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3D Printed Octopus Models SD Card Holder

An (eight) handy way to keep your SD cards organized.
An (eight) handy way to keep your SD cards organized. Source: tjstroker / Thingiverse

Losing SD cards is a stressful experience, especially if there are important files on there.

With this cute 3D printed octopus SD-card holder, you’ll never lose your SD cards again. With the flat bottom, it’s perfect as a useful desk ornament.

This model does not require supports and it can be printed using lots of different filaments. The choice of material and color is up to you!

Who made it?  tjstroker

Who printed it? 95 Thingiverse users have successfully manufactured this model.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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3D Printed Octopus Models Detailed Model

3D printing the octopus model.
3D printing the octopus model. Source: Marco Andreacchio / MyMiniFactory

This is a very nice octopus model made in ZBrush. ZBrush is known for being the go-to tool for making beautiful 3D sculptures and this octopus is one indeed. Lots of details make this model impressive and beautiful to look at.

In its original form, the model measures 130 x 120 x 130 mm. However, feel free to scale it up, if you wish so.

Supports are not required for this model. We suggest printing it using PLA and with 0.1 mm layer heights, to ensure the best results possible.

Prusa Clear PLA Filament 1kg

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Who made it? Francesco Orrù

Who printed it? MyMiniFactory reports 1,675 of its users downloaded this model.

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

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3D Printed Octopus Models Tablet Stand

For when your own two limbs aren't enough.
For when your own two limbs aren't enough. Source: notcolinforreal / Thingiverse

Tablet stands always come in handy, so why not print one? This one’s in the shape of an octopus’s tentacles and looks cool. The intended scale for the model is 210 x 132 x 69 mm.

Supports are required since the tentacles form a large overhang. Regarding the filament, we reckon PLA would definitely serve the purpose. However, printing this in rubber-like filaments also may make sense.

Try it out, and post your results on Thingiverse for others to see how it turned out!

Who made it? notcolinforreal

Who printed it? 221 Thingiverse users have successfully manufactured this model.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

8

3D Printed Octopus Models Complexity Galore

A very complex 3D model of an octopus.
A very complex 3D model of an octopus. Source: Nihlton / Thingiverse

If you’re the kind of person who likes challenges, this model could be a great choice for you. Why? Well, as you can tell by looking at the picture above, this is a rather complex model. The bottom is not flat, which makes it tricky to 3D print.

However, with a bit of work and a healthy amount of support material, we’re sure you’ll manage to do it. Choice of filament is up to you, but remember, you can’t go wrong with PLA.

Who made it? Nihlton

Who printed it? 54 Thingiverse users have printed this model.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

Feature image source: McGybeer / Thingiverse

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