Here are some simple suggestions for making the most of your office desk. Feel free to share any of your ideas in the comments! Don’t worry if you don’t have a 3D printer: You can have every part printed by a professional 3D printing service. To get the best price, please use All3DP’s price comparison service.
Without further ado, here are 20 cool things to make with a 3D printer for your office:
1. Whale Desk Organiser
Who’s that for? Anyone who’s resentful of the fact that they have to grow up and work can print this little whale to remind them of their childhood happiness. Check out the design on Formsfield.
2. Name Plate Pen Holder
What’s that? If you want to really seem professional then having your name hold up your pens and pencils is surely the best way to be noticed. Check out the design on Thingiverse.
3. Cat Phone Holder
Why do I need that? You probably don’t need this holder, but if you find you want to add some personality to your desk, or if you’re crazy into cats, then this could be for you. Find the design on Pinshape.
4. Office Desk Chair
Who is this for? Anyone with a large budget will be interested in 3D printing their own personalised desk chair. Otherwise, the rest of us will have to dream about the comfort of these chairs. Check out the design on GrabCAD.
5. Push Pin Monster
Why do I need this? This super cute monster is the best way to avoid pricking your fingers on pins. You can find this design on 3DShook. A cool things to 3D print for your desktop.
What’s this for? The designer of this giant paperclip claims it “actually works.” If you’re feeling skeptical but want to check out the design anyway, head to Thingiverse.
7. Cable Catcher
Why do I need this? If your cables are always in a tangle, then this smart little idea will help make sure everything is sorted out properly so you don’t have to spend hours untangling those annoying leads. Find this design on Thingiverse.
8. Pentos Pen Holder
What does this do? The designer said: “This little guy will do a great job carrying your pen. However we warn you that’s all he does.” If you’re in need of a pen holder check the design out here.
9. Keyboard Feet
Why do I need this? If you have somehow managed to break the feet on your keyboard, you may find that the wonkiness is driving you crazy. These new feet can help make sure your typing is uninterrupted. Find the design here.
10. Crocodile Letter Opener
What is this? This cheeky little snapper is the best way to open your post! Download the design from Autodesk and you will have an easy way to make sure you don’t ruin your letters, or just something cool to look at.
11. Pretty Photo Frame
Why do I need this? If you’re having a hard time motivating yourself, then perhaps a picture of your family, friends or cat is the best way to remind you why you’re working so hard. This pretty frame is downloadable from My Mini Factory.
12. Flower Push Pins
Why do I need this? If you want your pin board looking pretty, then this is the best way to do it! These little flower push pins are simple yet work brilliantly! The designer said: “A fun way to grab someone’s attention when you’re not able to point out the note you left. You can decorate around your desk.” Check out the design on 3DCults.
13. Whallo Tape Dispenser
What’s this for? If you really want to continue with the theme of whales in your office, then printing this whale tape dispenser is a great idea! You can find the design on 3DShook. It’s just one of the cool things to 3D print for your home office.
14. Headphones Hanger
Why do I need this? Having a place to keep your headphones is a great idea if you always end up tangling the wires! With a hanger, they’ll be instantly accessible and untangled! Check out the design on Thingiverse.
15. Evo Collection Mug
What is this? The designer created this piece as part of a collection, they said: “Our aim is to create simple but functional objects using a basic and popular IKEA Pokal Glass.” If you fancy a quirky office mug, check out the design on My Mini Factory.
16. Cable Clip
Why do I need this? This design is yet another simple solution to the problem of tangled wires. This 3D print will help keep your space organised! You can find this design on 3DShare.
What’s that? If you need somewhere to store your memos in an orderly fashion, then look no further! This Memomac is yet another way to keep your desk tidy. Check out the design here.
18. Tree Origin Bookmark
Why should I use this? If you are always losing your page then a book mark is the best way to help keep track. A simple idea and a simple design work brilliantly here, check it out on Thingiverse.
19. Portable Business Card Holder
Why do I need this? Handing over a dog-eared business card is not likely to win you any points, so make sure that your name is kept pristine with a portable business card holder. You can find this simple design on Cults3D.
What’s that? This brilliantly simplistic design will give you a place to keep all of your most useful home office stationery. Check out the design on Thingiverse.
Did we miss something? Please feel free to add more cool things to 3D print for your desktop in the comments section.
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