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Free 3D Models to Download – 50 Best Sites & 3D Archives

The 50 best sites & 3D archives for free 3D models to download STL, OBj, C4D, ... files for printing, Unity, Blender, 3ds Max, Sketchup, ...

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22 Best Free 3D Modeling Software Tools (3D Design Software)

Looking for free 3D modeling software? Here's a compilation of the best free 3D design software tools available right now for 3D CAD.

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SelfCAD Offers Free Licenses for Students and Teachers for 3 Years

SelfCAD, the online 3D Modeling Software company, has announced it's offering both students and teachers free licenses for 3 years.

It’s easier than you think
AutoCAD Tutorial for Beginners 2017 (Just 4 Easy Steps)

Learn AutoCAD in just 4 easy steps! This AutoCAD Tutorial for Beginners will guide you step by step to design your first object.

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Tinkercad Tutorial – 5 Easy Steps for Beginners

In this Tinkercad tutorial for beginners, we will show you in just five easy steps how to create 3D models in Tinkercad. You can do it!

Wavefront Object
OBJ File Format – Simply Explained for CAD and 3D Printing

OBJ file format and 3D printing go hand in hand. Find out all you need to know about OBJ file format for CAD and 3D printing in this guide.

Simplifying CAD
MIT Develops InstantCAD Plugin to Give Instant Design Feedback

MIT engineers have developed InstantCAD, a plugin with instant simulation which could drastically improve computer aided designs.

Ready, Aim, Print
3D Printed Gun Designs Surface on Dark Web for $12

A new report on dark-web markets finds growing demand for CAD models of 3D printed guns, costing $12 on average. 

He who seeks shall find!
How to Hire the Best 3D Designer for Your Needs

So you need a custom 3D printable file? Here’s everything you need to know about to hire a 3D designer for your needs.

Companion Cube
This 3D Printed Cube and a Webcam Can Manipulate 3D Objects

With a webcam and a 3D printed cube, researchers develop 3D controller system that could be used in anything from gaming to medical diagnoses.

Founding of Foundry
Could MIT’s Foundry Interface be the Photoshop of 3D Printing?

Researchers from MIT's CSAIL lab have developed a system called Foundry to break down the complexity of 3D printing with multiple materials.

What's Up, Doc?
Artists Design and 3D Print at Blender Institute in Amsterdam

A team of creators at the Blender Institute in Amsterdam are using LulzBot Mini 3D printers to bring their creations to life.

Better Together
3DPrinterOS Announces CAD Software Integration

3DPrinterOS partners up with Siemens, Dassault Systèmes, Autodesk and Onshape, bringing CAD software and 3D printing closer together.

Opinion
3D Printers Can Make Anything? Why is the Normal Response “What Can I Make?”

Disappointed by the slow uptake of home 3D printing? The folks at I Can Make have a theory; it's because the mass market simply don't know what to with it.