With 3D printing technology gaining more popularity than before, there are a lot of ideas present in the market out there. But, not all of them are cool enough to be 3D printed. So, to help you in your quest, we’ll provide you with a list of some of the coolest things to 3D print, as well as some intriguing handpicked models. All of them are easily accessible via the Internet so you do not have to design them on your own. So, without further ado, let’s get going.
1) Chemist Coffee and Sugar Storage Containers
As the name suggests, these containers are to be used in the kitchen to store coffee and sugar. Their design contains interesting chemical structures of sucrose and caffeine. The sugar one is 6.4 cm * 3.7 cm * 8.9 cm in dimension whereas the coffee one is 6.4 cm * 3.7 cm * 8.9 cm in dimension. They are available in two kinds i.e., flip or push. The designer recommends printing the push ones as they are known to retain the aroma.
2) Owl-wall Key Holder
Admit it! We all have a habit of forgetting our keys by not hanging them on the key holder. Ever wondered what leads you to do so despite owning a key holder? Perhaps the reason is the dull design of the key holder. By 3D printing your key holder in the shape of an owl you can get rid of this awful habit easily.
These are winking owls. So, the birds’ eyes are closed when there isn’t any key in the holder and open up when there is some. The model can be made in many parts but it's easy to assemble the parts. Also, with the download of the 3D design file comes a manual with pictures that can be used to understand it.
3) Customizable Permutation Lock Kit
In case your suitcase’s lock is lost or broken, there is nothing that can come handier than this customizable permutation lock kit. Even this is supposed to be created in parts and manufactured. But, worry not! As the entire process is very simple. Also, the designer’s explanation makes it even simpler. The best part about it is that you can choose a 3-, 4- or 5-digit passcode.
4) M & O Paris Lamp
Out of all the sectors that are benefitted from 3D printing technology, home decor is the one that’s benefitted the most. An ideal example of it is the beautiful lamp inspired by the famous Eiffel Tower design. It was a result of a collaboration between Le FabShop and a 3D printing startup named Brittany, and Maison & Objet.
This one was produced using a Makerbot Replicator Z18 3D printer. The designer recommends keeping the lamp’s upper and lower parts 30 cm wide, cut into quarters. For printing the complete lamp, it's advisable to print four times the bottom as well as the upper quarter. The best part about 3D printing is that the lamp can be printed without using any support except for a raft.
5) Anti-Gravity Planter
Simple in design, unique in functionality, this anti-gravity planter is easy to 3D print as well as assemble. All you need is to print two bases that are responsible for creating the anti-gravity visual effect. Assembly of this object is possible without support using two threads, which is shown in the video.
6) Lord of the Rings Headphone Stand
Of course, this piece is for fans of Lord of the Rings. But, apart from them, it's also for those who have heard about the trilogy. There are three components that hold the stand together. Note that you do not need any sort of glue. The stand is 20 centimeters tall and can be easily printed without needing any support. It makes up for an intriguing gift to your loved ones.
Not only is it extremely functional as it helps to locate our headphones which we often forget, but also is visually pleasing. The best part about it is, if you are gifting it to someone who is careless in keeping the headphones, it will inspire him/her to be careful. So, it helps to transform a bad habit into a good one.
If you are associated with 3D printing technology, you have to grow your collection of objects that can be 3D printed. Otherwise, you’d end up getting bored. So, it's always advisable to explore new 3D printing ideas, download the 3D design files and print some interesting models. And that’s exactly what our suggestions aim to do.
We handpicked some of the rarest 3D printing designs that are accessible for free from 3D printing repositories and curated them for you. So, you can easily download them and 3D print them to accumulate the most unique collection of 3D printed objects.