Thingiverse: Online CAD Library

Thingiverse is a universe of things. Download our files and build them with your lasercutter, 3D printer, or CNC.

Thingiverse, owned by the Makerbot team, has a huge library of parts (or things) heavily geared towards 3D printing. If you have a 3D printer, and don’t know about Thingiverse, where have you been hiding?!


  • Very strong community with a expansive library of parts
  • Great user interface and the ability for users to “remix” or modify other users designs
  • Regular collections and competitions keens fresh designs coming


  • Although there is a like system, there isn’t a great rating system. There’s nothing more annoying than finding out that your newly printed part doesn’t fit! Best to rely on the the likes and collection count.
  • None come to mind – Thingiverse is a great community!

Check out the Thingiverse website here.

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