Answered By: Christie Hurrell
Last Updated: Nov 02, 2017     Views: 7

You can print anything on a small scale, such as a prototype design, an action figure or a trinket for a necklace.

There are many open-source files available online that can be downloaded for printing, or you can create your own. 

Please keep in mind that you can’t print everything you find online. Copyright laws and intellectual property rules apply. Ensure that any files you acquire from the internet are open-source or that licensing requirements are met. There are many websites that have Printable 3D models available for free or for sale:

The Digital Media Commons also has a variety of 3D modeling tools available so that you can create whatever object that you can imagine:

  • Rhino 3D
  • Autodesk 3DS Max
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • SketchUp Pro
  • Blender

There are also basic modelling applications available online that can help you get started with CAD and nonCAD 3D modelling: