Competition Entries June 2017
We have had some great entries for the June Send us Your Prints competition. Angus has chosen a worthy winner with Rej’s Gem Machine in PLA – well done Rej. We will be sending Rej any 5 rolls of X3D filament.
We’ve had such a great response were kicking it off all again for July so send us your prints for a chance to win free filaments.
Submitted by Rej
Gem faceting machine. I picked up my first 3d printer a few weeks ago with this project in mind. Over 50 custom parts were designed in Fusion360 to work together with the hardware needed to create this machine. It works great! Printed in various PLA.
Angus says a very cool project
Submitted by Chris Pearman
Star trek Warp Core. Biggest project I’ve ever done. Printed in ABS black and the core in transparent. Fitted with blue trailing LEDs.
Chris’ Warp Core looks spectacular in the video he sent us, so we’ve uploaded it to YouTube and you can see it below. About 15s in it gets darker and you can see the lights cycling
Submitted by Saubel Exrael Salamat
This is a portable mini-microcentrifuge can fit on the palm of one’s hand (dubbed the Orbiter Micro). It is designed with a fully 3d-printed body and rotor, and runs on either battery or DC power plug. We regularly use this in our research laboratory for mixing tiny volumes of liquids and spinning down PCR tubes and plate sections before loading them into our thermal cyler machines.
Printed with white PLA and hand-painted with acrylic.
Submitted by Brad
Mario kart wheel I printed for my switch
Submitted by New
This is a 3D Printer that I made. It is a small replica of the 3d printer that you are seeing here.
Submitted by Corneliu Cosman
Submitted by Jason Lawson (T.H.E)
RC car racers pit stand. Adjustable locking posts and plug in swivel attachment
Submitted by Jeconiah
Everything is 3D printed with clear and white PLA ( exept the LED, switch, and cable ). The switch cover is 3D printed. The base is constructed in 2 parts allowing it to be open and fix if necessary.
Submitted by Rowan Smith
Here is my massive Lego character it weighs 3kg and stands 660cm tall.
Submitted by Kelly Phillips
I created this zero clearance throat plate for my vintage craftsman bandsaw. The original one was gone when I purchased the saw used. It’s a perfect fit and it prevents cut off pieces from dropping down and getting caught in the blade.
Submitted by Robert Wallace
Nutcracker model from Thingiverse (thing:579567) scaled 300%.
It’s about 43 inches tall and weighs exactly 10 lbs. Printed in May, 2017 on 3 different printers.
Picture shows it along side the original-sized model I printed a few years ago. After this, I could use a few rolls of filament.
Submitted by Matthew Brunning
Baby Groot printed in wood pla with acrylic with clear laquer
Submitted by Greg Genung
Z1 Designs Precinct 187 Kickstarter 3d printed terrain. This is my cover shot of my review video on YouTube Here
Everything was printed on my Makergear M2 at .2mm using eSun Pla+ 197c bed temp of 60c
Submitted by * Ryan Jacoby*
A computer I modeled as a gift. This was my first 3D print for myself, as I just recently got a 3D printer, and the ones before we’re all print requests. I am so happy on how it came out.
Submitted by Yuris Lesnik
Spongia officinalis. Artificiall Greek Sponges showed up on the shores of Australia 2015. 3d printed and turned out Filaflex from Recreus.com printer Witbox bq
Submitted by Sotiri Anesto
My lil baby boy broke his glass Eureka tower model, so i printed this for his night light, it cycles between about 10 colours and projects beautiful patterns on the walls/ceilings.
Printed on a CTC dual extruder in X3D’s Translucent PLA filament @ .2mm
“Voronoi Lamp by Sgrace”: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:902600
Submitted by Raphael Schaaf
This is a 3d printed Pokemon chess set that I designed and made for a friends birthday. The pieces are printed from woodfill PLA, sanded, stained in 2 different colors and covered with a clear coat.
More pictures & the models are available at Chess Set
Submitted by Daniel
Xbox one controller cover printed in wood filament. Sanded and stained to enhance finish.
Submitted by David Schallock
This is a solder fume extractor that I designed and printed, It uses an 80×23mm delta case fan as the front fan and a 120mm case fan as the rear fan,One thing I was excited about is the power termination, I salvaged a female barrel connector and made a slot for it it the back, so it is a neat little package. Needs a bit of rework of the files (im still fairly new to cad), but it works way better than I thought it would!
Thanks for the contest!
Submitted by Stefan
I designed a climbing aid for my 4 year old son. That he can easily climb over the fence to our neighbor. So he can meet his 7 year old girlfriend. I printed it in several colors and the kids love it. For safety, the climbing aid can be secured with cable ties.
best regards from Austria
//Greetings to makersmuse
Submitted by Kevin Rank
I purchased this wand for my wife for her birthday. It had been sitting on a shelf. For Mother’s Day, I printed this wand holder
Submitted by * Ike Dosch*
Skull of Homo Erectus from African Fossils.
Printed on a Makerbot Replicator 2.
Simple white PLA
Submitted by Ruben Verschueren
I recently got a secondhand drill press, but the emergency stop button was broken. So I modeled a new one in openScad and printed it. sadly I didn’t have red filament but at least it’s working again.
This may not be the most intricate or beautiful print, but safety first!
Submitted by Andrew Skimmings
This is a prototype 3D printed radiation tissue compensator to treat cancer patients. I made it from a CT scan that I then used to create the 3D model. It is printed to emulate the exact density of human tissue so I can sculpt radiation dose and get better quality outcomes for the patient.
Submitted by Andrew Bolton
Scan the World buddha printed in Filamentive copper pla. Sanded, polished and weathered. It was weathered using salt of sulphur and a white vinegar and salt solution.
We have created a headstrap for the HTC Vive that is entirely 3D printed (except for the padding and springs). It is called the rEvolve and you can learn more about it at:
Submitted by Brett Northey
Filament: X3D golden PLA
We like it so much that Brett wins a free roll of his choice of X3D.
Submitted by Tyler Wolfe
McCrees revolver from overwatch. Printed on Lulzbot mini and Custom Ultimaker style printer.
Submitted by Anthony Smith
This is a fidget spinner I made with 608 bearing
Submitted by James Rust
Filament: X3D’s SKY Blue Filament
Raspberry pi 3 case with screen cutout, printed on x3d sky blue filament. Then painted with ironlak spray paint
Submitted by Tim
One of my first 3D printer projects and still my favourite, printed with X3D premium PLA.
Submitted by Daryl Barnett
This is the head of Triceratops by mundocani, www.thingiverse.com/thing:250645
The head was sliced of the body in Meshmixer. 12 hours printing. Hand sanded to finish and put in a cold acetone vapour bath for 30 minutes. Primed with undercoat, air brushed base colours, weathered with oil paints, dry brushed with acrylics and sealed with clear mat spray.
Triceratops by mundocani
Published on February 15, 2014
Submitted by Silvian
A 3D Printed scenes of Perth Train Rescue which happened in 2014 Stirling
Submitted by Zichy
3D printed T. rex in glow in the dark abs
Submitted by Zechy Coyte-King
Spitfire model by 3DLabPrint
Submitted by Steven Lane
I make and sell ouija boards. I decided to design some planchettes so i could have a consistent look. I first designed them in illustrator then imported into fusion 360 and finally sliced in simplify3d. the base and the grill are printed separately so i can choose any color of filament.
Submitted by Brett Northey
Filament: X3D golden PLA
Submitted by Brandt
Case for my Retropi/Emulation Station
Thought trans purple was a good flashback to the old Gameboys.
Submitted by Alycia
Dolphin on the surf printed in white PLA and hand painted. It’s about 8cm tall.
Submitted by Phillip
This design is 100% 3D printed. Works fine but may have friction trouble when rotating fast!
Air Raid Siren by by MlePH.
Submitted by Luke Pettit
3d Printed skeleton ukulele body and neck. Has wooden fretboard and metal machine heads with knuckle shaped tuning pegs.
Submitted by Richard Burke
Filament – Rigid Ink PETG
Submitted by Ryan Hoke
This was my first attempt at designing and printing something not a benchie. This is a Castleman Warrior a mascot for CDCN.org who I volunteer for. They are researching a cure to Castlemans Disease which is a deadly Illness alot like lymphoma. I was diagnosed 1 year ago with this disease.
Submitted by Kev Colgan
I created this hook for my dad’s ham radio antenna because he needed one badley. I created it in onshape in about 45 minutes shipped it off to my Anet A8 and it printed out great. It has a loop for a nail to go through in out ceiling and a hole at the bottom of the design for a screw to go through to keep it in place. 3d printing this is great because he could only have it plastic because if it was metal then it would interfere with the signals.
Submitted by Mike Brum
This print is of ‘Boon’ by 3DKitbash.
I made multiples at the normal size (the dark green one on the left) but wanted something a bit bigger.
I scaled up the individual body pieces to 2x and spent a lot of time fine-tuning the exact sizes of the various pins and joints to get the correct tolerances for that scale.
Big Boon stands about 8" tall and is 9" long. All-in, it took about 50 hours of printing on my Lulzbot Mini.
Submitted by Charles
This is the save pangolin file from amao chan. it was printed on my ft-5 at .3mm with my bronze filament. i liked printing this model as it tested the tolerance of my printer. i enjoy this print as i put him in my locker at school to keep my locker safe :P.
Submitted by Colyn Bunn
80s cartoon sword called the sword of omens loved the show as a kid so had to print this sword from thundercats. Made it as a present for a friend so printed a background and mounted in a box frame.
Submitted by Adrian Chen*
This is my print of a butterfly after 4 months of modding and tuning the hell out of my printer on my Maker Select v2
Submitted by Mike Schoettler
Tracer’s gun from Overwatch. Printed with opaque and transparent PLA on Prusa i3 Mk2. Composed of several parts, each painted and fastened together with M3 screws. Integrated LED circuit for lighting effect. 20+ hour total print time.
Submitted by Ben Nowakowski
Entered on behalf of my son. This is his pencil holder complete with a holder and draw for an eraser and a lifting system (think straw holder) to lift the pencils up to get to the shorter pencils. Designed by him and then a little help from dad just for clean up/minor adjustments. As you can see he is pretty happy with the results.
Submitted by * NWU*
This is the battery pack units that will be used in the 2017 solar car from the North West University (South Africa) during the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge held in Australia. It is a functional part specifically designed to be printed on desktop printers. The pack is modular and stackable to accommodate any battery-pack size requirement.
Submitted by Benjamin
3D Printed Cherry Mx Keycap For Mechanical Keyboards. These were 3D printed on my Fabrikator Mini V 1.5
Submitted by Jacob oshinsky
Submitted by Void lon iXaarii
Sculpted with Zbrush https://youtu.be/uUSBTZLcmwc printed with Prima Creator P120 (MP Select Mini/Malyan M200 rebrand i suspect).
Model available here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2353692
Thank you so very much Angus for all your awesome printer reviews so full of epic technical knowledge!
Submitted by Rmachadojr
My print was a Christmas present for my sister. It’s a ball jointed doll (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:614366) with some modification.
The shield sword and necklace were all designed by me in tinkercad and based off of an old MMORPG. I used an airbrush and acrylic pain to finish her off.
Submitted by Andy E
Custom designed headphone stand, perfectly matched inner radius :)
Submitted by Erynn
This is a Marvin I printed last week, 100um in white PLA.