3D printing technology is set to become an invaluable manufacturing tool, with trend reports stating that the 3D printing market will double in size every three years.
But while the technology is still evolving, those of you who have invested in a 3D printer might not yet be sure of its full potential.
Are you looking for things to 3D print? Keep reading to find out!
- Figurine of Kid’s Drawings
One of the main benefits of 3D printing is how flexible the technology is, allowing you to adjust your design for ultimate customization. For example, it’s even possible to turn one of your kid’s drawings into a figurine. Of all the 3D things to print, we admit it’s not the most useful, but your child’s face is sure to light up when they see one of their artworks IRL!
- Hex Bit Ratchet Wrench
This sturdy, 1/4-inch ratchet tool will take you less than an hour to print, and it doesn’t need glue or fasteners. Attach it to your keyring for making on-the-go adjustments.
- Recycled Cardboard Mold
When you think of things to do with a 3D printer, recycling doesn’t usually come to mind. But, by 3D printing these molds for making office accessories out of cardboard pulp, that’s exactly what you’re doing!
- Giroid Vase
Looking for things to 3D print and sell or give away as gifts? This giroid vase complete with an eye-catching design is sure to capture that summer spirit, although you’ll need to turn on vase mode in your slicer to make it.
- Precision Tweezers
If you can never find your tweezers when you need them, why not make your own? Once you’re done printing these precision tweezers, all you need to do is fold the hinges and you’re all set to pick up fiddly parts with ease.
- Cable Savers
Laptop wires, phone chargers, and other cables are prone to fraying. Unless, of course, you protect them first by 3D printing these cable savers to protect them.
- Bra Strap Converter
Useful things to 3D print don’t come much more useful than this bra strap converter. At least half of the population might have no idea what this device is. But those who do will be thankful for its ingenious ability to turn regular bra straps into racerback straps in a second.
- Pasta Bag Clip & Measuring Device
Spaghetti might be delicious, but it’s hard to store and even harder to portion out. Solve both problems in one by 3D printing this spaghetti bag clip complete with a measuring tool for serving sizes ranging from 80 to 120 grams.
- Smartphone Amplifier
Forget those battery-draining Bluetooth speakers, one of the best things to make with a 3D printer is a handy smartphone amplifier. As well as making your smartphone’s volume loud enough to fill a room, this device also doubles up as a smartphone stand.
- Power Brick Mounting Bracket
Power bricks are huge, heavy, and often get in the way. Luckily, you can 3D print this mounting bracket to ensure that the brick is out of your way under your desk. And, if you know CAD, you can even adapt the design to your specific power bricks’ dimensions.
Useful Things to 3D Print
If you’re looking for useful things to 3D print, this list is full of unconventional yet ingenious gadgets to entertain, excite, and make life easier. And the best part is, you can find many of these designs for free on Thingiverse!
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