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Thingiverse alternative?

Turbojoe

Well-known member
#1
Thingiverse is so slow now that it's almost unusable. They say they're working on the speed issues but....... It took me two days to upload a few pictures and the .stl files for a universal Li-Po charger stand that I designed. I almost gave up trying to post thanks for a file I downloaded a while back and finally printed today. I've found just a few other file sites but I'll bet I've barely scratched the surface of what's out there. Would love to hear what other sites you guys frequent. I love Thingiverse but until they fix the speed issue it's just too frustrating.

Joe
 

jhitesma

Some guy in the desert
Mentor
#3
https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints?page=1 is a bit prusa oriented...but is getting better at hosting STL's, I've put a lot of my stuff up on there lately but it's not as universally appealing as thingiverse and doesn't handle remixes as well.

https://www.myminifactory.com/ is another I find things one sometimes....but it's more oriented towards selling designs and seems mostly focused on artistic models lately not functional models.

https://www.youmagine.com/ is yet another...again not as universally used as thingiverse but I've found some interesting stuff on there.

Some people also upload 3D files to instructables...but it's not really as nice for it since you don't get previews and it's more oriented towards instructions on how to build/assemble things than actually hosting project files.


Those are the ones I've found to be most useful at least.
 

Turbojoe

Well-known member
#4
https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints?page=1 is a bit prusa oriented...but is getting better at hosting STL's, I've put a lot of my stuff up on there lately but it's not as universally appealing as thingiverse and doesn't handle remixes as well.

https://www.myminifactory.com/ is another I find things one sometimes....but it's more oriented towards selling designs and seems mostly focused on artistic models lately not functional models.

https://www.youmagine.com/ is yet another...again not as universally used as thingiverse but I've found some interesting stuff on there.

Some people also upload 3D files to instructables...but it's not really as nice for it since you don't get previews and it's more oriented towards instructions on how to build/assemble things than actually hosting project files.


Those are the ones I've found to be most useful at least.
I've seen myminifactory.com. I'll take a closer look at Prusaprinters and youmagine. I finally got my Ender 3 sorted out and printing great. I'm not looking so much for files to print but more for inspiration for files to create using the minimal abilities of Tinkercad. I've been creating a few things lately and I'm hungry to do more. I'll start trying to learn more in depth FREE Cad programs soon.

Joe