Design Sharing Platforms

From CoMakingSpace Wiki

Sometimes you don't want to design something yourself and just build someone else's design. There are several platforms which share designs for free, and others which require paying a fee for each design.

For the file types we have covered already, you may also find links to a few repositories in their FormatInfoBox.

Free Designs

  • Thingiverse (owned by Makerbot)
    • probably the most popular platform for 3D printing
    • after Thingiverse was bought by Makerbot, many designers left this platform
  • Instructables (owned by Autodesk)
    • often including detailed help with the tools involved
  • YouMagine (owned by Ultimaker)
  • OBRARY (Open liBRARY of product designs)
  • Inventables|Projects
    • CNC router designs (to show off this manufacturer's machines and software)
    • often including the steps to make something, but not always freely downloadable
  • Github