Are you looking for the next project for your 3D printer? Look no further, we have complied a great list of fun and useful things that can be quick 3D prints. We found a wide variety of different prints you will love.
3D printing can be a great hobby to get into, if you are just looking into the hobby here are a couple of good prints that you are able to print and assemble as projects. These are just a highlight, there are many other different models and uses for 3D printing!
Make your own Designs
There are a lot of great models to be 3d printed online, You can also create your own designs to 3d print. The two resources we recommend are Fusion 360 and you tube for this. There are a ton of different tutorials you can find to design almost anything.
We have found models for all kinds of printers. For some models we recommend SLA because of all the small details. FDM can handle almost all of them if the models are scaled up. If you don’t have a 3d printer you can use services to 3d print your designs for you. 3D printing services are a great way to get 3d printed parts depending on your budget.
3D printing can be a great way to customize what is around you, for example if you need a new way to stay organized 3d print something to do it for you! In our article we go over some of the best prints we have 3d printed in 2021.
3D printable Drone
Do you like 3d printable projects? Then this drone is perfect for you. The model has 2 parts that can be easily 3d printed. After ordering some of the parts you can assemble and fly this drone. There are a ton of features, our favorite is the hot swappable battery that can be easily replaced and are super common around the house.
The drone also features a FPV first person view camera which allows you to fly it in the drones perspective.
Working Drone, 3D print to make fixes, Cool showcase of many forms of technology.
This drone can be downloaded here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4769576
Miniature Personal Computer
The mini PC model is a fun model for a desktop fidget device. It should be printed with resin other wise the details will be lost. These make great gifts for friends that like to game! The model features removal parts such as the mother board, power supply and ram! It is almost as satisfying as building a real computer.
The miniature PC model is a great model because it teaches you more about what goes into our computers to make them work. The model features a ton of different parts and allows you to assemble and disassemble the model.
accurate model of a computer, assembly required
You can download the model here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4976292
3D printable RC Car
The Open RC car is a 3D printable radio controlled car. If you were not a fan of the drone, this ones for you. This print will likely take you a while to complete which is a good and bad thing.
There will be a lot of assembly required to get this model running right. You are able to purchase the full hardware kit from the designers website here: http://danielnoree.com/openrc-electronics/ This is helpful because you can purchase all the parts needed in one place. It beats trying to track down parts from many different suppliers. For around $52 USD, you can purchase all the parts to assemble it. You may need to buy a remote and battery to get to the finish line.
This is a great model to show off what your 3d printer can do. It also will be fun seeing how a rc car works and understand how it all goes together.
working RC Car, print broken parts, large scale by printing in many parts
Download the Open RC car model here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1193309
Print your own jet engine!
Here we have a scaled down model of a jet engine that is able to be printed and assembled. The model is great and easy to print as it prints in a multitude of different parts. The assembly of the model is a fun time as well because you get to learn about what each of the fans can do.
The model has a hand crank on the back to show the motion that the engine is capable of. This is a beautiful piece of art to any bookshelf or desk! It also makes for a great toy because of the moving action!
accurate model, Assembly required, highly detailed
Download the jet engine file here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:392115
This tourbillon model is an enlarged model of a tourbillon mechanism. This is a great print that won’t too much time. The model is almost fully 3D printed as it only needs one common sized bearing to bring to completion.
The model assembles easily and only needs the bearing as a external part. The gears can rotate around a 1.75mm piece of filament or a steel rod if you have them.
assembly required, accurate model, fun to play with
Download the tourbillon model here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2751917
This is a one up from the simple tourbillon model. It features a tourbillon that can rotate 360 degrees.
This is a model that may take some more patience to print and assemble. Although the end result will be awesome. This is a great print to show off a famous watch mechanism.
This model of a tourbillon is fully functional and a great piece to show off on your desk. This model will require some assembly and some hardware to bring to completion. The model needs a couple of bearings, a rod, and some screws.
Many moving parts, Mechanical systems demonstrations, assembly required
Download the gyro tourbillon model here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4122201
3D Print and Go Models:
The hat holder is a simple yet effective 3D print that makes your life easier. 3D printing does not have to be just for toys and fidgets. The hat holder allows you to organize a lot of hats at once and look sophisticated while doing so.
This is a must print for someone who is looking to stay more organized! The model is really simple and will only require a few supports to print. The model can be printed with an FDM 3D printer which makes it appeal to almost everyone.
Stay organized, maintain the cleanliness of your closest.
The hat holder can be downloaded here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4972569
iPhone Case – most Quick 3D Prints
Do you have a 3D printer and want to save money? It always seems that phone cases fall apart so easily. With this case model, whenever your case breaks just print another, it is that simple. Not to mention the money you can be saving because of how expensive phone cases are getting now.
The iPhone 13 pro case is recommended to be printed with a flexible filament giving a snug fit on your iPhone whenever you are using this case. The flexible filament allows for the case to be snapped on easily and easily form to the shapes of your iPhone. This is another extremely useful print to have. It was designed with the original iPhone data in mind.
In the example we showed an iPhone 13 pro case, but if you were looking for another type of phone we are sure Thingiverse.com would have a model for you!
Show off your 3D printing skills by surrounding your iPhone with your latest print!
Download the iPhone 13 pro case here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4977183
3D printed Carabiner
Yet another useful 3D print, this time it is a fully 3D printable and fully functional carabiner. The print is comprised of two separate parts allowing to add a change of color. The model is very fascinating in how it works. The printed jaw doubles and acts as a spring to keep the carabiner closed. The carabiner will open with some force and then close itself.
While we do not recommend this for climbing, it can be a great gadget to have on your backpack if you ever need to carry something extra. The print will not take too long and is a great design. These make great gifts to a friend or a neighbor.
Many Uses, ready to hold almost anything, nice design
Download and print the carabiner here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1819242
Squid Games Mask
The fully printable mask from Squid Games is a fun print, although it may take a while to print for a full size scale.
This makes the ultimate Halloween costume or cosplay costume complete. All you need is a black coat and this and you are all set. This will for sure impress your friends when you roll up with this at your next costume party. This is from one of the best shows from 2021, share your amazing halloween costume with your friends with this print.
2021 trending, easy to print, finish your next halloween costume, from the best show of 2021.
Download the Mask here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4975786
Airpods Charging Stand
This makes the perfect companion to your 3D printed iPhone case. This print is simple and will not take long to print. This is a helpful print as well, it allows you to have a set place to charge your airpods.
The airpods charging stand is easy to use, once set up just place your airpods in the stand and they start charging right away. To accomplish this you will need an extra lightening cable and place it into place in the charging stand.
A beautiful way to charge your airpods, always find and see your airpods if they are in one spot
Download the Airpods charging stand here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1985306
Ford Engine Block
The ford engine block is a great design and it is uploaded from Ford themselves. It is a great model to have around and show people the possibilities with your 3d printer. The model can be scaled to fit in your printer and can be made at whatever size you want it to be.
The engine block is a fun print to have on your desk.
Download the model here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:40257
This model is great as it is extremely useful. This print may take some time but can end up turning out great. It can be used to store things on your desk or tabletop. We recommend it to clean up any excess cords you are not using.
Download the storage device here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4981143
The drink dispenser may be a long print, but again it can be very helpful to have to save space in your fridge!
The drink dispenser holds up to 12 cans easily and can be helpful when you need more room in your fridge. This print is a must have for someone looking to keep their house or apartment organized.
Download the drink dispenser here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4977928
The Infinity Cube
The infinity cube is a fun fidget toy for when you need something for your hands to do. It allows you to reduce stress while you are working or studying. The cube is comprised of 8 other small cubes that rotate with each other to create a variety of different shapes.
This is a easy print and wont end up taking very long to print. You may have to play with your printer and its tolerances for each of the moving sections to get them just right.
Download the Infinity Cube here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4997903
The terminator head is a interesting model to 3d print. It has a lot of complex features on it which make it a awesome piece to display. The model can even be printed 1:1 scale if you have time and material to do so.
The model can even be painted to better match the real thing. We recommend this for anyone looking for a small project.
Link to download here:
Download the terminator model here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:932640
Bring the famous Eiffel Tower to your home with this model of it! This design can be scaled up or down to fit your 3d printer.
This model is pretty detailed for its small size. This is a great gift for someone who loves to travel or loves architecture! This is one of our favorite models, its simple yet sophisticated. The model could even be broke into parts to be able to print larger versions of it!
little details, can be 3d printed in any size, doesn’t need supports
Link to download:
Download the Eiffel tower model here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:912478
The Groot model is another one that can be painted! This makes it even more detailed. Or if you are not good at painting, just print it and display it!
The model is super detailed for how small it is. We have personally printed one of these and can recommend it! We recommend using the lowest layer height your printer offers.
Link to Download Here:
Download the Groot model here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:478806
Print in place Jet
The print in place jet is a fun and quick model to 3d print. The model features parts that are able to be moved after printing. The print makes a satisfying snap to free the movable parts after printing.
Link to download here:
Download the model here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4978409
Finding more models
Thanks for checking out our article. We hope you found at least one model you are going to try to 3d print! This is just the basis of models available on the internet. For finding models we can recommend the site Thingiverse.com for finding other cool models.