Top 5 Best X-Men Designs to 3D Print Now!

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is in theatres now! This film isn’t just another X-Men movie, it’s the culmination of an almost 2 decade long franchise. You are probably aware that in 2019 Disney completed their acquisition of 20th century Fox. One of the motivating factors behind the purchase was X-Men. Fox has held the rights to both the X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel properties since 1994. This meant that when Disney bought Marvel they could not include these characters in their MCU movies. With the purchase of Fox, Disney finally has the rights and can fold the characters into their hi

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A look behind Valiant’s partnership with MyMiniFactory: The Future of 3D printable Fan Art

From the creators who brought you Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer and Armstrong, Valiant Entertainment partners with MyMiniFactory for the first ever, 3D printable content. Through a world-class partnership, we’re excited to bring you, the officially licensed, first of its kind, 3D printable X-O Manowar, designed by Fotis Mint. The renowned character-based entertainment company, with over 81 million comic book issues sold; Valiant Entertainment has partnered with us in a unique license to offer their comic content in an entirely new way. We’re ecstatic to be able to share

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Top 10 Best MiniWorld3D Designs to 3D Print Now!

2013 was a big year for Dany Sánchez. He graduated from his Industrial Design course, traveled the world for 6 months and then won a 3D printer. Not wanting to forget all the wonderful places he saw on his travels, Dany used his new 3D printer to design and create 3D models of some of the landmarks he encountered. But the story doesn’t end there, as Dany says: “Then, a visually impaired friend asked me if 3D printing could be used for the blind to "know" what landmarks and buildings are like, because obviously photos are not enough and being there in person doesn't help rea

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MyMiniFactory Designer Spotlight: Fotis Mint

Without 3D designers, there would be no MyMiniFactory. We’re a community where 3D designers meet to share and sell their work, to collaborate and to interact with other 3D designers and makers. We feel it’s important to share the stories of our talented pool of creatives. Particularly those that have achieved significant growth through 3D design. MyMiniFactory Studio designer Fotis Mint is one such designer. Having been on the site for almost 3 years, he was recently able to quit his full time job! He now supports himself through selling his 3D printable models on his MyMiniFacto

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Top 10 Best Disney Designs to 3D Print Now!

Disney’s live-action Aladdin is in theatres now!! Following the success of other live-action reimaginings such as 2015’s Cinderella, 2016’s The Jungle Book and 2017’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney brings us a whole new take on the 1992 classic. With the notable casting of Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Marwen Kenzari this new film is notable for being one of the few Hollywood blockbusters to feature lead actors of a more local, ethnic descent, which is a big step towards better representation in the industry. The film also features Will Smith, bringing some star power an

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MyMiniFactory and the rich future of 3D Printed Fashion

3D printing is a process that is fast making its way into all areas of design and production. We’ve discussed its applications in environmental & ethical aid, RC vehicles, tabletop gaming and art history. But there is one other, rather significant, area of design that we would like to touch upon. An industry that many believe will be embracing 3D printing more and more throughout 2019 and beyond. That of course, is fashion. What’s so significant about fashion that makes it one of the most important fields of design? Fashion affects our lives in a way that very few sectors ever

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Introducing the Creative Commons licenses

In our efforts to liberate the platform, remaining transparent and supporting creatives working in 3D design, we are implementing Creative Commons licences for all objects shared on MyMiniFactory. CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 will be the default license. It might seem we have taken our time in rolling out the appropriate licenses, but in order to support designers working with 3D printing we have had to undertake extensive research into whether Creative Commons was ideal for protecting our users. The resulting licenses needed to be as clear as possible for both people sharing their designs and those enjoy

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Top 10 Best Tabletop Game Designs to 3D Print Now!

MyMiniFactory is lucky enough to be home to some incredible 3D printable designs. Our designers are inspired across all industries and create from a wide range of fields and fandoms. From Art to RC, from Avengers to Apex Legends they’ve done it all! If there’s one category of design that really gets makers excited however, it’s Tabletop Gaming. From skirmish wargames like Warhammer, to roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons, to strategy board games like Pandemic, Tabletop Gaming is a varied past time suiting all types of players. One thing that connects them all is the

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3D printing inspires innovative new designs worn at the Met Gala!

We love seeing additive manufacturing being embraced for innovation, especially when we can see it come together at the annual Met Gala! Every year in May, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute opens a new exhibition dedicated to fashion reflected in a certain theme. Previous themes have been Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (2011) and China: Through the Looking Glass (2015). The exhibition opens with the museum hosting a spectacular event, described by Vogue’s André Leon Talley as “the Super Bowl of fashion”. As Talley states, “The world&rsqu

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Top 10 Best Pokémon Designs to 3D Print Now!

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is in theatres now! If you’re a lifelong Pokéfan the release of this movie is a big deal, as it’s the first time the franchise has ventured into live-action movies! You might be shocked to learn that the Pokemon franchise is the highest grossing media franchise of ALL TIME, making more money than Marvel, Star Wars and even the giant that is, Mickey Mouse. Pokémon has already conquered the world of animated movies and TV with its wildly successful anime, which I'm sure many of us watched as kids. Now it’s time to see if they can

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Make Anything X MyMiniFactory Polypanels Design Competition

There’s only a week until submissions close for the Polypanels design competition, so it’s time you thought about entering your designs and/or makes.   This 3D design competition is centred around the MyMiniFactory community creating wonderful, wacky and workable 3D printable designs and 3D printed inventions using Make Anything's signature Polypanels.   Before the 3D design competition comes to an end, we thought we’d take the time to inspire those of you who’ve not yet entered, to have a go at designing and entering. We will also share some incredible d

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Avengers: Endgame, Top 10 Best 3D Designs to Print Now!

If you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet what have you been up to? The film is already shattering records at the box office with the biggest opening weekend in history at $1.2 billion, obliterating the previous record holder which was last year’s Avengers: Infinity War with a $640 million opening. The next big question is can Endgame unseat 2009’s Avatar (remember that movie?) as the highest grossing movie of all time? It’s not such a big leap from $1.2 billion to $2.8 billion. For those of you that have yet to see it, do not fear, there will be no spoilers here. #Do

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Top 10 Best RC Car Designs to 3D Print Now!

On MyMiniFactory we have an expansive range of categories for design, which include many 3D printable projects for designers and makers. One of our particular favorite collections is our range of 3D printable Radio/Remote Controlled (RC) Car designs. 3D printing brings a new wave of creativity to the RC Car Community, with growing potential for customization and invention. The ability to print your own parts, or even whole cars for your RC collection at home also provides greater value and accessibility to the pastime. For example, a replacement bumper for a 1/10 scale RC will set you back be

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How to Repurpose Your Failed 3D Prints!

Sometimes you just can’t get your 3D prints to work. There's too much stringing. There's not enough supports. Salmon skin!   When you finally get your print to come out perfectly, you’re left with a huge pile of failed prints, and wasted filament. Naturally,  you have just one question; “what the heck am I gonna do with all of this?”.   You could just throw them all in the trash, but nowadays we know better - and should be more environmentally conscious. If you don't want a landfill loaded with your failed 3D prints, recycling is your best bet.

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Top 10 Best Scan The World 3D Printable Models.

Scan The World bill themselves as ‘A Museum Without Walls’ and they certainly live up to it.   With over 15,000 scans of cultural artefacts in their collection, and many more still to come, they aim to bring culture to your home in a very literal sense.   Scan The World use 3D scanning technology to create a digital model of an artefact, be it from a museum, a public space or even a private collection. All these models are then optimized for 3D printing and made available through MyMiniFactory for anyone to download and 3D print for free.   They have worked w

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