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33 Best Sites for Free STL Files & 3D Printer Models Looking for STL file downloads for your 3D printer? Here are the 34 best sites and search engines for free 3D printer files and 3D printer models. Don’t miss: This is a selection of the best 3D printing websites, content repositories, marketplaces and search engines for free 3D printer files to download. Each lets you browse a large choice of 3D printing designs — and provides free STL files and 3D printer models — to print at home. Some of these sites also include storefronts for selling 3D printing designs. Diamond chair by Nendo Another chair from Tokyo-based Nendo: the Diamond chair is based on the atomic structure of diamonds. The chair is made using a form of 3D printing called selective laser sintering (SLS). The chair is printed in two pieces, one inside the other, which then snap together. The photos here show the chair emerging from the SLS machine. Nendo will create an installation using the same structure for automobile brand Lexus at the Museo della Permanente in Milan during the furniture fair next month. See more Nendo projects in our recent stories:

Dirty Books of the Rich and Famous: The classic erotica of Édouard-Henri Avril (NSFW) Dirty Books of the Rich and Famous: The classic erotica of Édouard-Henri Avril (NSFW) In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, long before Playboy and Pornhub and even the camera democratized pornography, the world of erotica was primarily the preserve of the wealthy. Those rich gentleman who could afford it were able to purchase illustrated volumes of limited edition books—-notorious novels like Fanny Hill, or salacious volumes of erotic poetry or even historical guides to sex. These books were limited to one or two hundred copies—this exclusivity meant they were very, very expensive. The stories and the poetry were often times just incidental—an added bonus if you like—to the main attraction: highly explicit and beautifully produced illustrations of all kinds of sexual shenanigans.

Open Shop - Matt Batchelor – Engineer & Designer Open Shop is a mobile factory unit that gets young people excited about design and making by building their own skateboard. Working out of a mobile toolchest, the factory visits skateparks and a master craftsperson helps them create their own skateboard deck. In the process, the young people build their understanding of manufactured objects and develop the imagination, skills and persistence that they need to start to build themselves a successful life. Open Shop Mobile Factory Unit The mobile workstation contains everything needed to make a skateboard deck.

Products – GameTextures.com [x_text]THIS IS A BINDING LEGAL AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) BY AND BETWEEN LICENSEE, PUCHARSER (IF ANY) AND REMOTE CONTROLLED CHAOS, LLC – DBA GAMETEXTURES.COM (“LICENSOR”). THIS AGREEMENT APPLIES TO LICENSES ISSUED VIA THE INTERNET AND IS APPLICABLE TO ONLINE DELIVERY OF LICENSED MATERIAL. BY ORDERING A LICENSE, LICENSEE AND, IF APPLICABLE, PURCHASER, IS CONFIRMING THAT IT HAS CAPACITY TO FORM A CONTRACT UNDER ITS LOCAL LAWS. Definitions The following definitions apply in this Agreement:

The Sky is Not the Limit You’ve heard the saying, “The sky’s the limit.” It’s meant to indicate that you can achieve anything; that humans can reach beyond the bounds of planet Earth and enjoy limitless success. I think it’s an antiquated term. I prefer to believe that the sky is definitely NOT the limit.

Make Local MakerCon: 24th September Maker Faire: 26th and 27th of September 100k Garages, ShopBot and Opendesk have come together for the New York maker showdown that is the World Maker Faire. For the last decade Maker Faires have been showcasing the best makers and designers and the latest trends in the maker movement - it’s been progressive and technologically led. Now we have come together for the two days with an experience that tangibly brings distributed manufacturing to life. There will be a local fabber onsite making the limited edition designs along with the option of downloading and sending to a maker further a field.

Creating Wooden Origami Furniture – Table And Chairs Here’s one furniture design who’s inspiration may have been partly taken from Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper. Wood as we all know is usually used as a rigid material for furniture and structures, holding its final designed shape, but this is one instance wherein it seems to be dynamic and organic in nature. Robert Van Embricqs , an architectural designer based in Amsterdam, designed pieces of wooden furniture that transforms and molds from what seems to be flat pieces of wooden boards into an intricate web of woven wooden slats forming functional tables and chairs. The Art of Rendering: 4 Unique Approaches to Architectural Visualization Rafal Barnas is the founder of UNIQUE VISION STUDIO. He is interested in various creative fields connected with visual arts: architecture, digital and concept art, animation, film, music and journalism. Barnas undertakes creative projects that are accomplished on the basis of an independently developed creative approach in which the main workload is focused on the idea, concept, thought and high aestheticism. Pushing on with the exploration of the various workflows in architectural visualization, I’m presenting you today the unique works of Barnas.

736 × 549 - pinterest.com 438 × 329 - lumberjocks.com 1200 × 898 - finewoodworking.com 400 × 280 - popularwoodworking.com 400 × 400 - japanesestyle.com Random Design Inspiration Everyday I am surrounded by things that inspire me. Some are intangible items like a great quote or the flash of a smile, a cloud formation or beautiful sunset. Others are items I come across in my design process that I save pictures of and keep them on my board to remind me of how many truly fantastic ideas there are out there. Some I would never incorporate into my designs because they are too outrageous but I love them nonetheless and others I can’t wait to find a way to interpret and look to my next client as prey to be the guinea pig. Here are some items that I have recently collected and would love to share, they are in no particular order but it’s worth scrolling down to view all so you don’t miss any!

Minimalist Henri Stool Furniture with Scandinavian and Japanese Style by Alexandre Reignier Sponsored by: Minimalist Henri Stool Furniture with Scandinavian and Japanese Style by Alexandre Reignier Minimalist Henri Stool Furniture with Scandinavian and Japanese Style by Alexandre Reignier In the following, we present you a simple designed furniture, namely Minimalist Henri Stool Furniture with Scandinavian and Japanese Style by Alexandre Reignier. A bench of creative design has a blend of Japanese and Scandinavian design. Catacaos chair by Otero Normally when you hear the word “chair” you pretty much know what to expect. Well, not with this chair, as you can’t possibly be creative enough to imagine what the Catacaos chair looks like. It has an original part made of flexible plastic material but also by its design, the chair Catacaos designed by Peruvian designer Frederico Otero, takes a different view of the back of the chair. The tapes reveal a separate wave motion, which comes back to its original design after it was pressed under the weight of its user. These plastic pieces look like the petals of a flower and are somewhat concentrical even if they are not round, but rather like a teardrop shape.

Events & Trade – Karton Cardboard Furniture Bump in and Bump out made easy. Not to mention how cool our range is! Flux Chair - Pack of Four The Dutch designed Flux Chair - looks like a giant envelope, folds out to reveal a designer chair. Comes in a pack of four chair. Using one cleverl...

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