What can you make with a 3D printer?
Here we have a compiled list of
150 3D printing ideas you can try at home and in school. You will also find it useful if you are looking for 3D printing business ideas.
We have categorised these ideas under different areas like
3D prints for Home, Kitchen, Utility Accessories, Office & Study, and Fashion, so that you can easily choose the 3D prints of your interest.
3D printed items can be quite sturdy when designed well. You can use your creations yourself or gift them to someone.
We have compiled a list of the most useful things to 3D print in various categories. This list can be used by students, teachers, 3d print businesses,
makerspace organizers, and 3d printing enthusiasts. We have had creating a lot of these items, and we hope that you enjoy making them, too.
You no longer need to wonder, ‘What can 3D printers make?’. Choose what you like from this extensive list of exciting 3d print ideas and
have fun printing!
Quick Jump to useful things to 3d print:
Kitchen and Dining 3D printing ideas
This list has things to 3D print for kitchen. Make your kitchen high-tech or gift printed items them to your parents, friends and colleagues to make their cooking and dining activities go smoothly. You’ll find various ideas in this section from coasters, to knife covers, openers, cupholders, and cutlery.
We have tried printing many of these fun items, and some of them even look like products purchased from the market. Careful calibration and planning of a 3d design can give amazing results.
At the end of this section, you’ll also find instructions on how to 3d print kitchen-safe products. This will help you create items that are safe for everyday use.
rather watch a video?
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Link to the above
3D printed coaster.
Read more about the above 3D printed maze coaster.
Bottle openers, one-hand opener
Link to Pinshape.com openers.
Read more about this 3D printed opener that’ll make your life a tad easy.
Read more about the above 3d print of a citrus juicer.
Read more about this 3D printing idea.
Link to the chopstick trainer design from Thingiverse.
Salt and pepper shaker
Teapot and cup
Source: thecutleryreview.com (Fancy, eh?)
Cutlery holder with drainer
Read more about the
3D printed sipper.
Beer can mug
Perfect peg maker
Precautions to be taken for health safety, while 3D printing kitchenware:
For kitchenware to be used with food, it’s recommended to use a Food safe filament, for example, food safe PLA.
Coat the object with a food-safe sealant, so that food doesn’t get stuck in cervices.
Use warm water with anti-bacterial soap for cleaning instead of a dishwasher, which may melt the object.
Also, preferably, use a steel extruder on your 3D printer, instead of a barss one, which may contain lead.
Also, read about 3D printing process for kids and the best 3D printers for schools.
For more inspiration, read
Best 17 3D Pens, 30 Printing Ideas & Templates
Bathroom 3D printing ideas
Here are some bathroom items to make with a 3D printer. These are some of the best things to 3D print to make your shower experience fun.
In this list, you’ll find aesthetic and fun things like shower heads, toilet roll holders, soap trays, etc. and utility and innovative items like tube squeezers, hair trap, toothbrush stands, etc. You’ll also find links for sophisticated 3d printed things like faucets.
Watch a video instead?
Cool Shower head
Drain covers/hair trap
Link to Shapeways.
Toothbrush holder/Spoon stand
Source: Michael Herbert
Toilet paper holder
Read more about this cute 3D printed lego man
toilet paper holder.
Source: 3D Print Shop
Read about 3D printing process for kids and the best 3D printers for schools.
Classroom, Office or Study 3D printing ideas
Explore the following list for some cool 3d prints for your office or study space. You can even gift them to a friend, parent, sibling, or colleague.
Source: Digital Trends
Smart phone stands
Cryptex for USB drives
Business card case
Snap-on portal books stand
Postage stamp holder
Toys & Activities 3D printing ideas
If you have a vivid imagination, then check out cool things to 3d print to play with. You can even use some of these for activities like fishing, gardening and playing the guitar.
Unicorn and other figures
Hinge for cardboard makedo
Source: F.A.T. Lab
Party eye glasses
Source: O.T. Vinta (Youtube)
Guitar pick holder
Paint mixing tray
Self watering plant
Fashion 3D printing ideas
Here are some things to 3D print that will enhance your wardrobe or can be given as gifts.
Larger than Life 3D printing ideas
Here’s 3D printed stuff that will blow your mind. It’s a small list, but it shows that technology combines with shear will can solve a lot of problems.
Gyroscope and other science projects
Utility Accessories 3D printing ideas
Check out these cool 3D prints for home. These useful 3D prints will troubleshoot a lot of your requirements at home.
Phone Charging stand
Zip pull replacements
Read about this useful 3D
Hive drawers/cable organisers
Read about this cool 3D printed
Eye glasses stand
Custom circuit board
Lock and key
Custom pipe fitting
Sliding box/Any box or case
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Light switch name tags
iPhone cable protect
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Car can holder
Car trash bag hooks
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Drawers or organisers
Grocery bag carrier
Shopping bag handle
Nuts and bolts
Degree angle brackets
We hope you find these 3D printing ideas useful and fun. If you know of more cool things to 3D print, send us their pictures and names using the form below.
Refer to our guide on
3D printing for kids and the best 3D printers for schools.