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3D Printing

Resources to support 3d printing, or additive manufacturing, at Penn State

Finding and Using 3D Models

Image of the licensing for a 3D modelYou do not have to start from scratch every time you want to create something. There are many resources that offer public domain, Creative Commons, and commercial models that you can download, modify (in some cases), and print.

With all of these sources, make sure to check that you have permission to modify the models and use them in your work. Copyright law applies to 3D models too!


Example of a licensing agreement from a model on Thingaverse.

3D Model Sources

Make magazine has articles, videos, and reviews for the creative community (Penn State Libraries has a print subscription at the University Park, Beaver and Wilkes-Barre campuses)