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Websites that will change your life.

Websites that will change your life.  


Shapeways is simply the best online 3D printing service. 


Ponoko can also handle laser cutting for you if you can not schedule laser cutting time.

3D hubs allows users to identify individual makers across the city who rent out their 3D printers 

(usually FDM machines). Normally for a fraction of the price of the larger online companies.

Similar to Shapeways. . Except they will do SLA and CLIP printing.


Nerdiest Tech website ever! 


Thingiverse is a website dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files. Providing primarily open source hardware designs. 

3D printers, laser cutters,  CNC milling machines


McMaster-Carr Supply Company is a private, family-owned supplier to industrial and commercial facilities worldwide, specializing in next day delivery of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) materials and supplies.

All objects can be downloaded as a .OBJ file or solidworks file. This is helpful in creating a BOM (bill of materials) in Solidworks or if you want to roll back through the feature tree to see how pro engineers model things in Soldiworks.

8. GrabCAD

Similar to Thingiverse, this is a more industrial version. 


Hardware store for designers. 

Custom Die cut boxes, Can be laser cut or a template can be downloaded.

Custom finger joint box designs for laser cutting. 


Hacker Supplies, they also run a 3D printing and Custom PCB fabrication service. (Key for prototyping electronics). 


Metal laser cutting - it is amazing.

  • Engineering website that has really amazing tips for digital fabrication.