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Websites that will change your life.

Websites that will change your life.  


1. www.shapeways.com 


Shapeways is simply the best online 3D printing service. 


2. www.ponoko.com


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


3.www.3dhubs.com

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. 


4.www.sculpteo.com

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



5.  www.Adafruit.com


Nerdiest Tech website ever! 


6. www.thingiverse.com


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


7. www.mcmaster.com

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. 


9. Inventables.com 


Hardware store for designers.


10.www.pack.ly 


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


11.www.makercase.com


Custom finger joint box designs for laser cutting. 


12. www.seeedstudio.com


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


13. www.sendcutsend.com 


Metal laser cutting - it is amazing. 


https://defproc.co.uk/blog/

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


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