Software and 3D Models

  • Actify 3D viewing products
  • CADspan Tools and services for creating 3D printable files from existing, non-printable 3D CAD data
  • CGTrader 3D models for games, movies, 3D printing industry, and other applications
  • DeskArtes STL viewing and repair tools
  • Fabbify Software German company with years of experience in software development for additive technologies
  • Geomagic Processing software for 3D scanning and reverse engineering
  • Kandu Software Graphics translators
  • Manufacturing and Polymer Portal Simulation and modeling software for manufacturers
  • Marcam Engineering VisCAM software for preparing CAD model data for additive fabrication
  • Materialise Magics, Mimics, 3-matic, and other 3D software products
  • MeshLab Open source system for processing and editing unstructured 3D triangular meshes
  • OpenRP Data exchange initiative that maintains compatibility with the STL file format
  • RPWare STL file editor
  • 3D Compression Technologies 3D file compression tools
  • 3D Warehouse Google's collection of 3D models
  • TurboSquid 3D models
  • topeScope Solid model tool for STL, OBJ, PLY, and other file types
  • Netfabb Software for mesh editing and structural creation
  • Sketchfab Publish and browse 3D models on-line in real-time without plug-in
  • Solid Concepts SolidView
  • 123D Content 3D models created with Autodesk's 123D software
  • 180 free shapes STL files created from wrapping point sets onto tubes (hoses, knots, and tori) that form artistic shapes; from Duke University and Geomagic
  • Within Technologies Optimization of latticed microstructures and variable density surface skins, combined with bio-inspired artificial intelligence

For additional information, see Wohlers Report 2013, an annual worldwide progress report on the additive manufacturing and 3D printing state of the industry.