What is MyMiniFactory?
MyMiniFactory is an online repository for 3D printable objects with thousands of files. Furthermore, they state on their website; they are a “Digital Platform for Guaranteed 3D Printable Models”, and I have always had 100% success in printing. In addition, even though they guarantee the files are printable, there are always factors in play that may change your results. Filament quality, Printer/Slicer settings or your environment.
How does the MyMiniFactory Service Work?
The process to go from Search to Print on MyMiniFactory is simple and very user-friendly. Their workflow is a snap to go through and is super easy.
Go to the website and enter the name you are looking for at the top of the page in the Search Bar.
For example; a search for Vase will bring up results for Vases, Pots, and Planters. As a result, MyMiniFactory will then display different associated models for you to choose from, including possible other suggestions. Once you have selected the model you want, download it and run it through your slicer. After that, you can then make any further adjustments you require within your design program or slicer.
MyMiniFactory claims that every file has to pass a software check. Above all, they are test printed by members of the community before they publish them.
Who Uses MyMiniFactory?
Everyone, both seasoned and new to 3D printing. MyMiniFactory has a massive community of professional modellers and everything in-between.
Competitive and Community-Based
MyMiniFactory boasts a fantastic and supportive user community. There is an excellent level of support from the website itself and the members. MyMiniFactory has a friendly feel to it, and the environment always feels welcoming.
There are so many features built-in to MMF, but one of my favourites is the Design Competitions. You can submit your own creations, or you can often work from pre-designed objects that they or their partners define. There are always great prizes given away both by MyMiniFactory and the partners they work with, such as 3D Printers, materials and recognition by your peers.
MyMiniFactory has a fantastic and varied assortment of downloadable models to help you get as much experience, knowledge and enjoyment as possible for your modelling needs. Categories like Props & CosPlay, Toys and Games are only a few of the many categories you can search in. Have a design idea that may benefit someone else… Technical aids, Educational Tools? Why not share your opinions with the world?
Likewise, MyMiniFactory makes it just as easy to upload your ideas as it does to download other objects. You can take a trip to MiniWorld. Discover printable models of famous landmarks and buildings from around the world. For example, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Taj Mahal and Ksar in Tataouine await you.
Are you a history Buff or a fan of ancient relics – pay a visit to Scan The World. You can download such magnificent masterpieces as Arc de Triomphe or the Tower Bridge.
Another spectacular section to check out while you’re visiting MyMiniFactory is the Spare Parts area. Are you looking for replacement parts for your Nespresso or a battery cover for your remote control? You can even request a free part. Therefore, you owe it to yourself to check out the Awesomeness that is MyMiniFactory.
Two other main items I must touch on before I close out are the MyMiniFactory Store and the History of Downloads.
The store has two main bonuses. Firstly, you can purchase high-quality models at very reasonable prices. Secondly, you can open your own store when you want to sell your own designs.
In addition, the other point I wanted to mention was the History of Downloads. MyMiniFactory keeps the history of all your downloads that you make on their site. I absolutely love this feature. If I lose a file I downloaded, I can open up my account and pull up the history of my Downloads. Most importantly, no time is wasted looking for a model that you probably won’t even remember the name of.
I believe that MyMiniFactory is one of the best 3D Printing repositories on the Web.
- Accessible to search and downloadable models.
- Huge and varied selection of models.
- They make it very easy for people to monetise your work.
- Partnerships they have created with their design competitions.
- They have shown how mindful they are of environmental issues.
In conclusion, do yourself a favour and check out MyMiniFactory today; they won’t disappoint you!