Best 3D designs for your printer this weekend!

Best 3D designs for your printer this weekend!

It’s a new month, which means there’s probably a new contest on Pinshape! For all you makers out there, we’ve got a contest with Submit a great picture of a complex print and you’re well on your way to winning the Top Prize of a Simplify3D license and a roll of filament! 

We’ve got your back in finding the best 3D designs to print. Check out our suggestions!


victoria_sillyVictoria’s Pick

UX/UI Designer 
Plant Lover

planter vase 3d designs

Wearable Planter Vase by colleeniebikini 

My mother was the one with the green thumb. She grew up on a farm and I grew up watching her tend to her garden without giving a second thought as to the lifetime of knowledge and experience it takes to foster living things. Now I am trying to grow herbs in my sun-less apartment and am learning the hard way about utilizing soil, watering, germination, seedlings, legginess, and most importantly.. light! So this little planter pendant really hits home for me and makes me wonder what sort of tiny plant will survive in this tiny container. I think all girls would appreciate a tiny plant necklace even if the plant lasts for only a week XD The shape is so cute that if the plant dies, she can always wear it with a tiny note rolled up inside so she can carry around an important piece of her thoughts. Print one for your favourite person now!


wojtekWojtek’s Pick

Front-end Developer 
Cable Guy

cable guards pinshape 3d designs
New iCableGuards – lightning cable bend guard by 3D!NG

Are you worried about your precious Lightning cables tearing near the ends? Fear no more, 3D!NG has got you covered! With this design you can bend these cables all you want without any worry. If you’re like me and carry a powerbank in your coat pocket, you should definitely get them printed. Do it in white and it’s almost as if they’re not even there!


jibranJibran’s Pick

SEO Specialist

inhalo asthma inhaler 3d designs

Inhalo – Asthma Inhaler + Spacer by Danny Sanchez

Once again, it’s 3D printing to the rescue! Millions of people use inhalers on a daily basis and if you are one of them, this print is for you. Probably one of the cleanest prints I’ve seen so far as well. Next time you need to take a breath, do it in style 🙂


laurenLauren’s Pick 

Content Manager 
Mountain Lover

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SD Card Mountain by 3DBrooklyn

I never appreciated the mountains in Vancouver until I lived in a big city in China where there were no mountains or blue skies! When I came back, I went hiking almost every weekend. I love this design because it reminds me of the awesome mountains we have at home (even if you can’t see them on a cloudy day!). What a great design that’s both functional and visually appealing. Made by none other than our Designer of the Month, 3DBrooklyn.


nick_sillyNick’s Pick


fidget star 3d designs

Fidget Star by mathgrrl

I’m a big fan of prints that print in one piece and still move, and this one is fantastic. The one and only mathgrrl recently uploaded all of her designs to Pinshape, and there are some really awesome ones so it was hard to choose my favorite. This one came out on top because it’s fun to play with and is exactly the type of thing I love having around my desk to keep my hands busy while I’m thinking. Enjoy!


karenKaren’s Pick

Community Manager
Wannabe Historian

nefertiti dual 3d designs

Nefertiti Dual-color by federic_poignie

We’ve all heard the recent news about how artists scanned Nefertiti’s bust using photogrammetry, and then used the scanned data to recreate the bust to share with the rest of the world (speculation surrounds this piece of news story on whether artists actually covertly used a scanner). I’ve been seeing prints online of the scanned bust, but it wasn’t till now that I saw this remixed one adding a bit of spice to the Egyptian queen! Love how it looks like she’s wearing a veil now with the voronoi design!


lucas_sillyLucas’ Pick


low poly fox 3d designs

Low Poly Fox by steven_dakh

Foxy! My pick this week is a low poly fox by steven_dakh. It’s a really clean low poly model and has lots of great prints uploaded to Pinshape. If you haven’t seen Steven’s portfolio, definitely check it out here. He’s uploaded 65 designs for everyone so far. Have a great weekend!  


kate-2Kate’s Pick

Software Developer
Ticket to Ride Addict

ticket to ride holder 3d designs

“Ticket to Ride” card holder by mathgrrl

If you have never played Ticket to Ride, you must give it a try! It’s one of the bestselling tabletop games in the world. We play it every weekend with my family. This card holder helps to keep all your cards in one place and store them safely 🙂 This is a small and very useful thing for Ticket to Ride addicts!



andreAndre’s Pick

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AAA to AA adapter 3d designs

AAA Battery to AA Adapter by bil.brown1951

There’s been plenty of times where I’ve turned my house upside down just to find an AA battery. Either for my mouse or the XBOX controller. This AAA to AA will come super handy as I’ve got rechargeable AAA batteries I can use in a pinch. Easy and simple print that solves a problem. I dig these kinds of designs :).


We’d love to hear from you! 

That’s it for this week! Which Pinshape design would you have chosen? If you decide to bring these designs to life, we look forward to seeing your uploaded prints! Upload before March 31st and you’ll be entered to win a license to Simplify3D in our new Print to Win contest. Check back next week for another set of picks from your Pinshape staff, or subscribe to our mailing list to get this delivered to your inbox every Friday! 

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