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ISS Is Now Equipped With A Permanent 3D Printer That's Commercially Available

If you’re ever zooming around in space and find yourself in need of a 3D printer, just stop by the International Space Station. On March 26, the ISS became equipped with a permanent 3D printer, supplied by privately held Made In Space and partner Lowe’s Innovation Labs, the innovative hub of the home retailer. The 3D printer was among cargo delivered to the orbiting lab as part of Orbital ATK’s fifth commercial resupply mission for NASA, and it’s available for use by NASA and others for a fee.
This story is a testament to how far 3D printing has come since it was largely invented by the founders of 3D Systems and Stratasys in the mid-1980s as a quite basic technology to speed up prototyping. Here’s what you should know.
The historic significance of the “Additive Manufacturing Facility”

Image source: Made In Space.
While this 3D printer — dubbed the “Additive Manufacturing Facility” — is the second 3D printer in space, it’s the first 3D printer that’s a permanent fixture there, as well as the first that’s commercially available. Made In Space, founded in 2010 and based at NASA’s Ames Research Center, launched its first 3D printer to the ISS in September 2014, as part of its “3D Printing in Microgravity Experiment” demonstration. It used findings from that mission to develop the AMF.
The AMF is also the first “hardware store in space,” with Lowe’s the first retailer operating off-Earth. While Made In Space owns the 3D printer, Lowe’s will use it to produce branded tools that will be commercially available. Autodesk also clinched a first: Its software was used to design the printer. (Made In Space also used Autodesk’s software to design its first 3D printer.)
About the AMF
The AMF is an extrusion-based 3D printer that has a build envelope of 14 cm (w) x 10 cm (d) x 10 cm (h) — equivalent to about 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches. In addition to having a larger print volume than its predecessor, it also has expanded materials capabilities. Initially, it will print in more than 30 polymers, including ABS (which is the plastic from which Legos are made), HDPE, and PEI/PC, but it’s designed to print with other materials as they become approved for ISS operations. The printer’s resolution capabilities are in the 0.1-to-0.44-millimeter range, depending upon material.
The 3D printer can be operated locally and remotely, including from Earth. This remote operability feature opens up the AMF for commercial use, as it allows Made In Space personnel and customers on Earth to upload designs to be 3D-printed. It also provides backup support to those operating the AMF locally.

The AMF is available to research and commercial entities, as well as to NASA and the U.S. National Laboratory on board the ISS. It can be used to produce hardware for experimentation, tools, parts, education purposes, and microgravity research. Built to be modular and upgradable, the AMF will also be used as a research platform to advance other in-space manufacturing techniques.
NASA and other customers will pay Made In Space to use the AMF. The cost will generally range from $6,000 to $30,000 for one print job, Made In Space’s head of product strategy, Spencer Pitman, told Tech Crunch, though there are discounts for education initiatives. Pitman said that the company already has orders from more than 20 customers, including for medical research components, parts for satellites and other spacecraft, and parts for school projects, according to Tech Crunch.
Benefits of in-space 3D printing
The benefits of in-space 3D printing include faster delivery time; the ability to design lighter, more optimized parts; and increased safety. Some benefits also result in cost savings.
Being able to produce spare parts and tools in space will be tremendously valuable to NASA and astronauts. Currently, NASA has to launch considerably more parts than any mission will need, which is extremely costly. After all, it’s not like astronauts can make quick jaunts to the nearest hardware store or call a contractor like we earthlings can if we’re in need of a quick fix.
Another advantage relates to the design of the parts themselves. Objects made on Earth often need to be structurally reinforced to withstand the stresses of the launch, which subjects them to gravitational forces three to nine times those on Earth. This additional weight isn’t needed once the object is in orbit, so in-space printing will allow for the creation of ultra-light objects. Less material use means less cost.
These facts illustrate the potential for in-space 3D printing to make life in space easier and considerably less costly:
About 30% of the parts on the ISS could be replaced by 3D-printed constructs, according to Made In Space.
It costs roughly $10,000 to launch just one pound of payload into orbit, according to NASA. However, the true cost is likely far higher because all the materials and parts going to the ISS have to go through a lengthy and costly certification process. NASA has already spent $1.2 billion on spare parts for the ISS, the vast majority of which will never be used, according to Made In Space.
Ultimately, NASA’s goal is to include 3D printers on all space missions. Beyond the moneysaving and convenience factors, there’s the safety aspect. There’s no way even a group of rocket scientists can foresee every conceivable emergency scenario. So, having a 3D printer on board to crank out jerry-rigged fixes on space missions could be lifesaving.
Kick-starting the burgeoning “space economy”
The AMF’s availability for commercial business should help kick-start the burgeoning space economy, which some predict could ultimately be a trillion-dollar market. Self-sufficiency, or at least near-self-sufficiency, is a must if humans are to eventually colonize other planets, such as Mars, which SpaceX founder and Chairman Elon Musk believes will occur within 20 years.

The first object — a prototype of a spacecraft — ever 3D-printed from asteroid material. Image source: Planetary Resources.
A few companies, such as Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, have formed with the goal of mining asteroids to use as feedstock for off-Earth manufacturing. Planetary Resources, in fact, together with its partner 3D Systems, revealed the first object ever 3D-printed using asteroid material at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2016.
One giant leap for investors?
Off-Earth 3D printing will certainly eventually present investment opportunities for individual investors. While Made In Space is currently a private company, there’s the possibility that it could go public to raise capital to help fund expansion.
Companies entering the asteroid mining business also bear watching. Planetary Resources, which is building spacecraft for harvesting asteroids, counts billionaires Larry Page, CEO and co-founder of Alphabet (parent company of Google), and Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, among its founding investors.
3D Systems and Stratasys? Personally, I don’t think they’ll enter the off-Earth 3D printing “space,” as it has extremely high barriers to entry, and they have enough potential business on Earth.
One thing’s for sure: The sky is no longer the limit for 3D printing — or its profits.
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These pulleys will work with 6mm wide GT2 timing belt, they will work perfectly with GT2 pulley-belt sets we are selling in our store. This idler is a good match to 20T GT2 timing belt pulley in particular, it has the same effective diameter as 20T GT2 pulley.

Many DIY 3D printer makers are using idler pulleys based on 3D Printed wheels. Inaccurate printed idler decrease printing quality and create vibrations since the outside diameter of the idler is not concentric to rotation axis. Other makers are using double bearings with stationary washers clamped from both side. This solution is not ideal since there is friction between the moving belt to the stationary washers. Our Dual BB Aluminum Idler Pulley is a simple and inexpensive solution for this problem. Use M5 screw to mount this pulley.

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Eleduino Mostfun Sail Melt Accumulation Curing Desktop 3D printer

The MostFun Sail 3D Printer is the first 3D printer with a single drive XY movement structure. It uses FDM (hot melt accumulation curing) desktop 3D printer technology, it melts the material, layer by layer, stacking to print out the model you want. FDM is currently one of the most mature 3D printer technology, its high precision molding, supports a variety of printing supplies, it is currently the most suitable for general public use of 3D printing technology. MostFun Sail supports two kinds of printing supplies (PLA and TPU) to meet the needs of your various ideas.
Specifications:.
•Prototyping technology: FDM.
•Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm.
•Positioning accuracy X, Y: ±0.011mm.
•Positioning accuracy Z: ±0.0025mm.
•Layer thinkness: 100μm.
•Slicing software: Cura/Repetier-Host.
•Printing format: .STL/.OBJ.
•Connection mode: USB, SD card.
•Power: Input (100~240V 2.2A), Output (19V 6.32A).
•Suspend in midair print distance: 5cm.
•Linear guide rail XY: HIWIN MGN9 linear guide.
•Stepper motor: Step angle 1.8 degrees, 1/16 .
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3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week — April 30

This week’s 3D printing news moves from Nano Dimension’s PCB Survey Results to a new finish from Materialise aimed at 3D printed eyewear and wearables. The first (3D printed) drone to be used for a delivery in the US has been accepted at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and a 3D scanned Alien replica from the 1979 film is available as a free download on SnapTank in honor of Alien Day (which was April 26, by the way). CRP USA is displaying at JEC Americas in Atlanta from May 3-5, 2016, and finally, Ellen J. Krugman, former DuPont CEO, has joined the Carbon3D Board of Directors.

Nano Dimension Releases PCB Survey Results

pcb_prototyping_spendingAccording to a recent survey conducted by Israel-based Nano Dimension, maker of 3D printed PCBs (printed circuit boards), PCB prototyping is costly and time-consuming, and the market appears ready for a change. This is according to a PCB Printer Readiness Survey, conducted by Nano Dimension over several months. Almost 300 electronics manufacturers and designers (mainly, but not all, from North America) responded to the survey — including designers, engineers, and project managers who fill a variety of production roles. Industries covered in the survey include defense, manufacturing, engineering, electronics, aerospace, medical, telecommunications, sensors and wearables, and energy. 93% of the industries responding use “short-run, low-volume external PCB prototyping services” and almost half of all surveyed spend between $10,000 and $50,000 annually on prototyping services.

All of these results led Simon Fried, Chief Business Officer at Nano Dimension, to conclude that people are ready for lower cost and more efficient in-house PCB prototyping capabilities:

“The off-site PCB prototyping process is rife with downsides: it’s expensive, it’s time consuming, and it puts intellectual property at risk. The market has seen 3D printers rapidly prototype other kinds of products and the results of our survey reflect a market that is ready for 3D printing to now usher in a new era of PCB engineering. The time is now for engineers to print their own quality multilayer PCB prototypes in house – cheaply and quickly.”

The company appears to have made a great case for its products and services.

Materialise Launches New Wearables Luxura Finish

glas13D printed eyewear is a luxury, to be sure. People will not be able to resist opportunities to indulge themselves in the high-end design of customized wearable accessories. In response to this growing demand for high quality and aesthetically appealing materials and finishes in the wearables and eyewear sector of the 3D printing industry, Materialise has introduced a new finish, called Luxura. The finish, which is available in fifteen contemporary colors, is intended to provide a tactile feel and communicate the quality assurance that wearable products require. The finish’s silky surface and in-depth color is skin-contact safe, durable, perspiration-proof, and UV-resistant. Alireza Parandian, Business Developer for Materialise, explains how the Luxura finish prioritizes aesthetics and tactility:

“We understand that when creating consumer products the look and feel is of absolute priority. It needs to attract attention and draw the consumer, reflecting the high-end quality of the brand. With Luxura we have created a finish that engages the senses and can stand out in the competitive landscape of wearables and consumer products.”

The finish is available now.

Flirtey Drone Accepted for Smithsonian Museum Collection

kit1The 3D printed Flirtey Drone, which made the first autonomous, FAA-approved drone delivery to an urban area in the United States just over a month ago, has been accepted into the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The delivery, which consisted of emergency food supplies, bottled water, and a first aid kit, was made in Hawthorne, Nevada.

The Air and Space Museum also displays the Space Shuttle Discovery, the SR-71 Blackbird, and the first aircraft operated by FedEx. Describing itself as “the premier independent drone delivery service,” Flirtey’s mission is to “create the fastest, most efficient and customer-centric delivery service in the world.” Flirtey has worked with NASA, the University of Nevada, Reno, and Virginia Tech on the joint project of developing technology and logistics systems “for a mass-market drone delivery network.”

A mass-market drone delivery network? Whoa. The future just landed.

3D Scanned “Alien” Replica

alien-3dscan-renderSpeaking of futuristic technology, it looks like we have a new kid on the block in the 3D scanning space. SnapTank is a new initiative that manages 3D scans online. Artists looking for a platform for their captures can utilize the service, and this is exactly what Jonty Smith did with that horrifying creature from the 1979 film Alien. Smith made a 3D model from a scan using Reality Capture photogrammetry software, and shared it at SnapTank for all of science fiction fandom’s enjoyment.

April 26, 2016 was Alien Day, in case you didn’t get that. Smith did: the scan and model was done in the spirit of the day. According to Smith:

“The subject was small, about 6 inches tall, with lots of tiny details. It made it really difficult to scan, so I had to be careful. It’s an accessible technology, but it did mean I had to take a lot of photos, 437 to be exact…It’s definitely the best 3D scan I have ever produced. Really glad I was invited by SnapTank to be a part of it all. Happy Alien Day.”

SnapTank’s Ross Martin states that this scan is one of the best they have ever seen: just look at all the gory and terrifying details! If you are an Alien fan, you will be able to download the scan for free through May.

CRP USA Displaying at JEC Americas

wind1CRP USA will be displaying at Atlanta’s JEC Americas 2016 from May 3-5, 2016 at booth 3718. CRP USA’s Windform materials use laser sintering technology to create high-performing, high-functioning, beautifully finished, and reliable parts. At the CRP USA exhibit, people can see examples and demonstrations of Windform‘s many uses for designing and prototyping, as well as solutions that CRP USA has produced using rapid prototyping in the past.

“Windform is a material family developed for motorsport, space, medical, automotive, aerospace and design that makes prototypes fully functional and end-use parts,” states a press release from CRP USA.

You can check out the company’s exhibit, and the paper that will be given on Thursday May 5 by Stewart Davis, Director of Operations for CRP USA. The paper “Racetrack to Orbit, an Additive Revolution” will discuss the application of Windform in space structures. If you are in Atlanta in early May, don’t miss the JEC Americas events!

DuPont CEO Joins Carbon3D’s Board of Directors

Ellen%20KullmanNotable for being a powerful industry leader, despite controversy that includes a 2014 pesticide plant chemical spill that killed four Texas employees, chemical giant DuPont has now merged with Dow Chemical. The two companies are valued together at an estimated $130 billion, and former DuPont CEO Ellen J. Kullman has now left the company to help “catalyze” the 3D printing industry.  Carbon3D welcomes her onto its Board:

“Ellen brings unparalleled experience in market and supply chain development, having led DuPont for over six years, and will bring incredible value to our team. Her commitment to innovation in science and engineering, and excellence as a business leader make her a natural fit for our Board of Directors.”

Carbon3D’s technology, according to its website, “makes it possible to 3D print isotropic parts with mechanical properties and surface finish like injection-molded plastics,” and it is certainly one of a kind. Kullman’s chemical industry background has her excited to join Carbon3D. Kullman states:

“I am excited to join the Carbon board and look forward to contributing to the company’s continued growth. I believe Carbon’s technology will be a catalyst for the creation of a new vertical within the chemical industry, driving product and business model innovation in industries as varied as automotive, consumer products, medical and more.”

As the promise of 3D printed industrial parts production (that may help avoid chemical spills and all) looms, we will see more multinational corporate attention from key players like Kullman. It will be interesting to see how these new business ties merge with the 3D printing space’s parallel commitment to humanitarian values and ecological principles shaping green technology.

That’s all of this week’s 3D printing news. Have a great weekend! Which story are you most glad you didn’t miss? Discuss in the 3D Printing News forum over at 3DPB.com.

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The SemiFlex TPE filament is a 0.50 -kg spool of 1.75-mm diameter snow-colored filament for use with fused-filament 3D printers (sold separately). SemiFlex filament is made of a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that creates strong, flexible printed parts with excellent abrasion resistance. The material bonds well to itself, minimizing the chance of printed layers separating when flexed or stretched. SemiFlex is slightly more rigid than the NinjaFlex original 3D filament. It is best used for projects requiring a high level of detail, intricate parts, high resolution text, unsupported vertical printing, shock-absorption or that require less flexibility than NinjaFlex original 3D Filament. The print temperature ranges from 210 to 225 degrees C (410 to 437 degrees F).

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Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Tabletop Wargaming Terrain

3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_bannerPlaying miniature tabletop wargames like Warhammer or Warmachine without any terrain or obstacles on the game board is a little bit like getting ice cream on a cold winter day. Sure, everything that you like about it is there, but it just isn’t very satisfying. Miniature games are more than anything a game of army selection and strategy, and you really need to have both to be successful. You could have the deadliest, most powerful characters and troops in the game, but if you don’t know how to use them a lesser army with a better game strategy will beat you every time. And when you add some terrain into the mix, a good strategist could wipe the table with you without even trying.

For such an important and potentially game winning part of the game, most miniature wargamers don’t put nearly as much effort into their terrain pieces as they do their armies. It isn’t uncommon to see makeshift buildings constructed with taped together cereal boxes or random bottles and cans strewn around the game board. While that gets the job done, it certainly isn’t as much fun as a well thought out and fully painted piece of terrain. But when the army that you’re using can cost you into the hundreds of dollars, it’s hard to justify spending just as much on a nice piece of terrain.

That’s where 3D printing enters the picture, because I can’t think of an invention more suited to a miniature wargamer’s needs than a 3D printer. There are some amazing pieces of terrain and scenery that can be printed, assembled and painted for pennies on the dollar compared to terrain that can be purchased. Sadly, a lot of gamers don’t even know how much is actually out there, or think that they need a 3D printer to get it. In an age of 3D Hubs, Shapeways and i.materialise, not having a 3D printer just isn’t that big of a deal anymore.

So I went out and found some of the coolest pieces of 3D printable terrain and scenery that I could find for this week’s column. And here they are, Ten 3D Printable Things – Tabletop Wargaming Terrain:  


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28mm Scale Omnisphere by dutchmogul

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

I had to start off this list with a bang, and you’re not going to get much more of a wow factor than pulling this bad boy out and putting in on a game board. The Omnisphere is a huge piece of terrain that has a removable roof so figures can actually enter it, and continue the game indoors. This is a perfect feature terrain piece for skirmish games, capture the flag or king of the hill type variants.3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_omnisphere_2


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Arcane Gateway by dutchmogul (Painted image courtesy JenniferG)

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

The best pieces of terrain are those than can serve multiple purposes. You could use this awesome gateway for tabletop RPGs, as a random piece of terrain for wargames, as an objective marker or even create a rule variant that allows players to use it to transport to other parts of the game board. There is a lot of fun to be had with something like this, or you could just print it up and paint it as a display piece.

3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_arcane_gateway_2The scale is for 18mm miniatures, so it may need to be bumped up in scale for 28mm games, but even at its original size it’s pretty large. The designer even designed a “vortex” piece that can be inserted into the doorway. You could print it in standard filament and paint it, or even print it in a transparent material and light it from behind.


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Bridge for Tabletop Games by Stefan Birghan

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

Back when I ran a game store and played regularly, one of my favorite game variants was what we called “bottleneck”. Essentially, the board was divided in half, and the only way to get from one side to the other was either a break in an impassable wall, or a bridge. Sadly, we didn’t have an actual bridge, so we typically used a piece of road or something. Just seeing this beautiful bridge model makes we want to start gaming again.3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_ bridge_2

The bridge was actually designed so it could easily be customized to whatever length is needed. Extra middle inserts can be 3D printed, so it could be a short bridge or an especially long bridge that would be great for a skirmish game. This would also make a great addition to a display board.


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Zero Point Generator by Elliott Viles

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

Not every piece of terrain can be a show stopper, but you always want your terrain to be cool and interesting. If you’re playing a science fiction-themed game, then having a few of these generators laying around is going to spice up any game. You could use them for cover, to prevent charges or as objective markers. You could even give them special rules, like say a damage threshold that causes them to explode if they take too much fire, potentially damaging any models hiding behind them.

3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_generator_2While this model is made up of about sixteen individual parts, don’t worry, it isn’t that complicated of a project. None of the parts need to print with any supports, and it should glue together pretty easily.


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Wargame Castle Ruins by concavechest

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

While terrain used as obstacles is always fun, and makes for a great game, terrain that can be interacted with is so much better. Being able to move figures into something like these castle ruins makes for some great skirmish or smaller point games, and is even good for an RPG adventure.

3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_castle_ruins_2The model is pretty big, so depending on the size of your printing bed it may need to be chopped into a few pieces. Or it can even be remixed and turned into several different pieces of terrain. There is a lot to work with here.


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Simple Road System for Tabletop Wargaming by fractalnoise

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

While a lot of players like to just put an army on the table and try to kill each other, I’ve always preferred games that had objectives and restrictions. I think the real challenge of a strategy game is in how well you adapt your army or battle group to the game rules and terrain restrictions. One of my favorite game variants, that almost no one else liked, was what we called “pathways”. We used a modular road system to create a large, winding path all over the board and figures were restricted to those paths throughout the game. There was usually an objective that needed to be reached or found, adding an extra layer of strategy, especially when the urge is to always kill first and ask questions later.

3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_road_system_2This road system is at a smaller scale than 28mm, but it is still large enough for individual figures. It can also be bumped up in size to accommodate larger figures and vehicles, but it really depends on what scale you’re playing at and what you want to use them for. With four different base pieces, you can print out as many sections as you want and create a road as simple or complex as you want.


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Industrial Fixtures/ Doors/ Hatches for War Gaming Boards by Shane Blomberg

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

When making up a nice, permanent game board, there is nothing better than adding a bit of character to it. These great terrain pieces can be glued onto a board and painted with everything else, adding some nice decorative touches, or even the possibility of using them as objective markers or functional terrain.

3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_hatches_grates_2There are three different options, including blast doors, a sewer grate andr round floor hatch. Each is a separate model, so you can 3D print as many as you need. They could even be remixed and used for figure bases, display boards or put onto a wall piece and used on buildings or bunkers.


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Outpost 6: Building for 28mm Gaming by rbross

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Here is another great piece of interactive terrain that can be used as a simple obstacle, or as a place for individual figures to hide and fight. It’s perfect for smaller-scale or skirmish games, and would make a great set piece for a tabletop RPG.

3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_outpost_building_2As with the castle ruins, the model can also be cut up into smaller sections and pretty easily remixed into different types of terrain. The great thing about 3D models is they are a lot easier to modify than physical objects and can basically be digitally kitbashed without the risk of ruining the model, or making too much of a mess.


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Teleporter Pad by dutchmogul (Painted model courtesy CiF)

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

I love these little teleporter pads. Not only would they make a great piece of background terrain, but I love the idea of adding an actual teleporting rule to them that allows any model who steps on the pad to instantly be teleported to the matching teleporter. It’s a great way to add some really fun rules to a game. You could actually divide up a game board and make it so the only way to get from one section to the other is by using the teleporters. It might even be fun to print out a few of them and have a random element that requires players to roll a dice, which determines what pad they get transported to.

3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_teleporter_2These are made to work perfectly for a 28mm miniature figure, but the model seems simple enough that it could even be sized up a little bit if you’re playing at a larger scale, or want to be able to teleport larger figures.


VICTORIAN OFFICE BUILDING & VICTORIAN HOUSE3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_victorian_office_building

Victorian Office Building & Victorian House by Herrigold (Painted house courtesy _sOnGoKu_)

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

And of course I needed to end this list on a bang as well, and these Vctorian-style building are simply amazing.They are incredibly detailed, can be used for all types of games, or even just painted up for an amazing display model. Both the house and the office building can have extra floors added to the center of the model, and I don’t see why some of the pieces from both sets can’t be mixed together to make brand new buildings. With just these two 3D models it is possible to assemble an entire city of buildings.

3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_victorian_office_houseThe parts are all made with notches that will hold the different floors together so they can be taken apart and put back together again. Or you could just glue all the pieces together permanently, it really depends on how you want to use the models. What’s great is with a few bits and some creativity, these builds can be adapted to virtually any tabletop game in any era. Some sci fi bits can be added, or some fantasy parts, or even some creepy skulls and creatures can be added for a horror game. It would also be easy to add some battle damage, some rubble and board up the windows to really make them look like they are buildings in the middle of a warzone.3dp_ten3dpthings_terrain_victorian_house


So there you go, the ten coolest pieces of terrain that I could find. I tried to keep this list down to things that are either just awesome models, or could have some fun rules attached to them to spice up a boring game. But there is tons of great terrain and scenery available, just be prepared to get lost down the Thingiverse hole for a few hours looking at all of it.

I would love to see any 3D printed terrain that you’ve made for your own game tables, or your versions of anything that I’ve featured on my list. You can feel free to email me pictures, or just give me a nice Tweet @SJGrunewald and show me what you’ve got. Happy gaming!