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Best 3-D Object Repositories (2022)

Printables.com (formerly PrusaPrinters.org) – the new object repository database for users of all 3-D printers. [.stl, .3mf, .gcode]

STLFinder – Indexes .stl files from a variety of sources on the internet: a 3-D object search engine.

Cults3D – free/pay object repository.

Thangs.com – Free 3-D model community with geometric searching.

Thingiverse.com – formerly the leader, still a large collection, but site maintenance has gradually declined, owners have added advertisements to site.

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Printables.Com

Top Model Publishers on Printables.com

As of September 2022, these are the most prolific model designers on printables.com:

9 – Grand Master (1000 models published) (<0.1%)

8 – Master (500 models published) (<0.1%)

7 – Expert (200 models) 26 users (<0.1%)
6 – Professional (100 models) 92 users (<0.1%)
5 – Seasoned (50 models) 343 users (0.3%)
4 – Advanced (25 models) 1057 users (0.9%)
3 – Proficient (10 models) 4378 users (3.6%)
2 – Beginner (5 models) 5520 users (4.6%)
1 – Newcomer (1 model) 23887 users (19.9%)

By inference ~70.7% of printables.com users haven’t published at least 1 model yet.

(Level values are a snapshot, these values change constantly over time. Follow the profile links if you want to know their current accomplishments.)