Additional Resources for 3D Printing

Open source 3D modeling software

At the NIH 3D Print Exchange, we embrace all tools that facilitate 3D modeling and printing. There are many options available on the web, including some great commercial options. If you are looking for a free, open source modeling software, here are a few options to get you started:

3D Printing Services

Don't have a 3D printer? Not to worry! There are plenty of resources available online and in brick-and-mortar stores that will print your 3D file. Once you have found what you like on the site, download the model, and send it to a service provider. Below is a list of just a few services, in no particular order. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we don't endorse one service over another, but these are a just a few to get you on your way to discovering science through 3D prints!

For NIH Staff

The NIH Library provides a 3D printing service for intramural NIH researchers and staff. Find links and more information about the service here. To stay up-to-date on the latest developments in 3D printing and modeling at NIH, sign up for the listserv.