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Sea turtle 3D print model


3D printing model Length - 18,32 mm Height - 25 mm Width - 5,23mm

Turtle Sea turtle cartoon 3D print model


STL file ready to 3D print Default dimensions: see screenshot - file diagnostic Blend, OBJ, FBX files characteristic: Verts: 1710991 Faces: 3398933 Tris: 3420597 STL file characteristic: Verts: 410736 Faces: 821540 Tris: 821540 If you have any...

silver sea turtle bracelet 3D print model


silver sea turtle bracelet weight: yellow gold 14k - 4. 02 grams; white gold 14k - 3.49 grams; silver 295 sterlig - 3.24 grams Files: .STL prepared for printed .3dm mesh .ObJ smoothed for render if you wish to change anything, cahnge size, or you have...

Printable Sea Turtle Relief 3D print model


A sea turtle-caretta relief designed to be refrigerator magnet. Modelled with Rhino, T-Splines plugin. Correct angles and shapes for molding. Ready for production, plastic injection... ...

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An attempt at a printable realistic sea turtle. Instructions I don't have my printer yet but it appears to slice properly. I'll update when I can actually attempt to print. 2/21: I've added a...

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A model of a sea turtle. Low poly - 5000 triangles. ...One diffuse texture, size 1024 px.

Sea Turtle


A cute little sea turtle I made for my older sister.

Sea Turtle


A couple of samples of a sea turtle by Simonarri Print instructionsPrinter: Prusa Model: Mini Rafts: No Supports: Yes (as its belly is not flat) Resolution: 0.15 Infill: 15% Filament: Eryone Silk Silver and...

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This is a model of a sea turtle that i made in Sculpturis. If you have any ideas that i should make, leave a comment. ...:D

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Sea Turtle! Need help on this one, having a terrible time trying to make this into a solid I need for a project. ...Help!!!

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Add some splash to your desk decor with this highly detailed Sea Turtle, perfect as a paperweight or a reptilian companion. ...Part of our Adorable Animals collection.

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This is a sea turtle. This is my substance painter exercise. ...I used zbrush to sculpt the detail of the model and used substance painter to paint the texture of this model.

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A sea turtle I made for a small VR company. Not 100% happy with it; but, I only had 2 weeks to make it. Model sculpted, retopologised and rigged in Blender. ...Textures made with Substance Painter.

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Sea Turtle, with and without base You can find me on facebook at: I am also on Patreon: Become a Patron!

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a very nice sea turtle with a keychain ring i made in blender 3D this took a while so if you enjoyed this model give it a like i would really appreciate it! . .. and this is my first model iv'e posted

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20mm x 13mm x 1mm sea turtle pendant You can customize this model using WIZEgem, FREE web-based jewelry design tool at Instructions Created by wizegem tool ( Can be customized to any shape and size WIZEgem is a...

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This model is based off an adult Loggerhead sea turtle. It is originally created in blender version 2.77. It can be used for detailed close ups, and it is textured for a realistic look. The file contains both a high poly count version of the...

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A simple turtleThe pendant version can be found here

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OBJ , STL file format with cut and 3d print tested Latest free update 18/12/2020 : Version 2 Follow me >> https://linktr. ee/stlproject *If you have any questions feel free to pm me, thank you. ... *updated 26/10/2020

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I detailed a turtle for a sculpture. ...The belly is roughed in because I don't have it showing for my final use. It's hi-res, suitable for SLA. This little guy will print out at just under 2" as is.

Turtle. Sea turtle cartoon


STL file ready to 3D print  Default dimensions: see screenshot - "file diagnostic" OBJ file characteristic:  Verts: 1710991  Faces: 3398933  Tris:  3420597 STL file characteristic:  Verts: 410736  Faces: 821540  Tris:  821540 

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3D Print - Flying Sea Turtle | 3D Model

Hello Machine Bros!
Do you want to know how to 3D print this amazing model of a Flying Sea Turtle? In this article, we will give you all the necessary information to 3D print it!

Information About the 3D Model
  • Where to download the model: Thingiverse
  • Designer: Amao Chan
  • Model price: Free (But if you can, support the designer giving a tip)
  • Number of pieces to 3D print: 5 ((Base) FT09-NEW, (Crankshaft) FT05-1y2-NEW, (Gears) FT-GEAR01-2-3, (Parts) FT02-3-4-6-7-8, (Turtle) FT01) 

3D Printing Parameters of the Flying Sea TurtleFlying Sea Turtle

These are the common parameters used to 3D print the 5 parts, later you will find the unique parameters for each part:

  • 3D Printer: Creality Ender 3
  • Nozzle: 0. 4mm
  • Layer Height: 0.12mm
  • Superior solid layers: 7
  • Inferior solid layers: 6
  • Perimeters: 4
  • Filament: PLA
  • Bed temperature: 70°C (158°F) until layer # 10, then 60°C (140°F) the rest of the print
  • Extruder temperature: 190°C (374°F)
  • Layer fan speed %: Off in the first layer, then 100% the rest of the print
  • Printing speed: 3000mm/min
  • Scale (%): 100%

(Base) FT09-NEW
  • Infill: Rectilinear 20%
  • Support: No
  • Additions: No
  • Build time: 5 hours 47 minutes
  • Filament length: 15222.0 mm
  • Plastic weight: 45.77 g (0.10 lb)

(Crankshaft) FT05-1y2-NEW
  • Infill: Full Solid Diaphragm
  • Support: Yes
  • Additions: No
  • Build time: 3 hours 48 minutes
  • Filament length: 6319. 1 mm
  • Plastic weight: 19.00 g (0.04 lb)

(Gears) FT-GEAR01-2-3
  • Infill: Full Solid Diaphragm
  • Support: Yes
  • Additions: No
  • Build time: 4 hours 40 minutes
  • Filament length: 8900.7 mm
  • Plastic weight: 26.76 g (0.06 lb)

(Parts) FT02-3-4-6-7-8
  • Infill: Full Solid Diaphragm
  • Support: Yes
  • Additions: Brim (Personalized)
  • Build time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Filament length: 9782.6 mm
  • Plastic weight: 29.41 g (0.06 lb)

(Turtle) FT01
  • Infill: Rectilinear 20%
  • Support: No
  • Additions: No
  • Build time: 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Filament length: 18369. 0 mm
  • Plastic weight: 55.23 g (0.12 lb)

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If you have any questions about this 3D print of the Flying Sea Turtle, leave it in the comments section and we will gladly help you!

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Until the next one Machine Bros!


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3D Model Description

When the film circulates over the net, it shows that a plastic straw escaped from the nostrils of a poor turtle who used his misfortune to change the world a little.

Many people have taken the initiative to stop using plastic straws, and some chain restaurants no longer offer plastic straws to their customers. In fact, not only straws harm turtles in the ocean! Marine debris, plastic bags, fish hooks, abandoned fishing nets, etc. also lead turtles to death. The rapid development of science and technology has created many substances that should not exist in our nature; unfortunately, most species don't evolve fast enough to catch up with us. Sea turtles are a typical example. They don't have enough ability to tell the difference between the jellyfish they love and the plastic bags that could kill them, so it's much more important that we think about our nature when we're trying to make further progress.

I saw turtles swimming under me while snorkeling.

The slow flapping movements of their forelimbs looked like they were flying underwater, which was the inspiration for [flying sea turtle]. I took my previous origami turtle as a prototype, added more detail, and used a movable mechanism to mimic the undulations of the body, even the relative movement of the sea turtle's neck and body.

under reaction force. It's my goal to reproduce a turtle swimming gracefully underwater! After several weeks of hard work, I finished the [flying sea turtle] machine gun! And I really like him! The design process and the final completion of the work bring me a lot of pleasure and achievement. Sincerely hope everyone can have fun while assembling.

Thanks to SpiderMaker for sponsoring this work.

Material Used SpiderMaker PLA

Matte Iron Blue/Matte Clay/Matte Purple Orchid/Matte Red Brick/Matte Brown Craft


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Layer height 0.2 mm

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我曾經在海上浮潛時,親眼見到海龜從我的下方游過,牠前肢緩慢的揮動,就像是在海底飛行一般,這經歴啟發了[海中飛翔的海龜] 作品 的 創作 方向。 採用 多 年 前 的 創作 創作 摺紙 海龜 , 當成 原型 並 在 摺紙 基礎 上 , 增加 了 更 多 細節 ; 用 可動 的 , 模擬 海龜 "起伏 , 及 在 反 作用 力 海龜 頸部 與 身體 的 相對 運動 重現 海龜 在 海 中 優雅 游泳 是 我 的 目標! 幾 星期 的 下 , 完成 了 [海中 飛翔 "這個 作品! 在 設計 這 的 過程 與 完成 為 我 帶來 許多 的 樂趣 , 希望 大家 能 在 列印 組合 過程 中 得到 快樂

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層 高 0.2 mm

3D Printer File Information

  • 3D Design Format : STL and ZIP Folder details Close
    • FT Assembly
    • FT-GEAR01. stl
    • FT-GEAR02.stl
    • FT-GEAR03.stl
    • FT01-A.stl
    • FT01-B.stl
    • FT01.stl
    • FT02.stl
    • FT03-NEW.stl
    • FT03.stl
    • FT04-NEW.stl
    • FT04.stl
    • FT05-1-NEW.stl
    • FT05-1.stl
    • FT05-2-NEW.stl
    • FT05-2.stl
    • FT06. stl
    • FT07.stl
    • FT08.stl
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    • FT09.stl

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  • Last update : 2019-08-25 07:10
  • Publication date : 2019-07-20 06:07





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I am a designer and an art creator, was drawing comic strips and illustrations from an early age. Paper craft and toys are my main directions in this decade. In 2015, I started self-learning in 3D printing, and applied this technology as an authoring tool. It’s really pleased the invention of 3D printing because it brings unlimited possibilities on creations. As a designer who loves mechanical structure and the beauty of dynamic, I begin to create robots and Automate as well. Hope these art crafts would bring more and more inspiration and imagination to all of you.

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Eco-friendly use of 3D printers in the home and industry

Vegetarianism, electric cars, green energy. Increasingly, people are beginning to think about the destructive impact of humanity and production on nature.

Global warming (this is especially noticeable in the last decade), pollution of the world's oceans, garbage dumps, the extinction of some animal species or even entire ecosystems. If you do not start to fight this today, then in a hundred years, hardly anything will remain of the former natural greatness.

3D printing, due to its versatility, helps many scientists and enthusiasts in various fields in solving large and global problems, for the conservation and ecosystems of our still green planet.

Sustainable production

First of all, 3D printers help to make production more environmentally friendly. Using 3D printing instead of traditional manufacturing methods helps reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

Air Emission Reduction

Smoke, garbage, gases, toxic fumes are frequent "companions" of traditional production methods. However, they can be significantly reduced or completely eliminated if a 3D printer is working in the workplace or at home.

Mass production vs. 3D printing

At first glance, it seems that mass production is less harmful to nature than piece-by-piece production on a 3D printer. But it turned out that this is not entirely true. Joshua Pierce and colleagues traced the life cycle of three household items - an orange juicer, parts from a children's designer and a drainpipe segment.

Joshua Pierce, Michigan Technological University Scientist USA

It turned out that the production of, at first glance, such ordinary household items consumes a huge amount of resources - the extraction of raw materials and their processing, production, storage and delivery to the final consumer. In mass production, stamping or casting is usually used, after which plastic scraps are sure to remain.

3D printing can significantly reduce the production chain, and consequently, energy costs (by about 40-60%). After all, 3D printing (provided that the client has his own printer) does not require delivery - it is enough to send a digital 3D model. Printing can be more accurate and leave less plastic waste behind. A 3D printer can even produce hollow or lattice parts that are technically impossible to mass-produce by injection molding or moulding.

Reduced fuel consumption

In the world, more and more manufacturers of cars and motorcycles are beginning to develop the direction of electric motors. There are new and more affordable electric vehicles, the infrastructure for the maintenance of electrical engineering is developing. Many countries set themselves the goal of reducing the use of fossil fuels as much as possible in the near future.

3D Printed Strati Electric Vehicle

But unfortunately, abandoning fossil fuels in the next few decades is a utopia. But 3D printing is already helping to at least reduce the amount of fuel consumed. This is achieved due to the maximum lightening of the weight of both the machine itself and the mechanical components of the internal combustion engine (internal combustion engine).

Engine hood hinge, 3D printed on the left and sheet metal on the right

Sustainable production

3D printing helps not only to reduce industrial emissions into the atmosphere, but also helps to find and implement new ideas. After all, each owner of a 3D printer can himself model and manufacture a device or object that, in his opinion, will help to resist climate change.

Eco glasses

Disposable plastic cups are a headache for environmentalists around the world. According to statistics, the average person uses a plastic cup for 15 minutes, and it will take from 400 to 450 years to decompose in the garbage.

Plastic, due to its properties, is difficult to replace, especially in the food industry, but some enthusiasts are trying to do it. Jun Aizaki thinks he can solve this problem with pumpkins.

HyO-Cups or natural cups

Even prehistoric people adapted to use bottle gourds as reservoirs for water. Thanks to the 3D printed shapes, you can give almost any shape to a growing pumpkin.

gourd in the form of a jug

Animal rescue

3D printers are actively helping our smaller brothers. In addition to medical uses such as prosthetics, 3D printing helps preserve and restore entire ecosystems.

Animal prostheses

The biggest challenge in animal prosthetics is the creation of an often miniaturized but lightweight and precise prosthesis. Manually or by other methods, this is sometimes impossible. In this case, the only way out is 3D printing.

Curano Cat

Curano the cat lived a full life for 9 years, delighting his owners, until he got cancer. Curano's owners did everything possible to save their pet and although the cancer receded, Curano's back left leg was badly damaged. Amputation of the leg could create new problems and it was decided to try to replace the patella with an implant.

The miniature implant was 3D printed from a cobalt-chromium alloy using DMLS (Direct Laser Sintering) technology. It was impossible to manufacture by any other means, because the implant must not only be miniature and durable, but also completely repeat the complex relief for high-quality integration into the bone.

Holly horse

Holly is a ten year old mare who suffered from laminitis.

Laminitis is a disease of artiodactyls resulting from poor circulation of the hoof plates. Due to laminitis, Holly experienced severe pain in her legs, not only when walking, but also when standing.

Veterinarian Luke Wells-Smith heard of successful attempts to make custom titanium horseshoes for racing horses.

3D printed titanium horseshoes

The guys from the Australian National Science Center were imbued with Holly's misfortune and decided to help. In collaboration with a equine orthopedist, special horseshoes were created for Holly. They made it possible to lighten the hoof and more evenly distribute the load on the legs.

Holly's hoof scan

The new shoes helped Holly start not only walking without pain, but also running.

Akut sea turtle

The collision with the propeller of the boat was unfortunate for the Akut-3 sea turtle. Most of the upper and lower jaws were missing. This meant almost guaranteed slow death for the tortoise, but she was lucky.

The Tortoise Research and Rehabilitation Research and Rehabilitation Center, where the turtle ended up, turned to the Turkish company Btech, which specializes in medical 3D printing. Btech was able to scan and fabricate the missing part of the Akut jaw from titanium.

3D model of the prosthesis for Akut on the left and the finished prosthesis on the right

The surgeons succeeded in implanting the turtle's titanium jaw, and after a successful rehabilitation, it can be released into the wild.

Turtle with denture in place

Cleopatra tortoise

Nicola Novelli picked up and left a small land tortoise. But due to malnutrition, the shell of the turtle, Nicola called her Cleopatra, was deformed (had the shape of a pyramid) and thinned. If the shell had cracked, then Cleopatra could have died from an infection.

Cleopatra's deformed, pyramidal shell

Nicola approached Colorado Tech University with a request to make a prosthesis for Cleopatra. Specialists from the university and a 3D printing company in Denver scanned and made a shell overlay from polylactide, a biodegradable, biocompatible polymer. Due to the complex relief of the shell, the model had to be printed in parts.

Cleopatra with escutcheon

Since Cleopatra is still a teenager and will continue to grow with age, the “prosthesis” will have to be changed periodically.

Hermit crab houses

In the wild, it's bad to be small and weak. But hermit crabs were able to adapt and use empty shells of gastropod mollusks as a reliable shelter.

Hermit crabs

Due to the pollution of the beaches, many hermit crabs, in search of a new "house", fell into deadly traps from plastic bags, bottles, canisters and died. And natural shelters are becoming less and less. Hermit crabs have to use plastic garbage, which is not at all suitable for this.

Hermit crabs use rubbish as a home

Some enthusiasts are trying to help the unfortunate crustaceans and are trying to make them a worthy replacement house.

For example, MakerBot employees created the project "Shelter", where they offer anyone who wants to design a 3D model of a shelter for a hermit crab. The best works will be 3D printed and tested by crayfish.

From concept to implementation of 3D printed crayfish houses

But the Japanese artist Aki Yamomata, inspired by the idea of ​​a peaceful exchange of land between countries, implemented a project of printed transparent houses for hermit crabs in the form of small towns.

Cancer in a new home made with photopolymer printer

To make sure the new inhabitants liked the houses, they were based on tomographic images of shells, finalized in a 3D editor. Finished models are made of transparent resin on a photopolymer printer.

Conservation and support of ecosystems

In addition to prosthetics, 3D printing helps, although not to avoid some environmental disasters, but at least to slow them down. And this can give scientists more time to figure out the reasons and reach out to people.

Great Barrier Reef

It is the largest and oldest coral reef in the world. It is so huge that it can be seen from space (the area of ​​the Great Barrier Reef is about 344,400 square kilometers). In addition, corals are home to many species of fish and other marine life.

Great Barrier Reef from space

But despite its gigantic size, it is endangered. Due to rising water temperatures, pollution of the world's oceans and climate change, the endosymbiotic algae that give corals their bright color are slowly dying out.

Scientists from the University of Sydney are using 3D scanning and 3D printing to save the Great Barrier Reef. Using 3D scanning, a detailed map of the reef was built. With it, you can track and predict the most vulnerable places.

Using a 3D printer, scientists are making a variety of structures that can support the Great Barrier Reef. For example, sections are printed that serve as a home for algae-eating fish that kill corals. Previously, special blocks or prepared, sunken ships were used for this purpose, but 3D printing makes it possible to imitate the natural structure of the reef much more accurately.

Sandcrete mix artificial reef

Restoring dead ecosystems

Scientists plan to use this technology not only to maintain existing ecosystems, but also to restore those that have disappeared. After all, to date, about a third of the world's coral reefs have been destroyed.

Thanks to 3D printing, there is a chance to at least slightly improve the situation. Using the new Modular Artificial Reef Structures (MARS for short) technology, scientists are trying to introduce 3D printed structures that can become a home for reefs.

Artificial "reef" on the left - recently installed, on the right - after some time

The advantage of such block structures is the ease of installation. Indeed, for their immersion and installation, cranes or other equipment are not required. Several divers can deliver them to the bottom in separate blocks. Each block has hollow sections that are filled with rebar and special concrete for durability.

Modular system installed

One of the largest 3D printed "coral reefs" has already been placed in the Maldives.

Waste reduction

In addition to restoring ecosystems, it is necessary to reduce household waste emissions. And here 3D printing becomes a valuable assistant.

Cora Ball

Cora Ball is a development of the Rozalia Project. The Cora Ball is a small plastic ball that picks up the microfibers that spill from our clothes during the wash. This way, dirt and fibers that may have entered waterways and oceans will remain in the bin. After all, these microparticles can be eaten by fish and other animals.

Prototype Cora Ball

Although mass production was planned to be done by molding, the first batches and prototypes of Cora Ball were made on a 3D printer.

The second life of broken things

Any mechanism wears out and fails over time. Often, to restore the working capacity of the mechanism, it is enough to make a small plastic part. So thanks to 3D printing, many things do not end up in a landfill, further polluting our planet, but get a second life.

RU machine

Radio-controlled cars have long become not only children's toys. Many adults do not mind remembering their childhood and racing on an impromptu track.

RU machine

The weak point of all RC machines is the plastic suspension. For expensive replica models, you can almost always find spare parts, but for rare or Chinese models, they are not.

Instead of throwing away an almost working toy, you can make a broken element on a 3D printer. When modeling, you can even increase the strength of the part by adding stiffeners in weak places.

1/18 scale rear wheel hub

Some enthusiasts 3D print the entire chassis. This makes it easy to replace broken elements and quickly refine and correct design flaws.

3D printed RC car chassis

The second life of the meat grinder

Even such seemingly eternal things as a metal meat grinder can break. The most annoying thing is that a part that does not have a strong load has broken.

Clamping nut for a meat grinder, made on a 3D printer

A variety of materials allows you to print on a 3D printer a replacement for almost any plastic part. It can be a gear for a blender, a plastic handle for a washing machine and much more.

In some situations, when the model is rare and old, there are no even original used spare parts. 3D printing allows you to give your favorite home appliance many more years of life, instead of rotting in a landfill.

Vehicle seal

Sometimes a small, cheap piece breaks in an important node. But the manufacturer sells the necessary spare part only in the collection. Because of this, you have to not only overpay for the necessary part, but also throw away the unnecessary, albeit almost working, mechanism.

Washer nozzle for Toyota Avensis - 3D printed on the left, original on the right

A 3D printer becomes a “lifesaver” if you need to make a spare part that is already difficult or impossible to get. For example, this part is no longer produced, but the BU option could not be found or the delivery will cost more than the part itself.

Green energy

The transition to green energy is an important step in reducing emissions of greenhouse (and not only) gases into the atmosphere.

Wind energy

Wind energy is a renewable and “clean” energy source. Despite some disadvantages (variability of wind power and therefore uneven power generation), it is promising for some countries. For example, in Denmark, in 2019, windmills generated 48% of the electricity consumed.

There are several options for wind turbines - with a vertical and horizontal axis of rotation.

Main types of wind turbines

Vertical-axial wind turbines have a lower efficiency compared to horizontal-axial ones, but their use requires that the wind speed be more than 6 m/s. In Russia, the average annual wind speed does not exceed 5 m/s, so wind turbines with a vertical axis are more often used.

Home wind turbine

In Russia, "clean" energy sources are not very popular because of their high price. 3D printing helps enthusiasts design and build low-cost models of wind turbines.

3D Printed Home Wind Turbine

In an apartment building, there is hardly a place where a wind generator will be effective, but for example, in a country house, it can be a good helper in case of a power outage.

Wind turbine production optimization

An industrial wind generator is a complex mechanism of gigantic size.

Industrial wind turbine blade

Using only 3D modeling techniques, it can be difficult to correctly calculate all parameters. Thanks to 3D printers, it is possible to create a miniature copy of a wind turbine and test it in a wind tunnel. This helps to optimize and refine the design of wind generators, making them more efficient.

Prototype wind turbine being tested in wind tunnel

And some companies offer to print towers for wind turbines on a 3D printer. GE Renewable Energy, 3D printing specialists COBOD and LafargeHolcim (a manufacturer of cement and other building materials) have teamed up to develop the world's tallest wind turbine towers. This will reduce the cost of installing wind turbines and make them higher (200 meters instead of 100) than from other materials.

3D printed wind turbine tower

After all, the higher the wind generator, the more electricity it can generate in a year. For example, a 5 MW turbine at a height of 80 meters will generate approximately 15.1 GWh per year. The same turbine at a height of 160 meters - 20.2 GWh per year, which is 30% more.

Solar energy

Solar energy is obtained using special panels, consisting of photovoltaic cells, in which a series of physical and chemical processes take place under the influence of sunlight. There are several types of solar cells - monocrystalline, polycrystalline, amorphous (flexible, film).

In Russia, solar batteries are not very common due to the unprofitability of use in high latitudes.

Currently, developments are underway for the production of panels on a 3D printer, but the main use of 3D printing in solar energy is to print prototypes and accessories for panels.

Accessories for solar panels

South Dakota-based Peppermint Energy created FORTY2. FORTY2 is a portable solar panel with enough power to run a laptop, lighting, etc.

For the production of a prototype case, 3D printing was used on an industrial Stratasys printer. Thanks to 3D printing, it was possible to quickly produce several functional prototypes of the case and remove all the flaws.

For example, the first version of FORTY was too bulky and inconvenient to transport. The original design was greatly simplified. The use of a 3D printer has reduced production costs by about $250,000.


Most renewable energy sources (solar, wind) are fickle. Electricity obtained in this way must be “stabilized” - stored in batteries.

Water in this regard is more predictable. Industrial hydroelectric power plants have a number of disadvantages. For example, flood risk, desertification, human migration, etc. Small hydro-generators, in general, are devoid of the shortcomings of their industrial counterparts and do not have such a devastating effect on the environment.

Vortex turbine

The Belgian startup team Turbulent is trying to create a compact hydroelectric generator that is enough to provide electricity to 1-2 private houses. This will help people who are far from the power grid to provide their homes with electricity using the energy of streams or small rivers.

Hydro generator prototype from Turbulent

To make the turbine more accessible and cheaper, 3D printing has been chosen as a manufacturing method. According to statistics, 1.3 billion people do not have access to electricity networks, even more residents have constant power outages and are forced to use other, not environmentally friendly, energy sources (for example, gasoline / diesel generators).

River turbine

Ted Christopher spent several years developing a prototype river turbine capable of generating electricity without impacting the environment. The result of his developments was the Volturn system, named after the god of the river in Greek mythology.

The Volturn has a horizontal design that generates power and deflects river debris such as rocks, plants or logs.

The prototype was 3D printed and tested in local rivers. 5 turbines combined into a single system will be able to provide electricity to about 40 houses.

Plastic recycling

Plastic. Its properties, for the modern world, become both a salvation and a curse for the environment. On the one hand, plastic products are light and durable, you do not need to spend a lot of time on their manufacture. At the same time, not all types of plastic can be recycled. On average, a plastic product can decompose from 400 to 700 years, and unfortunately plastic rots not only in landfills, but also pollutes nature and the oceans.

Filament recycling

During 3D printing, plastic debris is inevitably left behind. These can be model supports or broken products, during the printing of which something went wrong.

3D printing failed

But used plastic can be shredded, mixed with fresh pellets, and reused (as long as the plastic is not biodegradable). In this case, 3D printing becomes almost waste-free.

On the Internet, you can find many options for home machines for the production of plastic thread. It can be a self-assembly machine, partially printed on a 3D printer.

Home Self Assembling Filament Machine

Or a finished machine made at the factory. Pellets for plastic production can be easily ordered online.

Home filament machine

Plastic bottle filament

In addition to recycling used filament, enthusiasts have learned to print even from plastic bottles.

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