Joining the
3DM8 Community!

Join the 3DM8 community and find the way to 3D creativity from home. You’ll be part of a community of 3D enthusiasts that want to make 3D printing easy for people young and old, all over the world. 

This page is designed to help you as a first step towards your 3D creative journey, keep scrolling to get started! 

Scroll down to start your journey!

part 1:
What is 3D Printing
part 2:
The Do’s and Don’ts
part 3:
3D for Everyone
part 4:
Signing up
part 1:
What is 3D Printing
part 2:
The Do’s and Don’ts
part 3:
3D for Everyone
part 4:
Signing up

How it works

3D Printing is where you make things using dot-to-dots with a creative tool called a 3D printer. With a normal dot-to-dot, you do one drawing at a time. e.g. fishy.

But, with 3D printing, you will create layers upon layers of dot-to-dots to create a 3D object, and depending on your 3D printer you can create an object out of plastic, ice, metal, glue, icing, cement and much more!

3DM8 is a library of ready-to-make 3D dot-to-dot instructions made by our community! These amazing Makes are saved as Gcode files, and can be used on specific 3D printers eg lilM8.

Every twin is unique

Our community helps you by providing ready-to-make Gcodes, but no two makes are identical. 

3D making is art, science and skill mixed. Gcodes help give you a great experience, but every time you create something it will always come out slightly different. Your Makes will change with variables such as medium, temperature, airflow, plumb, vibrations, skill, speed and many other factors. 

If you are having troubles with a Make, perhaps take a workshop with 3DM8 to improve your art. 

You will get better and better as you make more things!

part 1:
What is 3D Printing

part 2:
The Do’s and Don’ts

part 3:
3D for Everyone
part 4:
Signing up
part 1:
What is 3D Printing

part 2:
The Do’s and Don’ts

part 3:
3D for Everyone
part 4:
Signing up

Be Responsible

“With great power comes great responsibility” – Uncle Ben


Our community will teach you skills that will change your life. The power of human creativity has never been so accessible to millions of people, and so, it is up to you to be a responsible, good and lawful person with your new skills.
 

Our community shares all sorts of things including things that may resemble characters from movies, props from TV shows or space ships from pop culture. When any of our community shares their Makes or creates something from the community, it is always for artist non-commercial purposes as a personal expression of your affinity and appreciation with whatever you enjoy, and not for making profit. At the end of the day, it is up to you to do the right thing. 

The 3 DON’Ts

Not for cooking or food!

Everything on our site is not to be used for food, cooking or eating or any form. 3D printed objects can’t be made 100% food safe, can harbour germs or be a choking hazard and sometimes may be toxic. Please follow your governments food safety laws. 

NoT for Medical or health!

Everything on our site is not to be used for any health, medical or pharmaceutical products. Medical products require very special machines for safely making medical items. Please follow the rules and regulations of your country’s health administrators.

Not for weapons or contraband!

Regardless of your local laws, our community does not endorse using 3D printing for creating any weapons or for supporting illegal activities. If requested, we will comply with requests of local authorities to ensure criminals are brought to justice. 

part 1:
What is 3D Printing

part 2:
The Do’s and Don’ts

part 3:
3D for Everyone

part 4:
Signing up

part 1:
What is 3D Printing

part 2:
The Do’s and Don’ts

part 3:
3D for Everyone

part 4:
Signing up

Vibing with a lilM8!

When you join 3DM8, you and your lilM8 will move in beat with each other like a perfect TikTok video! You will create amazing things together with access to our community of ready-to-make Gcodes. Our community prefers the lilM8, Little Mate, because it is Whisper quiet, very small, easy to use and great for young and old (and a few of our founding members created the lilM8 together from their garage at the start of COVID). You can check out lilM8 here.   

Creations for the whole family!

3DM8 is for Fathers and sons, sisters and moms, brothers and cousins, friends and family, 3DM8 is for everyone. When you join, you will find creative projects you can make with the everyone. Make things together, share things, learn and grow, we are here to support each other. 

3DM8 For Education

Making things for Learning is a great way for parents to help kids learn about the wonders of the world, from the wonders of the living room. 3DM8 was built to help share knowledge through the power of creativity and curiosity. 

From huge temples, to tiny blood cells, to turtles and timeless busts. You will find all sorts of creations on 3DM8 that will have you experience the world in the palm of your hands. 

part 1:
What is 3D Printing

part 2:
The Do’s and Don’ts

part 3:
3D for Everyone

part 4:
Signing up

part 1:
What is 3D Printing

part 2:
The Do’s and Don’ts

part 3:
3D for Everyone

part 4:
Signing up

3DM8 library

New creations are shared daily, and if you can’t find what you are looking for ask one our Black-Belt 3DM8’s to help you get started with your first contribution! 

 

Your way

3DM8 is about exploring your interests and finding ways to express your appreciation for things you enjoy. It’s your journey, and you do things your way! 

 

Ts&Cs

Please remember to read our Terms and Conditions before signing up.

 

Other printers

Our Makes may not work on all FDM printers, however, it might be worth trying it yourself, remember you are solely responsible for what you try and print.

You don’t have to join

At the end of the day, you don’t have to join us. We provide the source STL for every Make, and so if you have the time/energy to download every file, learn slicing, test it on multiple machines, and measure your output, you probably don’t need our community! But our community may need you! 

 If you like easy, and you like to be part of a community that is about sharing Makes, skills, knowledge and compliments…maybe we are for you. 

We have a place for everyone, from your first experience in 3D printing, to a seasoned professional, all are welcome to 3DM8! 

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