Empowering creators to share digital objects with 3D printer owners around the world

MyMiniFactory, which launched in 2013, is curated social platform for 3D printable objects. As they say:”Think of us like the YouTube for 3D printing.”

On MyMiniFactory, one can find tens of thousands of 3D designs ready for download for free. These will work with any desktop 3D printer, and the MyMiniFactory team have tested every single one so to guarantee a quality print.

MyMiniFactory’s values center around quality and openness: quality with curation to assure all the models are printable, and openness with free downloads on all printable objects.


Scan the World is an ambitious initiative (part of MyMiniFactory project) whose mission is to archive the world’s sculptures, statues, artworks and any other objects of cultural significance using 3D scanning technologies to produce content suitable for 3D printing.

Through 3D scanning and 3D printing, Scan the World serves to bring art to the masses in a way more tangible than ever before, all in the wider context of meaningful contribution to education, preservation, restoration and accessibility.

The platform offers uploads for registered users free of charge, so museums and galleries could disseminate delicate works of art in 3D form to wide public, wether for archive, research, study or just enquiry purposes.

Sharing the 3D models online also means easy access for interested audience that may boost museums attendance in the future.

The short presentation of Scan the World platform can be found here.