3D Print Store

Welcome to the slowly growing Don Foley Collection of 3D Print models. More information about these builds can be found under “3D PRINTING/PROJECT DETAILS” and includes screen grabs of the modeling process, renders of the objects being built and photos of the final build plates and of the assembled build. Also included is detailed information on Don’s printer settings and print bed preparations.

Don has been building 3D models for his illustrations for over 20 years. He has now turned his attention to building models for 3D printing. And he loves it. Below is a sampling of the “Don Foley Collection” of 3D models. As he tweaks his builds, he will add more in the future. This is largely driven by supporters who have watched his progress in 3d printing and asked for the models. For Don, it’s not so much about the models as it is the education. Each 3D print tells a story. Each 3D print IS an infographic. So his supporting materials supplied with each print carries through this message. When you build it, you KNOW it’s an antenna. Or a snorkle. Or a solar panel. You build, you learn.

Many of these models will be based on stories Don has already covered over the years for the worlds top publications. It’s a good starting point and he already knows the subject. But some will be exploring new ground, a good example of this is the Double Bubble, a story commissioned by Popular Science with the goal of being a 3D print piece.

3D printing is a tricky thing, and different printers act, well, differently. But all of these models have been printed several times successfully by Don. He prints in PLA, with no supports and NO rafts. Raft printing on these would ruin them unless you’re REAL good at getting rid of rafts. If you want to learn more about the 3D printing process, check out Don’s coverage of the CSS Hunely, on this page he details a good bit of information on how the printing process works and shares some tips for getting a successful print.

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Free Stuff

Looking for the free stuff? It’s scattered about, but usually the latest free print is at the bottom of the page. Don prices most of his art LESS than it would cost you in material to print it.

But Don has a mortgage to pay. If you spot something you like on the way down to the free stuff, Don has priced his 3D print designs at reasonable prices. Support your digital artist!

The Double Bubble for Popular Science

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This is a 3D printable model of the Double Bubble that was featured in Popular Science. It includes an STL file and a OBJ file for editing. It also includes a diagram and several photos of the build. Note that the engine is now only two main sections and a ‘peg’ to help align them.

You are purchasing this model for your own personal use, and you are not permitted to distribute the digital file or to sell replicas of the printed file. The file and all associated documents are copyrighted by Don Foley.

This file has been printed at least 4 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 205° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.17mm at a speed of 3600 mm per minute.

Details of this build can be found here: BUILD DETAILS

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The CSS Hunley

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This is a 3D printable model of the CSS Hunley. It includes an STL file and a OBJ file for editing. It also includes a diagram. You are purchasing this model for your own personal use, and you are not permitted to distribute the digital file or to sell replicas of the printed file. The file and all associated documents are copyrighted by Don Foley.

This file has been printed at least 4 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 205° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.17mm at a speed of 3600 mm per minute.

Details of the build can be found here:  BUILD DETAILS

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The Hubble Space Telescope

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This is a 3D printable model of the Hubble Space Telescope. It includes a single STL file. It also includes a diagram. You are purchasing this model for your own personal use, and you are not permitted to distribute the digital file or to sell replicas of the printed file. The file and all associated documents are copyrighted by Don Foley.

This file has been printed at least 4 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model. The final STL file will be slightly different than the ‘build detail’ images, because improvements have been made to this build.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 205° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.17mm at a speed of 3600 mm per minute.

Details on this build can be found here: BUILD DETAILS

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Mars Rover Curiosity

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This is a 3D printable model of the Mars Rover Curiosity. It includes an STL file and a OBJ file for editing. It also includes a diagram. You are purchasing this model for your own personal use, and you are not permitted to distribute the digital file or to sell replicas of the printed file. The file and all associated documents are copyrighted by Don Foley.

This file has been printed at least 4 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 205° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.17mm at a speed of 3600 mm per minute.

Not shown here, but it is on the print bed, is a small pin and pivot that can be used to attach the ‘head’ to the column. You can also just glue it straight on.

Details of this build can be found here: BUILD DETAILS

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Deck Cannon

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This is a 3D printable model of a 17th century deck cannon. It includes an STL file and a OBJ file for editing. It also includes a diagram. You are purchasing this model for your own personal use, and you are not permitted to distribute the digital file or to sell replicas of the printed file. The file and all associated documents are copyrighted by Don Foley.

This file has been printed at least 4 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 205° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.17mm at a speed of 3600 mm per minute.

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Armillary Sphere

Back in the day, when you wanted to get from point A to point B, you had a few tools at hand. One of them was the Armillary Sphere, which kept a record of the night skies. It could be used as a time keeping device, or a navigational tool. This is Don’s take on this instrument. It, of course, is not an accurate measuring tool, but a nice desktop piece. To keep it from being just a chunk of plastic, Don is (and will continue for several days after this publishing) working on how to paint this to make it look like an old armillary sphere. Meanwhile, feel free to download it and follow along with his ‘detailing’ experience. It needs two ‘prints’ based on a 6″ x 9″ bed. They are called Astro1.stl and Astro2.stl.

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It will take two builds, at high resolution (the only way Don prints) the first will be 10 hours, the second around 8 hours, depending 0n your settings.

It is a semi-complex assembly, so Don has provided instructions for the build in the download.

This is a 3D printable model of an armillary sphere. It includes an STL file and a OBJ file for editing. It also includes a diagram. You are purchasing this model for your own personal use, and you are not permitted to distribute the digital file or to sell replicas of the printed file. The file and all associated documents are copyrighted by Don Foley.

This file has been printed at least 3 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 205° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.17mm at a speed of 3600 mm per minute.

Details on the build can be found here: BUILD DETAILS

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Mr. Shark

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The shark is print will build a 9″ long, largely hollow shark, the main section assembled in two pieces, with three fins attaching to the main body.

This file has been printed at least 3 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 190° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.10mm at a speed of 2500 mm per minute.

Details on the build can be found here: BUILD DETAILS

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Ellis Island Customs House

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Ellis Island was the gateway to over 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1954. The structure we know as the main Customs House was built in 1900, replacing a previous wooden structure which burn in the 1890s. To Celebrate the Fourth of July this year, Don is releasing this model for free for a limited time. All rights and restrictions are still in place.

It includes an STL file and a OBJ file for editing. It also includes a diagram. You are purchasing this model for your own personal use, and you are not permitted to distribute the digital file or to sell replicas of the printed file. The file and all associated documents are copyrighted by Don Foley.

This file has been printed at least 2 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 200° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.17mm at a speed of 2500 mm per minute.

Details on the build can be found here: BUILD DETAILS

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Steampunk Photo Frame

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This frame will hold a slightly cropped, horizontal 5″ x 7″ photo, it has legs, so it stands upright on its own. Instructions on how to paint and detail the frame can be found in the Project Detail section, the download includes a JPG file of the gauges that can be printed out and inserted into the printed model.

It includes an STL file and a OBJ file for editing. It also includes a diagram. You are purchasing this model for your own personal use, and you are not permitted to distribute the digital file or to sell replicas of the printed file. The file and all associated documents are copyrighted by Don Foley.

This file has been printed at least 2 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 205° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.10mm at a speed of 3500 mm per minute.

Details on the build can be found here: BUILD DETAILS

Block and Tackle Pulley

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This is a small, but fully functional old-time pulley. It is for LIGHT duty work, or decoration.

It includes an STL file and a OBJ file for editing. It also includes a diagram. You are purchasing this model for your own personal use, and you are not permitted to distribute the digital file or to sell replicas of the printed file. The file and all associated documents are copyrighted by Don Foley.

This file has been printed at least 2 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 205° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.10mm at a speed of 3500 mm per minute.

Details on the build can be found here: BUILD DETAILS

Colonial Lantern

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A cool colonial-era lantern. NOT to be used with real candles, but LED candles. This is part of Don’s project to 3D print his backyard patio (or some portions of it). The key to this project is #1, buying a candle that fits and #2 textureing the final print to look like metal using Modern Masters paints.

It includes six STL files. It also includes a diagram. You are purchasing this model for your own personal use, and you are not permitted to distribute the digital file or to sell replicas of the printed file. The file and all associated documents are copyrighted by Don Foley.

This file has been printed at least 2 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 205° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.2mm at a speed of 3500 mm per minute. Don used a Duplicator 4S to print this model.

Details on the build can be found here: BUILD DETAILS

You can download this for free (this week) by clicking on the button below.

UPDATE NOTE: THIS FILE WAS UPDATED ON O9/16. One of the ‘sides’ may have been a ‘back’, as well as a couple other changes. Click on the button below to download again!

Navy Beach Stormer

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This is a Naval landing craft that is under development, its side paddles provide both flotation and drive (in the real world). This is a static model, although the front door does function.

It includes one STL file. It also includes a diagram. You are purchasing this model for your own personal use, and you are not permitted to distribute the digital file or to sell replicas of the printed file. The file and all associated documents are copyrighted by Don Foley.

This file has been printed at least 2 times to insure the accuracy of the print on OUR printer. If you purchase this file, you understand that all printers are different. If you scale the file down, it may not print. The current bed is a “makerbot” bed size, approximately 8.8″ x 5.7″ x 6″. We can not insure the success of your print, we can only make sure that we had several successful prints before distributing the model.

This model was printed in PLA, no rafts, no supports. Print head temp at 205° with no bed temp. The level height was 0.2mm at a speed of 3500 mm per minute. Don used a Duplicator 4S to print this model.

Details on the build can be found here: BUILD DETAILS

You can download this for free (this week) by clicking on the button below.

Skeleton Keys and cuffs

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Halloween fun! This is a set of skeleton keys for a Halloween display and cuffs and chains.

To buy the skeleton keys, click the link below.

To buy the cuffs and chains, click the link below.

 

Astrolabe Tree Ornament

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Merry Christmas! This is an Astrolabe Ornament for you to print out and put on your tree! It prints on a 9″x6″ bed, like a Makerbot bed. Don prints it at 205• in PLA.

This puppy has been a VERY popular download (when it was free). But, it’s been a week, time to publish it at a reasonable price. Support your 3D artist!

Don’s Dolphin

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This dolphin began as a study in 3D modeling and has become one of Don’s top selling models.

A video on how it was made can be found AT THIS LINK.

 

Don’s Whale

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More fun with organic shapes. A video of how this was modeled and printed can be found  AT THIS LINK.

It’s a free download, enjoy!

 

SR-72

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Don Illustrated the June 2015 cover of Popular Science (one of his favorite clients) with the SR-72, a replacement for the fabled “Blackbird” SR-71.

For one week, Don is releasing the 3D printable issue of his version of the aircraft for free.

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THIS MODEL WILL REMAIN FREE FOR 3 ADDITIONAL DAYS

Click on the link below to download the STL file.

For more information on the print, go to THIS LINK ON THE BUILD.

Don is placing the cost of this model LESS than what it would take in the material to print it. Please support your content providers!

 

CSS Georgia

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The Confederate CSS Georgia is currently being raised from the Savannah River. This is Don’s take on what the Confederate ironclad looked like. It will be free for two weeks.

For details on this build, click on THIS LINK.

Antique Lock

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This is an Antique lock, replicated from one Don came across at his local Locksmiths.

For more information on this build, CLICK HERE.

It is free for the next week.

 

Freedom Seven Capsule and Stand

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This was the Speaker Award at the 43rd Space Congress. Includes a display stand. Download for free.

For  more information on the build, CLICK HERE

 

Freedom Seven Ornament

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This ornament is based off the Freedom Seven capsule given to speakers at the 43rd Space Congress. Scaled down from the award and has a hanging loop on top.

Download free through the holidays.

For  more information on the build, CLICK HERE

 

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Look for a new space-based model coming soon! Sign up for notifications below so you know when this model is released (for free, for a week or two), otherwise you might miss it.  This print is cool, and a U.S. astronaut has the first print sitting on his desk right now!

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