Best 3D Printing Instagram Accounts to Follow

3D printing continues to become more accessible. With increasingly affordable 3D printers such as the Elegoo Mars and Elegoo Neptune, Anycubic i3 Mega S, and a slew of other budget 3D printers for beginners, it's easy enough to buy a 3D printer. With websites such as Cults and Thingiverse offering 3D printing assets, curious makers don't even need to design 3D printable files from scratch. While tools, software, and 3D printing YouTube channels are superb resources, there's an often underappreciated source of 3D printing content: Instagram. From purely admiring 3D prints to learning about new printers and groundbreaking technologies, these are the 3D printing Instagram accounts you need to follow!

1. 3D Printing Nerd aka Joel Telling

Who better to follow on Instagram than the renowned Joel Telling, better known by his handle 3D Printing Nerd? Telling frequents maker faire events, and isn't merely a maker of lovely prints. Rather Joel is a hands-on 3D printing expert with tons of reviews, tutorials, and more. Join his over 22K followers and check out awesome posts such as a 3D printed Aladdin lamp, guitar body, and a slew of other neat prints. 

2. Printbrothers3d

 
 
 
 
 
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Pineapple 🍍 ⠀ ⠀ 🍍 Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? 🍍⠀ ⠀ Like our posts and follow us for more cool prints, ideas and tips & tricks 🤩⠀ ⠀ •••••••••••••••⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💭 Model by: Maria Sohn @myminifactory⠀ 🖨 Printer: Prusa i3 mk3s @josefprusa⠀⠀⠀ 🔧 Slicer: PrusaSlicer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⚙ Layerheight: 0.15mm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⏰ Printing-Time: ca. 14h⠀ 🚥 Filament: Gold and opal green @redlinefilament⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 Camera: Nikon D5200 @nikoneurope ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •••••••••••••••⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #printbrothers3d #3dprinting #3dprint #prusa #prusai3mk3 #makers #3dprinter #filament #fdm #fdmprinter #thingiverse #myminifactory #3d #pineapple #fruit

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With over 10K followers, Print Brothers are, well 3D printing gurus. In a few clicks, you'll surely find inspiration for a future project. Highlights include a 3D printed Pickachu, 3D printable Albus Dumbledore, and a cute pineapple. Helpfully, posts feature information in captions including the designer of that model, slicer used, printer used, layer height, filament type, and a host of other stats so that eager makers may replicate prints.

3. Luis F. Corado

 
 
 
 
 
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Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle #3dmodel #3dprinted #scalemodel soon available on my #shapeways store at diferent scales #1to144 #nscale #1to200 #1to285 for #wargaming

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A self-professed 3D printing and 3D modeling enthusiast, Luis F. Corado prints some rad items. Notably, he's pretty into 3D printable parts for RC airplanes. Aside from that, Corado prints models such as an MRAP Bushmaster 2010. Often, Luis reveals where he obtained the STL files so that fans may print those designs as well. If you're into models, army figurines, and life-like 3D printed items, drop Corado a follow. 

4. 3dbrooklyn

 
 
 
 
 
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Away from Brooklyn but not feeling far

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As the name suggests, 3D Brooklyn is based in Brooklyn. As their Insta bio boasts, 3DBrooklyn bridges the gap between people and technology. Or Brooklyn bridges it, if you will. Here, you'll find 3D printed sunglasses, a 3D printed beer can holder (please drink responsibly), vases, and any number of household objects as well as 3D printable novelty items. Fun touches include a Brooklyn lager in a beer can holder. Plus, you don't have to take my word for it. 3D Brooklyn has been featured on Viceland. Add to their over 21K followers list. 

5. Flowalistik

 
 
 
 
 
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THESE HEADPHONES ARE 3D PRINTED! 🎧⚡ During my last trip to The Netherlands, my friend @ken_giang_ gave me some @printplus_diy Headphone DIY Kits, a product I've wanted to test even since I discovered it. The kit includes the basic electronics and pads, and you 3D print the frame and sides in the material you want (different designs available). I did some tests and in the end I mixed some @fillamentum PLA and CPE. Based on my experience with my headphones, I can say they're super comfortable and the sound quality is very good. If you're a maker or want to make an original gift, I really recommend it! Also, this is not sponsored in any way, just my opinion. ;) • • • • #3dprinted #3dprinting #3dprint #additivemanufacturing #prusaprinters #prusai3 #Prusai3mk3 #Prusai3mk3s #impresion3d #impresion3d #additivemanufacturing #fabricaciondigital #fabricacionaditiva #printplus #fillamentum #prusa #diy #doityourself

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Designer, educator, and professor Agustin Arroyo has a lovely Instagram. It's populated with neat designs including a pair of 3D printed headphones. Usually Arroyo includes details such as what printer he used and the type of filament. This is a huge benefit for his over 9K followers. 

6. Thingiverse

 
 
 
 
 
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Need something to octopi your printer? 🐙 These cuties might tentacle your fancy. Anymore octopus puns? 😂 Thing: 3495390 (link in bio) Designer: JR_jae #3dprinting #octopus #flexi

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It's one of the best websites you need to bookmark for 3D printable files. Likewise, Thingiverse by MakerBot is well worth following on Instagram. You'll find a slew of 3D printed objects, from household items to figurines and everything in between. There's a reason Thingiverse maintains over 80K followers. 

7. Simon Bugler

 
 
 
 
 
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#Miniature #sphynx #3dprint #thingiverse #1337595

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Our very own Simon Bugler is a 3D printing guru, constantly tinkering with his 3D printers such as his Alfawise U30 and Creality Ender 3 Pro. His delightful Instagram is chock-full of rad designs, from a sphinx to a tree-like lamp, candy dish/vase, and even a sort of Mayan Calander-esque print. Aside from 3D printed art, Simon posts drawings and general photography. 

8. Cults 3D

Although cult often carries a negative connotation, certain cults are positive. For instance, I love cult film. Similarly, one of my favorite podcasts is Cult Film in Review. And of course, Cults 3D ranks among the top 3D printing websites, so logically it follows that Cults3D is a must-follow on Instagram. You'll relish scrolling through lush prints with a bunch of geeky 3D printed pieces such as a Transformer, Babar the elephant, and a Joker/Batman mashup that's sort of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde style. Join the Cults for regular 3D printed awesomeness. 

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