Make: 2016 3D Printer Shootout Models

These are the test model's used in Make: Magazine's fourth annual 3D printer shootout.

Other

Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike

Commercial use is allowed, you must attribute the creator, you may remix this work and the remixed work should be made available under this license.

Learn more or download attribution tags

Description

Each year, Make magazine puts the latest crop of 3D printers through a rigorous set of tests to help determine how they stack up against each other. 2015 marks our fourth year of testing and we have continued to refine the models we use to judge the machines.

You can find out more about Make's 3D printer testing by reading Make Vol 48.

Each of these models is designed to test a different aspect of a FFF/FDM 3D printers performance. For best results print each design individually to prevent interference from other models. Stay tuned for a full guide on how to score these models on your printer at home.

These models are based on the great founding work of Andreas Bastian with his 2015 testing probes https://www.youmagine.com/designs/make-2015-3d-printer-shoot-out-test-geometries.

Models:
Vertical Surface Finish - Tom Burtonwood
Horizontal Surface Finish - Matt Stultz
Dimensional Accuracy - Matt Stultz
Overhangs - Andreas Bastian
Bridging - Andreas Bastian
Negative Space Tolerance - Andreas Bastian
Retraction - Andreas Bastian
Support Material - Matt Stultz
Z Wobble - Andreas Bastian

Documents

Issues

Issues are used to track todos, bugs or requests. To get started, you could create an issue.

Comments

Dc06a73fbb141cf2cc7764602dcdf5ed?default=blank&size=40cthilhi added this to the To Print collection ago
Mini rwreese qr codeRobert W. Reese commented ago

Just FYI, you have a typo in your headline: "models" plural has no apostrophe.

Fa7ea95c5c38eaeef651e4ed42d017d9?default=blank&size=40Jacob Sarvis added this to the Caibration collection ago
32a342e65f1ce90e91427c1252d29736?default=blank&size=40Hendrik Busch added this to the Test & Calibration collection ago
D22a4a307819fbb007e9e412bbdc63bc?default=blank&size=40brhamburg added this to the UM2 collection ago
42230503dbb1346fb96e836316ee7b6d?default=blank&size=40botschke added this to the JB Druck Liste collection ago
60c8691cedfcf939fc352716b43d5248?default=blank&size=40Chris Branson added this to the Printer Parts collection ago
Eb7a0e60922c213fd772948b023a30ec?default=blank&size=40krx added this to the MAKE collection ago
Mini 1385678 10205070354299244 1008455131394468774 nJAT.MN added this to the Tests collection ago
9a76bb2a993663377e307563bbea3023?default=blank&size=40makerme123 added this to the UM2 Mods collection ago
Ee98c6115acf56acae35610af038de7d?default=blank&size=40Stephen Wood added this to the Make Magazine collection ago
94f4ef993fe6a6fd259af3c9c58ac23e?default=blank&size=40JJCadMan added this to the Test Prints collection ago
2341055c4728c8b0f8480e8b1551618a?default=blank&size=40Kevin Justice added this to the PrinterStuff collection ago
7880ada895046128458cc6a001771e89?default=blank&size=40Tatertot444 added this to the Calibration collection ago
80dd0907eeae8aed3378d8ff24325001?default=blank&size=40ChrisWilsonCA commented ago

Here are Google spreadsheets of the test results and printer features:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gZ8gm-KSzJH7uXDafecAdNh-h6nnkJkQ89OSO3yDW4Q

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12wScObdFJNPTUD8yecPBKijWEapZ7HkN5nHgFsqur2w

To sort a spreadsheet by particular columns:


  1. With the mouse, select all columns in rows 4 to the last row with a printer. Be sure to include the bottom row of labels (row 4) in the selected data.


  2. Click Data>Filter views>Create new temporary filter view.


  3. Click the boxed triangle in the column you want to sort and select Sort A->Z for increasing numbers or Sort Z->A for decreasing numbers.


  4. To sort by multiple columns, repeat step 3 doing the least important column first and the most important column last.


When printing a spreadsheet, in the print dialog select "Actual size" and deselect "Fit to page" to make the font bigger and the margins smaller.

Mini haydnlookingoverthepacificHaydn Huntley added this to the Interesting collection ago
Mini headshotBrad Vaughan added this to the Calibration collection ago
Mini screen shot 2016 05 28 at 12.40.32Jacques Wainwright added this to the To Print collection ago
Abec59f1d80d3930ce22b44f2627f3c6?default=blank&size=40Divvet added this to the Calibrate collection ago
69adc8990515124deee8340415ccfaac?default=blank&size=40Matt LaRussa added this to the Printer Calibration collection ago
Mini 3davatarPaulo Rodrigues added this to the Calibration Tools collection ago
7132a5b72a1be56000406b297b99106c?default=blank&size=40Dizzee Jones added this to the 3D Printer collection ago
07f38db22b71f54b471766370955f3a7?default=blank&size=40toleary added this to the stuff collection ago
Mini img 6160Florian L. added this to the FabLab Tools collection ago
3d64913729af00844f753847bf291bc4?default=blank&size=40r3xx0n added this to the Testdrucke collection ago
40f0fae9ba559670328562e609667c31?default=blank&size=40wwench added this to the Mach 30 collection ago
Mini old nuadinuadi added this to the Calbratibles collection ago
51fcb0fa83217ed5d3ebeaba1de3ca76?default=blank&size=40hanndoddi added this to the tolerance/accuracy test collection ago
Mini 330px gordon antlions striders coastGordonFreemanPhD added this to the aaaaaa... ummmm... a collection ago
Mini rowanRowan Zajkowski added this to the Things to print collection ago
650e2a3fcec16d037c413a47579bffd5?default=blank&size=40Camarinha added this to the Geral collection ago
47a6e35505509cdc09bafb5a7b60be32?default=blank&size=40TheOldPresbyope commented ago

Sweet. Thanks for posting the models.

Just wish this page weren't so browser-printing-hostile. It renders in the most recent Firefox and Chromium browsers on Linux box and in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 but won't print properly from any of them. It wasn't in the zip file either. I ended up cutting and pasting to save the list of settings being used.

Mini laura creepermathgrrl added this to the Test collection ago
Mini make logo2Make Magazine published this design ago