If you have a 3D printer or any interest in the hobby of 3D printing you’ve no doubt spent a lot of time on MyMiniFactory which hosts the models to make just about anything, and today it has reached a milestone in that department.

The site has reported on Twitter that it has had a hundred thousand models uploaded, with that number likely to be higher by the time you read this.

The 100K spot was nabbed by Enrico Sartori (enricosx on the site) and his skull pen holder which was created in Tinkercad. You can download it here and see it in the header image above.

If you’re a Thingiverse die-hard and haven’t given MyMiniFactory a try, it offers several features which may make you want to jump ship. It has several processes in place to ensure that the models uploaded to the site are in fact printable for one.

When we interviewed a representative from the site back in 2016 they told us that, back when the site first started, every single uploaded model was first printed by the MyMiniFactory team to ensure that the files were of high quality.

The site has also made strides to earn their uploaders money. Those who host their models on there can accept tips from the community for their free models, or they can even outright sell their designs through the store.

This community collaboration has also done some unprecedented things, including the 3D printing of officially licenced properties. Both Cartoon Network and Valiant Comics have offered various models on MyMiniFactory that were created by community members and came with the seal of approval from the licence holders.

We can get into more aspects such as the overall stability of the site (Thingiverse has been experiencing a lot of browsing and uploading problems of late) but we’ll instead recommend that you explore our 3D Print of the Day archive which shows off the best prints from everywhere on the internet.

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.