3D Printing Content Trends Report - June 2017

3D Printing Content Trends Report #7

June 2017

This is the seventh edition of the 3D Printing Content Trends Report. Previous reports can be found at the following links:

- #6: May 2017;

- #5: April 2017;

- #4: March 2017;

- #3: February 2017;

- #2: January 2017, and;

- #1: December 2016.

Based on global data from MyMiniFactory for June 2017, this trends report is the authority to answer the question "What are people 3D printing on their desktop 3D printers?". Consumer desktop 3D printing is nothing without content, and MyMiniFactory was the host of 29,761 published objects as of 30th June 2017 (.+1,555 objects m/m).

Figure 1: Total objects published at month's end

This monthly report gives insights into 3D printable object consumption for the past month: the verticals, the categories, the top designers, geographical markets, etc. in the quest to help 3D printer manufacturers, 3D design software publishers, 3D designers and other 3D printing industry observers, analysts and commentators better understand the demand for 3D printable files. We welcome feedback, ideas for new data publication and comments about this initiative: don't hesitate to contact us.

Number of objects downloaded in June 2017:


(+20.0% m/m)

Figure 2: Total downloads per month

Most Popular Categories

Total download numbers increased by 20% compared to the previous month of May 2017. Some 20,162 different objects were downloaded at least once accross June (which represents 67.7% of all objects at 30th June). We have broken down below the most popular object categories by number of downloads. For June, Toys & Games once again is the leading category, thanks - among other things - to the VOLTRON Defender of the Universe by Jurica Pranjic and the Fidget Twisters by Devin Montes. Fan Art came in as clear second. Props and Cosplay, Home & Garden and Scan the World also came in with a double-digit share of downloads. The top 6 categories have been the same (though in varying order) accross all reports since December 2016.

Figure 3: Most popular categories - June 2017

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Top Designers

Below are the top downloaded designers or profiles for June 2017 - designers whose objects were particularly popular for the month. The trio on the podium stays the same as for March: Scan the World tops the list, followed by Devin Montes from YouTube channel MakeAnything and Kirby Downey. We see many designers on this list from the MyMiniFactory Studios Program - the fact that they share their work exclusively to MyMiniFactory means an increase in download numbers. These numbers then translate into revenue for these designers.





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Scan The World


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Devin Montes


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Kirby Downey


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Jill Cope


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Daniel Lilygreen


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Michal Fanta


7 (+11)

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Jurica Pranjic


8 (-1)

Muzz64 1,852

9 (+1) 

Lloyd Roberts


10 (+3)


 Fotis Mint



Countries by Popularity

The map below indicates download percentages by country. Hover over each country to see the percentage of total downloads that came from that location. USA topped the list once again with 29.96% - a decrease over last month, but still a clear leader in the market in terms of individual countries.

The top 3 countries by downloads were: USA (29.96%), the United Kingdom (5.49%) and Germany (5.21%).

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That's it for the June report! We will be building on this trend report month on month to bring you more data and insight. If you have any suggestions or ideas for what you'd like to see in the next report - or would like custom or more detailed information - please get in touch. If you'd like to be notified when the next report is released just input your email address below.