3D Printing Content Trends Report - Q1 2019

3D Printing Content Trends Report #22

Q1 2019

This is the twenty-second edition of the 3D Printing Content Trends Report. Links to previous reports can be found at the bottom of this page. This edition covers the period of January, February and March 2019, and as usual is based on global data from MyMiniFactory over this period. This trends report remains the authority to answer the question "What are people 3D printing on their 3D printers?".

Consumer desktop 3D printing is nothing without content, and MyMiniFactory is the host to 65,975 published 3D printable objects as of 31 March 2019 (+5,315 published objects in Q1, or +8.8% since Q4).

This report gives insights into 3D printable object consumption for Q1: the verticals, categories, top designers, geographical markets, etc. In a quest to help 3D printer manufacturers, 3D design software publishers, 3D designers and other 3D printing industry observers, analysts and commentators to 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. Total downloads in Q1 were 1,553,182 (or +29% compared to Q4 2018).

Number of objects downloaded in Q1 2019:


Most Popular Categories

Some 50,992 different objects were downloaded at least once across Q1 (which represents 77% of all published objects at 31st March). Below, we have broken down the most popular object categories by number of downloads. The Fan Art category remained #1 in Q1, followed by Home & GardenToys & GamesScan the WorldProps & CosplayGadgets & ElectronicsBoard Games & Tabletop and Education.

Published Designers

The total number of designers with at least 1 object published on their MyMiniFactory profile grew to 13,632 at the end of March 2019.

Top Designers

Below are the rankings of the Designers with the most downloads for the entire period of Q1 2019.

The trio on the podium is a popular one: Scan the World tops the list, followed by David Östman and Devin Montes from MakeAnything. 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. Many of these top designers also monetise Premium content on the Premium Digital File Store.





1 " Scan The World (@Scan The World) 111,815
2 " David Östman (@eastman) 56,542
3 " Devin Montes (@MakeAnything) 49,316
4 " Printed Obsession (@c4th) 45,879
5 " Jukka Seppänen (@kijai) 36,014
6 " Fotis Mint (@Fotis Mint) 18,796
7 " Rober Rollin (@Rober Rollin) 17,367
8 " Clockspring (@clockspring) 16,211
9 " Tanya Wiesner (@twiesner) 16,015
10 " MiniWorld (@MiniWorld) 15,761


Countries by Popularity 

The chart below indicates download percentages by country. The top 3 most active countries by downloads during Q1 2019 were: USA (25.9%), Germany (7.2%) and France (7.1%).

That's it for the Q1 report! 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. 
Previous reports: #21 Q4 2018; #20 Q3 2018; #19: June 2018; #18: May 2018; #17: April 2018; #16: March 2018; #15: February 2018; #14: January 2018; #13: December 2017; #12: November 2017;  #11: October 2017; #10: September 2017; #9: August 2017; #8: July 2017; #7: June 2017; #6: May 2017; #5: April 2017; #4: March 2017; #3: February 2017; #2: January 2017, and; #1: December 2016