Ready, Steady, Tinker: The Tinkercad 3D Printing Week

Here at i.materialise, we love Tinkercad. It is one of the most intuitive 3D modeling apps to play with, and it makes tinkering with your designs fun and easy. That’s why we invite you to create stunning 3D prints with this free 3D modeling app and win great prizes!

Earlier this year we announced that Tinkercad is one of the 9 best free 3D design programs out there. If you are just starting and have never created a 3D model before, Tinkercad is absolutely indispensable. It’s an easy beginner-friendly app with a LEGO-approach. Basically you will combine different geometrical shapes together, in order to create new objects. But there’s even more to it: Tinkercad is also quite good at creating 3D print-ready files: it exports a solid mesh with no holes which is very suitable for 3D printing.

Many of you already know that, but if you didn’t – it is high time you get to know Tinkercad better. And the best time to start 3D printing with Tinkercad is this very weekend!

We’re launching the Tinkercad 3D Printing Week, which enables everyone who orders a 3D print of their Tinkercad creation with i.materialise to get a chance of winning one of three promo codes for 20 EUR (23 USD), 30 EUR (34 USD), and 50 EUR (56 USD).

Sounds great? Then read on!

How to participate in the Tinkercad 3D Printing Week?

It’s easy: just order a 3D print of your Tinkercad creation directly from the program workspace by going to “Design” → “Order a 3D Print” and clicking on i.materialise:


Ordering your 3D print via Tinkercad is easy.

On the i.materialise website, feel free to choose any material that you like (we offer more than 100 materials and finishes), and then simply add your design to your cart and proceed to checkout.

Note that we will be counting all the creations that you order: whether they are several different designs or numerous of copies of the same design. So the more creations you 3D print, the better your chances of winning will be.

When should you order your 3D print?

Starting from April 16th until April 24th 24:00 CET.

What’s next? When will the winners be announced?

Look forward to April 25th: that is when we will select three winners who will receive promo codes for 20 €, 30 € and 50 € correspondingly.

Each of your creations will have your entry number assigned to it. Winning entries will be selected by a random number generator.

Onward, tinkerers!

We are truly inspired by the models we see and are keen to help people 3D print more of their designs. We look forward to a lot of creative stuff coming out of Tinkercad this week!

P.S. If you’re new to the world of 3D modeling and haven’t used Tinkercad yet, we have the perfect 3D design tutorial for beginners here.