Thingiverse | Verified Prints

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Introducing Verified Prints
We’ve recently launched our Verified Prints program. We’ve been sorting through Thingiverse, testing and pre-slicing files to curate the designs that will give you an easy, high-quality print every time. Load these prepped files directly onto an SD card and print beautifully in PLA on your MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer. We looked for designs without too many parts, too much hassle to assemble, any glitches or unexpected errors, and that don’t take a lot of monitoring to ensure perfection when printing.

From now on, whenever you see the black MakerBot Verified Files button on a Thing page, you can click into the MakerBot Verified tab to download pre-sliced .x3g files. You’ll also recognize the files as you’re exploring Thingiverse by the red check mark symbol. You can easily access a collection of all the Verified Files here.

Why Verified Prints
Experimental works-in-progress are a key part of what makes Thingiverse amazing, and that aspect of the site will continue to grow and thrive. But we know there are those of you in the community who are just getting started or don’t want to spend the time experimenting with the more challenging designs on the site. You just want to download and print – that’s what MakerBot Verified Files are about. While we’re starting with just over 75 files, we have begun testing and adding more Verified Files to more Thing pages.
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Keep an eye out for them. Happy printing!

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10 Comments so far

  • Tim Owens
    October 16, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Are you all planning to collect all the verified files in some way, either via a tag or through a category as part of the Explore area? I love this idea and being able to quickly find good easy prints is a welcome addition.

  • Andy Soukup
    October 16, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    so, where are the files for the 2X? i feel like i’m being left out.

  • Jeff Keegan
    October 16, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    +1 to Andy’s question. Also, what about ABS?

    Sounds like you need multiple ‘verified’ categories for different printers.
    It would be nice if groups of people could verify/pre-slice objects for other groups of printers too, like a “RepRap Mendel 200mmx200mm bed”..

    • Kate Hannum
      October 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Jeff and Andy! We’ve just launched this program, and at the moment, it’s only for the MakerBot Replicator 2.

  • Tim Owens
    October 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Glad to see the collection. Even though I have an original Replicator which won’t work with these files, it’s good to know where to find a list of good things to print. If you happened to add support for other model printers in the future that would be awesome!

  • Dolf Veenvliet
    October 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Great! I’m sure we’ll get a print option just like with old 2D printers someday… this is a good step forward!

    I don’t think it’s a big problem that you don’t provide a downloadable x3g type file for every printer… that’s almost impossible. Just telling people what can definitely be printed is useful.

    Perhaps it is an idea to enable some members of the community to also tag items as “easy to print”?

    I have some models myself that I think would be good for beginners… any way we can tag or submit items we’d like you all to look at?

  • Joakim
    October 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    To get this function working for 100% you have to rethink. As it is now, only makerbot prints are verified. How the heck are you gone get this working since there are thousands of different objects to print? You wont have the time to go through all stuff, maybe just the “Featured” stuff.

    The idea is good, but it will fail – for sure!


    • Kate Hannum
      October 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks for your concern, Joakim, but we don’t intend to Verify all of Thingiverse, as not all of Thingiverse is Verifiable – there are plenty of designs meant for laser cutters and other kinds of 3D fabrication that aren’t intended for printing on a MakerBot® Replicator® 2. We’re starting with designs from the MakerBot account, but plan to expand to more.

  • dan
    November 8, 2013 at 9:24 am

    This is it folks. The next revolution in human capacity to design and manufacture. I’ve only been watching from afar but I am now 100% certain this is the near future. This is the first steam engine, digital clock or PC.
    Start with simple 100 kilobytes then add 20 years


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