3D Print Forums is a free community with online discussion forums that gather 3D printers and 3D software designers worldwide.
The community's forum organizes posts into 14 main sections. Members talk about all things 3D printing and 3D software. For example, topics include commercial 3D printers, DIY 3D printer machines, 3D printer software, 3D modeling software, and more. As you can see, the community covers a great number of topics, and of course, each of these categories has more threads as subdivisions
Apart from the forum, the community has an articles section. You can use the search engine built into the platform to filter articles according to diverse keywords and over 10 different topics. This search engine also allows you to search the forum for past discussions. Make sure to use it to see if your question has already been answered before.
Trade services and products:
The community has a marketplace section. It's used by members to buy and sell 3D printers, media, parts, and software. On the other hand, there is also a forum for service providers.
Expand your knowledge:
The community offers several discussions on varied topics related to 3D prints and software. You can learn about modeling, machines, software, and other relevant topics for the industry.
Access useful articles:
There is an exclusive section of articles on 12 different topics. You can filter them by category or keywords to find the topic you are looking for.
Inside the Community section, you will find a thread called "Club House". It's a space to communicate with other members living in your area. There are clubhouses for the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and South Africa. Members of each Club House are free to organize meetings or invite foreigners to visit them.
Members share upcoming events using the "3D Printing Events and Trade Shows" section. Some of the events are print shows or trade shows. There are also conferences and webinars. For some events, you will find the link to connect or register. In other cases, events are in person.
Members interact throughout the forum. They use most of the sections to learn and share information regarding 3D printers. However, the "Community" section has a thread for off-topic discussion. It's common for new members to take this space to introduce themselves. Other people use it just to hang out and share their hobbies and personal interests with other members.
Content is distributed along the forum. Firstly, there is a specific section for sharing videos and links to external websites. You can find background music for 3D modeling, 3D city models, and how-to videos.
On the other hand, The Gallery is the second section used to share media content. Members share their latest creations as well as new concepts and ideas. Once they share their content, they can receive feedback from other members.
Additionally, The Workshop section has three threads: 3D Product Design, Post-Production Tools and Techniques, and Marketing & Distribution. Members use these threads to share ideas, tools, and other resources. Lastly, there is a section with Articles about 12 different topics.