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3DBenchy is a 3D model specifically designed for testing and benchmarking 3D printers.stl
3DBenchy as a downloadable STL file
The single-material 3DBenchy model
A two colour 3DBenchy, Side view.png
The multi-material 3DBenchy model
Classification3D model
Used with3D printers
InventorCreative Tools

The 3DBenchy is a 3D computer model specifically designed for testing the accuracy and capabilities of 3D printers. The 3DBenchy is described by its creator, Creative Tools, as "the jolly 3D printing torture-test" and was released (STL only) in April 2015, with a multi-part, multi-color model released in July 2015.[1][2][3] While the model is free to download, use, and redistribute with attribution, it is not open source, as the authors have not released the source code, and do not allow modifications.[4] Due to its status as a common benchmark, it is believed to be the world's most 3D printed object.[5] The model itself is a freelanced tugboat design, and actually floats in water given the right conditions in printing.


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  1. ^ "New dual- & multi-part color version of #3DBenchy test print released". Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  2. ^ "Test and calibrate your 3D printer's capacities with the #3DBenchy test project". Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  3. ^ "Creative Tools Release #3DBenchy - The Coolest 3D Printer Calibration & Benchmarking Tool Yet". 3DPrint.com. 2015-04-10. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  4. ^ Creative-Tools.com (7 April 2015). "License – #3DBenchy". 3dbenchy. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
  5. ^ Sarah Anderson Goehrke (November 2017). "#3DBenchy: A Little 3D Printed Boat Making Big Waves as the Most-Printed Object". Retrieved 2020-11-21.

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