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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. 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. Due to its status as a common benchmark, it is believed to be the world's most 3D printed object. The model itself is a freelanced tugboat design, and actually floats in water given the right conditions in printing.
A 3DBenchy printed on a fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer
An extra-large (60cm x 31cm x 48cm) 3DBenchy printed in PLA, made on a large-format FDM printer.
A 3DBenchy printed on a stereolithography 3D printer with support material still attached
A multi-material 3DBenchy created on a Prusa i3 using a color-mixing hot end; each part of the boat has been created in a different colour.
3DBenchy being measured with a caliper-like keyring
3DBenchys printed on a fused deposition modeling 3D printer showing different faults caused by miscalibration
Two 3DBenchys being printed on a Hangprinter
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