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Ready to start using your Silhouette Alta? First, don’t forget that your purchase comes with a $25 credit to the Silhouette Design Store. Next, I’ve scoured the internet for websites where you can download .STL files to print on your Silhouette Alta.
15 Places to Find Free (and Cheap!) Files for Silhouette Alta
- My Mini Factory
- NIH 3D Print Exchange (Medical and Science themed)
- NASA (Space themed)
Search Engines for 3D Files
The sites above are websites and marketplaces that offer 3D files for free and purchase. There are also a few search engines that will search the sites above, forums, and other places on the internet. They are helpful if you are looking for a specific type of design instead of browsing. They are:
Just a gentle reminder: Be sure to read the licensing information included with any file you download on the internet. Similarly to cut files and fonts, 3D files are available for personal use and commercial use. (Need a refresher on the difference? See this post.)
That’s it! Thanks for sticking with me all week long during my unofficial ‘Alta Week’! I’m excited to watch crafters push the limits of the Silhouette Alta to see what it can do.
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Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.