Cults (3D printing marketplace)

Cults is a 3D printing marketplace allowing designers, makers and other users to share free and paid models meant for 3D printing. It is also a social network where 3D printing enthusiasts can interact.[1]

Type of site
3D printing marketplace
Available inEnglish, French, Spanish
Founded2014 (2014)
Founder(s)Hugo Fromont, Pierre Ayroles
Industry3D Printing, e-Commerce, Marketplace
Users1 000 000
Current statusActive


Cults was founded in 2014 and is the first fully independent 3D printing marketplace.[1]

In 2015, La Poste establishes a partnership with Cults and 3D Slash to develop, a digital manufacturing service allowing users to have objects printed and shipped to them on demand.[2]

In 2016, Boulanger partners with Cults to develop Happy 3d, an open source platform dedicated to spare parts printing, in an effort to promote sustainable consumption.[3][4][5][6]


The name Cults is a semordnilap: Read from right to left, it spells St-Luc, patron saint of artists and sculptors. Additionally, the first three letters are STL, referring to the common stereolithography file format used by creators.

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  1. ^ a b "About Cults". Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  2. ^ "L'impression 3D : maintenant disponible en mode e-Commerce avec La Poste". (in French). 2015-12-24. Retrieved 2020-01-17..
  3. ^ "Boulanger giving away 3D printable spare parts for free via new 'Happy 3D' online platform". 2016-06-06. Retrieved 2020-01-17..
  4. ^ "Comment Boulanger incite ses clients à réparer plutôt que jeter". (in French). 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2019-02-11..
  5. ^ "Boulanger lance Happy3D, plate-forme dédiée à l'impression 3D des pièces détachées". (in French). 2016-09-06. Retrieved 2019-02-11..
  6. ^ "Boulanger propose à ses clients d'imprimer eux-mêmes leurs pièces détachées". (in French). 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2019-02-11..

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