Honda Orders Big Takedown of Honda-Related 3D Printing Models From Maker Communities

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Printables removed all models with “Honda” in the listing uploaded prior to March 30, 2022.

3D printing has been one of the greatest introductions to the automotive DIY scene in years. I’ve written about it before, and it’s amazing to watch problems get solved with unique solutions from imaginative minds across the globe. What’s more, it’s great to see car companies embrace the maker community, even supplying the plans to help build and share custom parts.

Unfortunately, not all automakers share that same sentiment.

Recently, I noticed a part that I made for my Honda Accord was removed from Printables, the newly rebranded 3D printing repository offered by Prusa. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason for it, but I didn’t think anything else about it…until reports of a mass deletion started popping up on Reddit.