Welcome to our 3d printed coffee mug collection.
3D printing doesn’t end at printing robots and toys. You can design great designs for your home, from cups to other kitchen utensils. You can drink from your printed mug if you enjoy some hot brewed coffee early in the morning.
This guide will help you determine the best 3D-printed coffee mugs. Whether you want to drink from the 3D printed mugs or you want to have a collection of cool stuff around your kitchen.
And when you’re done, be sure to check out our huge list of all the sites to get free 3d printer files.
Factors to Consider when 3D printing a coffee Mug
If you want to drink coffee from a 3D printed mug safely, consider these factors.
The filament material
This is important: not all filaments are approved for food safety.
Some materials like ABS are toxic, and drinking from mugs printed using it could be harmful. Before printing your espresso mug, consider doing your own research on the safest filament material.
PLA filaments are considered relatively safe because it’s produced using renewable sources derived from starches.
However, the safety of PLA depends on the specific brand.
While PLA on its own is safe, some brands don’t use pure PLA in their manufacturing process or may have manufacturing oils or other contaminants.
Ensure that you only buy from brands that are approved by FDA, such as True FS PLA by Filaments.ca.
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and thermoplastic urethane (TPU) can also be safe materials for food printing. these have been used in the production of flexible materials such as tires and medical devices, and shoes. FDA approves the use of TPE and TPU materials in the production of health-related stuff.
Nylon is another affordable yet versatile printing material (though very difficult to print). Nylon can also be safe for 3D printing. The Ertalon 6 PLA nylon is FDA-approved and is often used in the manufacture of food packaging materials.
PETG is also a great printing material due to its safety and ability to print models that have smooth finishes. PETG can withstand high temperatures and it’s less brittle compared to PLA. The material is mainly used in the production of food packaging materials and medical devices.
Food Safe Coating/Finishes
If you want your prints to be completely safe, it’s important to also give the models a food-safe coating. Safe coatings will make models printed in unsafe filaments such as ABS safe for use. The most popular FDA-approved coatings include Rust-oleum, Silicon, Epoxy resin, and Polyurethane.
We all love our coffee smoking hot, but this won’t be possible if you use printing materials that cannot withstand heat. The best material to use is one that has a higher melting point than the boiling point of your coffee.
PETG and nylon filaments have high heat resistance. It is for this reason that nylon is used in the production of sausage sheaths.
3D printed models often have layers of material, which act as a good breeding space for bacteria. When printing your coffee mug, ensure that you smoothen all the edges and the surfaces so that bacteria don’t find any cracks to hide. Using a food-safe coating can also keep bacteria at bay.
It loses meaning if you print a cup that you cannot use due to being porous. If you want to create a water-tight coffee mug, increase the extrusion and check the printing materials’ heat resistance.
Best 3D Print Coffee Cup Models
Here are some free coffee mug print models. You only need to download the STL files, print them, and enjoy your black or white coffee.
1. Stephen Colbert Mug Mug
A coffee mug of Stephen Colbert’s “mug” (face). It’s a “Mug mug” that’s sure to get people’s attention around the office.
2. Mark Head Coffee Mug
Drink your cappuccino from a mug shaped like your head.
For this specific model, Mark the Bruce scanned his head using an Xbox Kinect and ReconstructMeQT. He then remodeled the head to look like a coffee cup.
Glazed ceramic is the best print material if you want the mug to be functional. Otherwise, you can still print using other filament materials that aren’t food safe but then hold it as a collection. Mark also says it’s possible to print this cup in glass via Shapeways.
3. Coffee Cup Christmas Ornament
Are you out of ideas on ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree? This free coffee cup model is the perfect addition to your collectibles. The cup has a cutout at the bottom so that it’s easy to tie the loop without the strings showing.
The model prints in three parts. The cup is hollow, which makes it print faster and easier. Then there is an insulator ring and a lid. The cup and the insulator print at a thickness of about 0.4mm and a zero percent infill. The lid prints at 1.2 mm thickness for the walls and a 20 percent infill. For the height, you can customize it according to your preference.
You may or may not need to use glue to stick the parts together. Even without glue, if you use the correct print settings, the parts should snap together without a problem.
For glue, I prefer Loctite glue because it’s the only crazy glue I’ve found that can be used again and again without clogging.
- Rubber Toughened: Loctite’s most durable cyanoacrylate super glue formula resists water, impact, shock, vibration for materials subject to daily use and harsh conditions
- No Drip or Run: No-mess formula is ideal for vertical applications and does not drip or run
- Maximum Control: Features a patented easy side-squeeze bottle design for Maximum control and pinpoint accuracy and application
- Versatile: Works well on a variety of porous and non-porous surfaces including leather, china, wood, rubber, metal, paper, ceramic, hard plastics and more
4. LIT espresso cup/mug approximately 3oz. (29ml)
This specific cup can hold about 3 ounces of coffee. You can scale it up to a standard mug or even couple it up as a pen holder.
Print this one at 100% infill (solid print). The creator also recommends that you use food-safe printing filament. Don’t pour boiling coffee to prevent melting down when using the cup.
5. Tiki Mug
This 3D print rustic mug is perfect to complement a Hawaiian lifestyle. The Tiki cup was printed in clear PLA and painted with Rustoleum red primer and black acrylic paint.
It’s important to note that the original model is solid with only a shallow hollow part. You can customize it to be more functional by printing it with zero infills and zero top layers.
6. Adventure Time – Jake the Dog Mug
If you are a dog lover, this mug is perfect for you. The original mug was white, but you can print it in different colors. When printing, the creator used High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) plastic because it’s food safe.
To get the correct settings on your slicer, you should adjust the size to a standard mug.
- 1.75mm diameter, 1kg net weight, HIPS Filament
- Filament Roundness: +/- 0.07mm
- Filament Diameter: +/- 0.05mm
- Recommended Print Temperature: 210 - 230°C, depending on printer model
7. Raktajino Mug (Replimat)
In the 1980s, before cupholders were standard on all cars, the wide-based Raktajino mug were standard. The large base makes it quite stable on a floor or dashboard.
These days a Raktajino mug might have more use at a campsite, where flat surfaces can be much harder to find.
8. Crushed Coffee cup
The cup is already crushed for you, and now you only need to crush and brew the coffee beans to perfection. You don’t need any support materials to print this cup.
Ensure that you use print materials labeled as food safe in their ‘material safety data sheet (MSDS)’; otherwise, you shouldn’t drink from a printed cup.
However, if you use a material like PLA or PETG, which are relatively safe, it’s crucial to use a food-safe overcoat.
9. Coffee Mug
The creator of this coffee cup model was inspired by his daughter, who wanted a plastic coffee mug. The cup can hold about 5.67 ounces of fluid. It’s easy to print this model because it requires no support materials. Besides, you can create a family collection using different colors.
10. Coffee Mug Coaster
A super simple, super functional 3d printed coffee coaster is a great pairing for your 3D printed coffee mug.
11. caffeine coaster
Scientists, now you can place your piping hot mug on a coaster made from the caffeine compound.
This is a fairly fast and easy print. If you’re using a 0.15mm line height and a standard 0.4mm nozzle it should take just over 2 hours to print.
12. Yeti coffee mug pegboard holder
If you use pegboard to organize things (I use a ton), then this pegboard-specific Yeti holder is perfect for you.
It uses four friction-fit pegs to lock in the holder.
Need a Yeti? Get one below. Then be sure to check out our free 3d printed pegboard files post to get organized by tonight.
- The Rambler 20 oz. is made from durable stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation to protect your hot or cold beverage at all costs
- These Ramblers come standard with the YETI MagSlider Lid, the only drink lid that uses the power of magnets to keep your water, beer, or favorite drink on lock
- While the MagSlider Lid adds a barrier of protection for keeping drinks contained and preventing heat or cold from escaping, Please Note – The MagSlider Lid is not leakproof and will not prevent...
- YETI Ramblers are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and have a No Sweat Design to make sure your hands stay dry. The tough Duracoat coating on the colored tumblers won’t crack, peel or fade
What to do next
The above guide is a collection of our favorite 3D print coffee mug models.
If you intend to drink from any of the above mugs, we recommend using only filament material labeled as Food Safe in their Material Safety Data Sheet. Also, don’t use a brass nozzle, as they can contain lead.
Be sure to check out our huge list of places to get free 3d print models.