Since wallets are traditionally soft and flexible, 3D printed wallets are a little difficult to imagine. But actually, there are tons of cool wallet designs you can 3D print today.
Rigid wallets and flat card holders are the most common 3D printed wallets, but that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. With some smart models and designs out there, we’re going to look at some of the coolest 3D printed wallets to check out if you happen to need a new one.
Simple and minimalist wallets are popular these days. They’re light, easy to carry around, and harder for pickpockets to nab.
They are effectively small rigid wallets with segments to hold credit cards, business cards, and even keys.
So, here’s a few easy-to-print wallets without all the bells and whistles that anyone can 3D print.
This EDC wallet is a cool design that holds all your important cards (and a few bills if you like) in one place.
You will need to use a rubber band or something as elastic to hold it together, however, as the design doesn’t allow for free movement of the parts.
Spare keys are good to have around, but simply storing them in your house defeats the purpose. While doormats and fake rocks are often go-tos, they’re obvious spots for would-be thieves to check.
This slim wallet is a take on a traditional minimalist wallet that has enough space for a single key. Avoid being locked out by carrying your spare key in this 3D printed wallet so you’ll know it’s safe and out of the scope of uninvited guests.
The designer has admitted to not being a 3D printing expert, so you may need to tweak the design and infill, but it looks solid to me!
In addition, if you like to take your files with you, I recommend this minimalist wallet that’s similar to the slim one above, but with a built-in slot for a single USB drive.
Flat card holders are handy enough, but they normally can’t hold much without being too big to be practical.
3D printed flipping wallets are great for those of you who have a few too many cards for a standard wallet. This flipping wallet design is one of many, but it’s the one I’ve found to be the most reliable while still being simple to make.
The Smart Wallet
Speaking of cool flip wallet designs, this smart wallet is a sleek model that holds up to nine cards.
There are two different designs, one that simply holds your bills and one that actually hides them when the wallet is closed. This is good news if you’re worried about thieves but still like to carry cash.
Non-Money 3D Printed Wallets
3D printed wallets aren’t just for holding credit cards and cash. Sometimes they’re just useful tools to store and keep track of other important objects. I for one dislike having things loose in my pockets or bags, so I have any number of organizers for any pocket-size things I happen to need to carry around.
SD Card Wallet
If you’re a shutterbug, then you probably know the pain of keeping those tiny SD cards safe and organized.
Fortunately, this simple SD card wallet is a great way to keep them all together and away from pocket lint. Could be a lifesaver on your next vacation or tour!
If you carry around more than 4 SD cards, then you can simply tweak the design or choose from one of the similar models here.
The heavy duty technicians’ wallet is a 3D printed carrier for just about anything. As an all-in-one, it’s practically a pocket-size travel box, making it one of the coolest 3D printed wallet designs out there!
A simple print that’s been tweaked over time, the heavy duty wallet can hold an SD card, SD card reader, floss pick, nano Wi-Fi adapter, USB stick, and up to nine business and credit cards just to name a few!
It’s easy to see why this is the perfect wallet for anyone who finds themselves digging through bags and drawers for the smallest of conveniences.
Cool 3D Printed Wallet Designs
Wallets don’t have to be simple billfolds or plastic with slots. Sometimes putting a new or even practical touch on a wallet makes it a lot better.
Here are some 3D printed wallets with cool touches that make them even more useful.
Millions of people around the world have invested in cryptocurrencies, and each of them needs to keep constant track of what they’re worth.
If you’re an investor yourself and don’t mind some extra work, then you’ll definitely want to check out this cool 3D printed wallet case. It comes with instructions on how to add a small screen that, if kept connected to Wi-Fi, keeps live track of your crypto’s value.
It makes sense when you think about it. What better way to keep track of your money than with the wallet in which you carry it?
Similarly, there’s this digital wallet that’s partially 3D printed and, with the right software, helps you keep track of your passwords for various social media sites. Just be extra sure not to lose that one!
There are two things we carry around a lot, wallets and phones. Both of these are noticeable rectangles in our pockets and can ruin a good outfit or even be uncomfortable to carry around. Not to mention they’re very easy for would-be pickpockets to see and target.
If you’re a fan of skinny jeans then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
With flexible filament, you can 3D print this squishy wallet. It’s just like carrying your bills loose in your pocket while still keeping them organized.
It’s a simple idea that’s great for quick shopping trips or nights out so you don’t need to fumble with an awkward rectangle when you need to pay and will barely even notice carrying around.
If you still need it to be slimmer, then you’ll be happy to know that the designer made an even thinner version.
As someone whose day-to-day wallet doesn’t have a coin pouch, I can tell you it gets very annoying when I’ve got change burning a hole in my pocket.
If you’re sick of sounding like a cowboy when you walk around too, then you’ll like this wallet addition for holding small change.
It’s still a work in progress, but since you’ll need to change the measurements to fit your own wallet anyway, that shouldn’t be an issue.
For a cooler option (albeit a little less useful) there’s also this neat quarter holder for those sneaky trips to the vending machine.
Cassette Tape Wallet
No more practical than a normal 3D printed wallet but a cool design nonetheless is this cassette tape wallet. It looks cool and is pretty well-detailed to boot.
If you’re old enough to remember using these (I don’t know about you but I always found rewinding them with a pencil pretty satisfying), then you’ll love keeping your bank cards and bills organized in this 3D printed blast from the not-too-distant past.
The X Wallet
The most minimalist wallet I could find is the X wallet. The bill clip is optional, but I think it really makes it look cool and means you won’t need to squish your cash in with your cards.
With the clip, the X wallet can hold up to seven credit cards and a small wad of bills. It takes very little material to make, and looks way cooler than you’d expect from a design this simple. All in all, it’s one of my favorites and is wide open for changes and customization.
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