Functional Wrenches

Project STEM

In this project, you’ll be learning about 3D printed on-demand tools before making a functional wrench. View the project details below and start a free trial to PrintLab today!


Project Difficulty


This project is rated as basic and is suitable for all those who have foundational skills in 3D design and 3D printing.

Project Length


The estimated project length is 1 hour, excluding any 3D printing time. The project can be extended by taking on one of the challenges in the last section.

Equipment Required


To participate in this project, you will require:

  • A laptop or computer with either Tinkercad or Fusion 360 software (both free for educational and personal use).
  • Access to a 3D printer and 3D printing material.
  • A set of calipers or a ruler.
2 website screens showing the learning platform for PrintLab's wrench project.

The Learning Platform

The project learning platform takes you through the full making process using a variety of media - from explainer videos and 3D models to Tinkercad/Fusion 360 3D design tutorials.

A website screen showing the teacher instructions pop down menu from PrintLab's wrench project.

Teacher Resources

With our education licenses, you can generate a share link to give your students access to the project learning platform. Each section of the platform also has a teacher instructions tab, which provides you with step-by-step lesson plan instructions.


Ready to Get Started?

This project is available to subscribers of PrintLab. Learn more about our license options and start a free trial today to access a whole range of resources across the fields of 3D printing, 3D design, assistive technology, product design and STEM.


Start a Free Trial to PrintLab