Thingiverse Features 3D Hubs "Get This Printed" Button To Allow Thingiverse Users to Order 3D Prints Directly Via 3D Hubs
In this first stage of the launch, selected Thingiverse designers have added a "Get This Printed" button to their designs. This allows users to directly 3D print the object at the nearest 3D Hubs location with an average delivery time of less than two days. The selected designers now also have the option to ask for a suggested tip for their design. Once purchasers are in the 3D Hubs checkout process, they have the option to tip the Thingiverse designer that created the file. This is the first time Thingiverse 3D designers can financially benefit from their designs.
While Thingiverse is a free 3D printing community for showcasing designs, MakerBot believes this is a great way to recognize and support the Thingiverse designers and have their designs 3D printed locally via a 3D Hubs printer location owner.
MakerBot's Thingiverse.com website is the largest global 3D design destination for viewing, sharing, downloading and 3D printing 3D files and has more than 700,000 downloadable 3D designs. 3D Hubs is the world's fastest growing network of 3D printers and has over 15,000 3D Hubs printers worldwide, enabling 1 billion people to 3D print within 10 miles of their home. MakerBot and 3D Hubs believe that this partnership will help make 3D printing more accessible and increase the global adoption of the technology.
"Working with 3D Hubs is a natural next step as we continue to grow our
MakerBot 3D Ecosystem," noted
"This collaboration marks an important step in striving to make 3D
printing universally accessible," said
Eight Thingiverse designers are participating in the first phase of the Thingiverse 3D Hubs partnership. During phase two, more will be added. The participating designers are also some of the most popular Thingiverse designers and include:
Nervous System - A unique design studio that works at intersecting science art and technology through 3D design and an assortment of jewelry, art and housewares.
3DKitbash - A toy industry professional with a history of award-winning and noteworthy innovations that cater to Fortune 500 companies.
Design - Beautiful 3D printed housewares designed by Simplus
To learn more about the MakerBot Thingiverse and 3D Hubs partnership, visit 3DHubs.com.
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With the largest material choice in the industry and an average delivery time of less than two days, 3D Hubs has become the preferred 3D printing platform for both design professionals and consumers. For more information, visit 3dhubs.com.
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