At 3D Hubs, we've learned how inaccessible industrial-grade 3D printing can be – including long lead times, hard-to-reach support teams and high shipping costs. With the launch of 3D Hubs HD, we’re solving this by making it easy for designers to connect with industrial-grade 3D printers in their area.
Approved Hubs that can deliver industrial-grade prints are awarded the “3D Hubs HD” badge and will focus on direct communication with 3D Hubs customers to ensure accurate production and fast turnaround times. Industry leaders including i.materialise, Sculpteo and NRI will be amongst the first group of service providers to make industrial-grade 3D printing locally available.
Similar to the existing 3D Hubs experience, ordering through 3D Hubs HD providers is as simple as uploading a 3D printable file and choosing a nearby Hub.
“Through unlocking this tier of industrial-grade materials, we are now able to offer an end-to-end solution to our customers both large and small,” explains 3D Hubs co-founder Brian Garret. “By combining affordable desktop production with high-end industrial-grade services, the full spectrum of 3D printing is now becoming accessible.”
Following our existing model of distributed desktop 3D printing, we're kicking off 3D Hubs HD in 37 cities with the introduction of Strong and Flexible Nylon. This highly-functional material is popular for both Product Designers and Architects and is 3D printed through the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) additive manufacturing process. Over the next few months, we'll continue to unveil more HD materials and ramp up locations to bring local industrial-grade 3D printing to everyone around the world.
Through the end of October 2015, artists, designers, engineers and other 3D content creators are invited to try the Strong & Flexible Nylon with a 30% discount. Together with the 3D Hubs community, we’ll also be hosting a series of design workshops worldwide to get designers of all skill levels up to speed with printing their designs in HD materials - starting with the 3D Printing for Designers and Architects event in London on October 28, 2015.
For more information, visit: www.3dhubs.com/hd