Will 3DHubs be the new Ebay of 3DPrinting?

Recently we have been considering outsourcing some of our work to the all new and ever expanding @3DHubs community, with mixed results. The prices listed for each hub vary greatly so in order to minimise the collateral damage we decided to opt for the less expensive hubs just as an experiment on some jobs that were not live.

We tried hubs in #Birmingham, #Sheffield, #Manchester and #London. The part we chose to have printed was the benchyboat from @Thingiverse , however it proved a more interesting test to also use this experiment to evaluate some alternative materials other than traditional PLA. So we opted for ABS, PETG, and Carbon filaments.

Stay tuned for the next post when the results will be in and the votes counted……..



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