3dhubs closing the hubs

As reported by 3dprinting.com, 3dhubs is switching to B2B model. They say, “[w]e tested the impact of a more controlled and consistent manufacturing service and customer feedback has been so overwhelmingly positive, it is hard to ignore.”

So they are dumping every non-professional printing shop (and some professional shops, too) and getting away your ability to pick a local maker or choose between different prices. They are so “confident” about their customers supporting this move, that they hunted down every hub mentioning this announcement, and suspending them for the egregious violation of putting their name in front of their customers.

What does it mean for you? It’s harder to find local 3d print shop, and harder to find bargain prices for 3d prints. Sites like treatstock, makexyz and 100kgarages still exist and take orders.

And of course, you can always order directly from me.

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