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  1. Make it possible to choose material/colour for each print when using the same Hub

    Many times I would like to order several parts from the same Hub, and choose material/colour for each parts, so that the shipping price is paid for the whole deliverance. Now, I have to make several orders, and pay, the shipping, say 3-4 times, just because the Hub offers more options on material and colours. It doesn't make sense. For plastic parts, the weight is next to nothing.

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    • Date on changelog preview

      Instead of putting a new tag, there should be a date so that you know if the update is fresh.

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      • to offer a free and easy to use software

        Hi,
        I started making my models with 223D-Design. So I learn to know 3D-Hubs. 123D-design isn't exsisting anymore.
        It would be perfect when you offer a free and easy to use stand alone software for creating 3D models, that works in the same way as 123D-design.

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        • Add Polyalchemy Elixr to Materials List

          Please add this material that is growing in popularity. Thanks!

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          • Make an embeddable Review widget

            Make a widget which can be embedded into Hub websites, which gives a live update of the latest reviews and star ratings.

            It is often difficult to get customers to review on other platforms, so adding this to our external websites would be a great way to show performance.

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            • printing speed fee

              Since every printer works best at different speeds, adding an option of printing speed to the customer to choose is needed. Example: the service provider pays higher electricity rates to make the best quality of prints because they take more hours to be slowly printed, in some cases the customer doesn't want the best quality possible and he wants it fast hence less electricity is used but printing hours aren't calculated and added to the final bill nowadays.

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              • Allow customers to find a Hub for design and scanning work

                At the moment, many Hubs also offer the possibility to do design or scanning work.
                As far as I can tell however, this ability is completely wasted.
                Customers are required to upload a STL-file FIRST, before they can find a Hub that suits them.
                But what if a customer simply DOES NOT HAVE a STL-file yet, simply because they don't have one. Instead, they are looking for someone who can design a product of scan a product for them that they can then have printed.
                There are a lot of Hubs which would be able to do this, yet, now…

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                • Be Back Online Soon

                  Would be nice to still be visible to customers when the printer is offline, so when they add their part and look through the hubs the offline hubs will be faded out and say things like (on holiday until xx/xx/xxx, printer undergoing routine maintenance, waiting for parts, waiting for filament) and just allow people to send and receive messages to and from the offline hub.

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                  • Discount Day And Discount Codes

                    Add the ability to set a day and time discount, for example on Monday the 14th there will be a 5% on all orders between 2 pm and 4 pm.

                    Also be able to make discount codes for repeat customers.

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                    • customizable profile page

                      it would be nice to have the ability to adjust our profile page, what I mean by this is like a tile system where we can move the (reviews, pictures, about me) boxes around.

                      I don't like this current format.

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                      • Prevent submitting the same order to multiple hubs in parallel

                        Please read until the end.

                        I had a customer who submitted an order that I quickly accepted after checking the model and slicing it to check for printability issues, the customer didn't pay immedialety. I ended up asking him to pay a few days layer.

                        The customer told me that he's waiting for a "quote" from another hub. Maybe he's too dumb to see the prices and delivery costs at the first plate when he submitted the order.

                        This time consuming for everybody trying to check the order and spending time contacting the customer.

                        I suggest 3D Hubs to detect…

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                        • Rating widget

                          Ability to show your hub's rating on your website so visitors can see how "good" your hub does

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                          • Allow visitors to Browse 3D printing services without having to upload a file. (Suggested solution: Example parts files)

                            This would probably help first-time visitors (such as myself) get a better idea of what the website is all about, as well as what prices to expect. I think this would increase the likelihood of newcomers sticking around. (I'm still not 100% sure I have the right idea of how this website works.)

                            I stumbled upon this website while making Google searches about 3D printing. While I have previously dabbled in 3D modelling, I have as of yet never made use of any 3D printing services – I'm merely considering doing so at some point. As such, I don't have any…

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                            • Change minimum pricing when using many pricing components

                              When adjusting the price for materials it is great that you can use many different components to set the price fairly. Although since every component has a minimum pricing, the cost steadily increases with more pricing components. Perhaps there could be a minimum pricing on each of the Marvins instead, I think that would enable a more fair pricing on parts without increasing the price too much.

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                              • Filter hubs more thoroughly

                                I think if 3D Hubs had more filters- such as by response time and or order completion time, by ratings, by orders completed, and most importantly by price people would find what they were looking for more easily and be more likely to order, generating more income for makers And 3D Hubs. That would allow certain Hubs with lower end printers to cater to those who want cheap parts, or if you need a perfect piece you could search by rating to see who does the best job.

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                                • Remaining stock availability

                                  Sometimes the client wants to print something very large and the amount of material available is not enough

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                                  • Change printer name

                                    - As some printers have been added before the list was updated, it could be interesting to be able to select now the real model, without losing all the settings.

                                    - In another way, it could be interesting to change name manually, for example, because if you own just one printer, you must create two printers on 3Dhubs, so you can manage opt-in based on materials and not machines (which is the only way now)

                                    Actually, opt-in is selectable for one or all printers, but in my case, I would like to select materials. This is why I created a…

                                    7 votes
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                                      planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin →
                                    • Your delivery form does not provide enough details

                                      In New Zealand we use:
                                      Company:
                                      for the addresses a courier needs:

                                      Street address:
                                      Suburb:
                                      City:
                                      Postal Code:
                                      Phone number

                                      Currently a compnay name has to go in the second part of the address line, where the suburb should go.

                                      Example address would be:
                                      Company: Wellington Drive Technologies Ltd
                                      Attn.: First + Last name
                                      Street: Unit A, 21 Arrenway Drive
                                      Suburb: Rosedale
                                      City: Auckland
                                      Postal code: 0632
                                      Country: New Zealand
                                      Ph.: 021-123 4567

                                      Request for changes to accomodate company names and suburbs

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                                      • Allow instant order to be much more configurable.

                                        I want to offer instant order, but not for all of my materials within a printer. Some of the TPU prints and other composite filaments are much more risky about printing vs ABS or PLA.

                                        Give each material and printer a radio button to turn on or off instant order.

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                                        • Is it possible to add videos to the profile of my printer?

                                          The title says it all:

                                          I have created several time-lapse videos of some printed pieces and I would like to show it in my profile.

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