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  1. Offer options on who to go to for post processing(sanding and painting of 3D prints)

    Many people would like to have their 3D prints sanded and painted. I have done this work and I know there is a need and want for ot. They may have build lines that they want gone. They may not have the time, skill, or patience to do it themselves.

    You should have a listing of people who do post processing. I have done it for various industries such as military, aerospace, consumer goods, automotive etc. At one 3D printing place I worked at I found out I was 40% of the business doing the part sanding and painting to…

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    • Variable Lead Time

      I'm sure this is on here somewhere already but just to re-emphasize it: would be great to give hubs the option to offer variable lead times. Variability depending on material as well as order size would be great. Right now I have my lead time set at four days because I don't want to disappoint customers with larger orders. However I feel I may be missing out on customers with smaller orders, i.e. one or two parts because I can usually get those done in a couple hours or overnight but they only see a lead time of 4 days…

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        • 3D CMYK colour printing process.

          Dear Sirs

          I developed a 3D CMYK colour printing process.
          The method is worldwide patented and is published in
          december 2017

          Its not a 3d printing process.
          This method makes it possible to coat a 3D body /object additional
          with a natural photorealistic ( multicoloured / greyscale ) surface.

          My company is settled in Berlin / Dresden Germany.

          Can this method be interesting for one off your partners ?
          Best wishes
          HANS SCHIEBER CEO

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          • Prevent instant order for object that dont fit with any one orientation

            several instant order have come through where the object when plated correctly for it idiosyncrasies or least support are way too big to fit the printer XY build envelope. Since the order is instant price, adjustments are not optimal.

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            • Hubs Price range

              Price range for the different printing tech. I think is not correct that me and Other hubber have to work under the material cost to become competitive. The too much low-price penalize Hubs with professional machine that are the same person can Made prerfect 3d printing service. I think is incredible that 3dhubs.com don’t promote the professional service.

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              • Order prints via quality level

                To explain this, you would need to see my online print ordering screen located at www.MarkHeller3d.com

                I've found that 90% of users have no idea what 200 microns is. They don't know what 3 perimeter shells are and they don't know what 3 solid top layers mean. They do know what low quality is. They do know what high quality is.

                Currently, someone uploads a file and they get a price. There aren't that many things they can change on their print order and what is there (like micron resolution) they don't understand.

                I'm a retire software developer so I…

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                • HUB Notes field to show up on order screen

                  1: Add a text box on the customer order page for Hub Notes.

                  2: Add a column on the orders page to show these hub notes between the customer name and status field.

                  This would be useful for us to type in order specific notes and be readily available to read when viewing the order screen.

                  This could be used for things like:
                  ... 7 out of 10 completed
                  ... low on gold filament
                  ... customer likes filament brand XXX for order
                  ... customer wants post production, etc.

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                  • Geeetech printers

                    Why don't you add to the 3D printer list also the ones made by Geeetech? I own a Geeetech Prusa I3 pro A, a DYI model and I am more than enthusiast about it! I am available to share my printing experience and write a review of it!

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                    • Please change the new blue/purrple color scheme

                      For me the new color scheme is annoying I suggest to change to the previous colors, or give the option to the user to change them.

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                      • Fulfilled by 3DHubs, make manual selection of another Hub more visible

                        Just noticed that 3D Hubs partners in my country doubled their prices since day 1 as only ONE hub is now the only visible Hub in my country for most materials.

                        I suggest 3D Hubs to add a more visible button during the material selection and give customers more choices easily.

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                        • Allow for print time as an pricing option

                          This has been asked over and over again since 2013-2014

                          now that 3dhubs are using a slicer to detect printability etc i cant see why it has not been added

                          even if a hub uses a different slicer it will still be usefull as hubs can just adjust their price relative to what 3dhubs thinks it takes

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                          • add an option for customers to pick "Print Locally"

                            We get quite a few customers who, once they realize we are not local to them, want to cancel the job and have it done locally. customers need an option for this, an option that makes sure the hub that is chosen is local to them.

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                            • Customers email and phone no. is needed for tracked shipment

                              When shipping with GLS, you need the customers email and phone no., but it's not available and you risk the package will be returned because GLS can't get in contact with the customer.

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                              • Any order adjustments (before printing): should require both parties approval.

                                Please, allow clients during the 'review stage' to change materials and layer height if required.

                                Should there be changes in the terms of service from either the client or hub provider, both parties need to approve of the changes before proceeding to the next stage.

                                As it currently stands, I've had dealings with 3D hub providers who have thrown on extra costs above the advertised, then proceeded with the payment stage. Forcing me to either pay or cancel the order entirely. Seems backward negotiating.

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                                • Open physical hub locations in major cities worldwide

                                  Regional offices for community outreach and education about additive manufacturing. Put the first one in Detroit.

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                                  • Get VAT registration rules right

                                    Okay, the new system for 'fulfilment by 3d hubs' sounds great - I agree that selecting hubs with good stats sounds fair and is in the best interests of the customer. However, VAT registration for 26 of the 28 EU countires is not manditory for small business (depending on the thresholds of the income of the business). - But we all know that your county 3d Hubs has no exclusion threshold, for which I am sorry you have to register and pay VAT and do all the paperwork, but other countries don't work the same.

                                    Here you will find a…

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                                    • Updated/more informed material descriptions

                                      Here is your description of PLA when selected during an order "PLA (FDM) is used for low-cost, non-functional prototyping. Offers greater detail than ABS, but is more brittle. Unsuitable for high temperature applications.". "non-functional prototyping" is very misleading, we produce lots of functional prototypes and even industrial end use parts out of PLA. Also the fact that you say PLA is more "brittle" rather than "rigid" than ABS makes customers think PLA is weak which they immediately think makes it unusable at all. Most people assume their part has to be ABS cause PLA won't work, when in pretty much…

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                                      • I want to make my own doumbek, a lap percussion instrument.

                                        I can provide my own design of the shape. It used to be made of pottery, then aluminum with really bad tolerances. I want to make in carbon fiber. I can provide more detail.

                                        Hhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/574828680/darbuka-arab-doumbek-ceramic-pearl-whiteere is what one looks like.

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                                        • Laser Cutting Hub

                                          Now that CNC has been added alongside the 3D printing it would be good to add a laser cutting hub.

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