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Creating a community within 3Dhubs


dave-hanson

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Posted · Creating a community within 3Dhubs

Hi Everyone,

I have recently signed up on 3Dhubs.com. For my local town, Birmingham UK, to become a community that is able to take orders and print we need 5 more people to sign up.

Basically I was wondering if there is anyone on here from around Birmingham that would be interested in signing up so we can make a small community. 3Dhubs also puts on events and other things for the printers so we can get to know each other. Please reply if you're interested.

Thanks!

Dave

 

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    Posted · Creating a community within 3Dhubs

    I'm in the same boat with Orlando, Florida (USA). Oddly it seems that people can still send jobs to the different 3D hubs even if those hubs aren't in an "unlocked" city. I hadn't realized that until I tried it yesterday, and I'm not entirely sure what it must mean to be "unlocked" if you can still use those hubs. I don't have a lot of need for parties and such, so maybe it doesn't matter so much.

     

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    Posted · Creating a community within 3Dhubs

    Problem is though you cant accept jobs afaik unless you are unlocked.

     

    That's what I thought too. Here's a quote from part of an email exchange with Brian, one of the co-founders of 3DHubs. I said:

     

    I'm a little confused, I understand that Orlando isn't "unlocked" but it appears I am able to at least get to the screen where I can send job requests to my hub. Does that mean that when I click "Send request to Hub" it just won't let me do it, or is it actually possible for people to send jobs to a hub in a city that is still locked?

    Brian replied:

     

    You can indeed order in any community today, we're just about to unlock those cities.

     

    So I'm still confused about what it means to be "unlocked". Orlando has only 2 hubs (including mine). <scratches head> I just emailed Brian back asking for some clarification.

     

    -Dave

     

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    Posted · Creating a community within 3Dhubs

    Here's the response:

    The unlocking part is a relic from the past - in the beginning we only accepted orders in cities with at least 10 printers, now that we've grown and added different currencies and local support we do accept orders globally - we're updating the wording on the website next week.

    Sounds like we shouldn't worry about unlocking as it will be disappearing shortly. Cool.

     

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