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dave-hanson

Creating a community within 3Dhubs

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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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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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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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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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