Dutch startup 3D Hubs is currently the largest network for 3D printers. Earlier this week, the company announced the introduction of a new enterprise-grade API that will connect 3D content with a global community of designers.
The company that will integrate 3D Hubs into a working platform is the software leader Autodesk. This type of integration will take months, however when it’s all over 3D Hubs will have a working 3D print network API for the Autodesk 123D family of apps.
Even though 3D printing is not in everyone’s home or office, you can still connect with fellow designers and get your projects printed. This platform will make it easy to turn designs into physical objects. The average delivery time for products printed via 3D Hubs is less than two days, according to 3D Hubs.
Vice president of consumer products at Autodesk, Samir Hanna says,” Integrating the 3D Hubs printer network will provide Autodesk users with more convenient access to 3D printing from fellow designers and makers located just around the corner.”
As a special thanks to the 3D printing community, 3D Hubs and Autodesk will host a free 3D modeling workshop and mixer at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco April 11, 2014. This new collaboration will be celebrating at the Silicon Valley 3D Printing, Startup, and Creative Communities event. For more information visit: 3D Hubs