While 3D Hubs was founded on a unique and very well-received concept, and they obviously employ a great team, this is a company that thrives because they have the power of the making community behind them. In a massive capacity.
If you’ve been following their monthly 3D printing trend reports which cover the world’s 3D Hubs user preferences and a fascinating amount of related data, you know that 3D Hubs has become a dynamic phenomenon that continues to grow as enormous enthusiasm for digital design and 3D printing globally continues to spread. Their already formidable list of hubs and users continues to multiply and expand, daily.
Cults 3D certainly could not have found a stronger force to partner with, and the team at 3D Hubs seems pretty happy about it too. The new partners have just launched their integrated API via the 3D Hubs Teleport platform, which allows for another company like Cults to include the Teleport 3D Print Button within their own company app or website. Users can choose designs and files and then simply send them to a nearby hub for 3D printing, receiving their products quickly and easily.
“Cults is happy to announce this new partnership with 3D Hubs. Our desire has always been to offer the best services to our users,” the Cults team noted in a recent announcement. “Therefore, it seemed natural to choose a company as innovative and dynamic as 3D Hubs.”
“We were very quickly seduced by the technical ease-of-use of their API, it was perfect for what we intended to do. The benefit to our community is important because it is a complementary service to our business.”
Cults spelled backwards invokes the historical role of St. Luc (or Saint Luke), revered as the patron saint of artists and sculptors. They also like to point out that you will find the letters .stl in there too–clever, clever–and very relevant to the industry they serve. We’ve featured some of their more innovative designs, available for download, such as the Window Hanging Garden. Enthusiasts will find a great inventory to choose from though whether shopping for other household goods, 3D printed jewelry, gadgets, architectural items, and far more.
As a team, Cults works together much like 3D Hubs does in seeing that 3D printed items can become accessible to all. They are a growing community and social network providing a great way for both designers and buyers to come together, as they highlight an impressive and attractive inventory of contemporary and appealing designs that also offers a great way for up and coming designers to gain exposure. With the advent of partnering with 3D Hubs, their community will be able to go full circle from offering wares, shopping, ordering–and straight to the 3D printer via the new integrated API.
“Thanks to 3D Hubs, people can order from Cults a 3D print of our talented designers’ creations. The user experience is very simple and fluid. After downloading their 3D file on Cults, all our members have the opportunity to 3D print their creation via 3D Hubs’ printers location service,” says the Cults team.
Ordering is simple and enjoyable for shoppers who only have to travel to the download confirmation page where they click on ‘Print with 3D Hubs.’ At that point, the user is able to view a variety of options in terms of prices and hubs closest by.
With more than 19,000 printers in more than 150 countries, it’s generally very easy to find a hub nearby. For information on ‘how to hub,’ click here.
What do you think of this new partnership, offering comprehensive purchasing and ordering for Cults 3D users? Discuss in the Cults3D Partners with 3D Hubs forum thread over at 3DPB.com.