In the past 2 years, 3D Hubs has become well known in the 3D printing scene with (currently) 19,895 registered hubs. Internationally, almost all cities have a hub. What exactly is a “hub”? It’s a space where businesses and individuals allow you to use their 3D printers. If you want something 3D printed, you can email design files with instructions and you can pick it up at the hub when it’s been printed. How convenient is that?
3D Hubs also sponsors workshops and other 3D printing-related events worldwide. 3DPrint.com will be covering these events on a weekly basis, so you can be informed about what’s coming up for 3D Hubs events in your city! For this coming week it looks like July 29, 2015 will be a busy day for 3D Hubs since two events are planned in different parts of the world: France and Canada.
This Week’s Events
July 29: First NavLab birthday| Nice, France
Nice, France is the capital of the French Riviera and is known for being friendly to artists and creative types. While renowned for its “old world” decadence, the city also has been modernizing. This modernizing trend includes 3D printing, but you won’t be surprised to find out that one local 3D printing space still carries a flair for the nautical roots of the city’s old world charm.
From 7:00-10:00 PM on Wednesday, July 29, Nice, France’s NavLab will be celebrating its first birthday with a party. Described as a mix between a nautical laboratory, a high tech FabLab workshop, and a co-working space, Nice’s NavLab has been around for a year and it wants to commemorate this by doing what it does best: connecting people in 3D printing and modeling services for an idea exchange and networking all while acknowledging the significance of the NavLab’s first year. The NavLab lists three 3D printers for use on projects: a Printrbot Simple Maker, an Ultimaker 2, and a Tobeca.
The event was organized by Bruno — the “Community Mayor” — and if you are in the area and interested in attending this event, you can simply click here and you can let them know you’ll be attending!
July 29: 3D Hubs and ColorFabb Workshop | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Also on Wednesday, July 29, from 6:00-8:00 PM (EST) 3D Hubs is partnering with ColorFabb to host a Toronto 3D Hubs Filament Workshop organized by Peter, 3D Hubs’ Toronto Mayor. ColorFabb is a Netherlands-based producer of filaments that are high quality and colorful. This workshop will showcase best practices for using ColorFabb’s new Carbon Fiber XT filament in 3D printing.
Each attendee will be receiving a 275g sample pack from ColorFabb that is custom made and will include a sample of the Carbon Fiber XT filament. Refreshments will also be served at this event which takes place at the HackLab on Queen Street West in Toronto.
If you are in the area and curious about how to print with ColorFabb’s Carbon Fiber XT filament, and you want to connect with the local 3D printing community, this is your chance!
Are you attending any of the above events? Let us know if the 3D Hubs Events forum thread on 3DPB.com.