Local Manufacturing by Example

Ask most people what 3D printing is good for and prototypes, bespoke items and repairs will probably feature most highly. There is another use which is less mentioned; but no less interesting or important: local manufacturing. Also referred to as distributed manufacturing, this is changing the way supply chain works. But what does that mean and why the[…]

Everybody loves Frozen!

Don’t worry we won’t be stepping on Disney’s toes here, but a few weeks back when it was particularly warm outside, we had an order for Fairphone’s Snowflake Case. The customer stuck with a theme and ordered it in Glacial Blue by Faberdashery which we list on our 3D Hub. It was a great choice.[…]

Metallic Materials print great

If asked to choose a material to get a great finish I think I would choose Faberdashery’s “Robot Silver” every time. Something about the metallic finish that hides the print layering and they just come out really great. Textures pop and smooth areas don’t even look printed. This was printed on our Ultimaker 2 at a[…]

Fairphone Cases


Fairphone are a mobile phone manufacturer based in the Netherlands whose Modus Operandi is about providing a product based on fairness and ethics through all areas of their operation.

Fairphone have partnered with 3D Hubs to allow local 3D Printer owners to manufacture cases and ship them directly to the end user. This means that they can provide a vast array of colours and designs with a very low carbon footprint.


Source: Fairphone site