In response to one of their most frequent user requests, browser-based 3D model platform Sketchfab has now partnered with 3D Hubs, the world's largest 3D printer network, to introduce a 3D print ordering feature that works directly from its viewing window. With a globally-distributed network of 15,000 print hubs in their network (250 of which support full-color printing), Sketchfab CEO Alban Denoyel says that 3D Hubs is the "closest to achieving this vision" of locally-based manufacture that bypasses transport costs - which he believes is "one of the most important promises of 3D printing."
The introduction of this feature means that Sketchfab users are able to create, upload, share and now order 3D prints of models no matter where they are in the world. Combined with the ability to embed their 3D viewer, and their recently-announced Facebook embedding functionality, it even means that users can order a 3D print direct from Facebook or any other website.
Find out more about ordering a 3D Printed Sketchfab model - or how to make your own models printable - on Sketchfab's blog.