mHUB uses mhub.makeros.com to organize jobs for its professional 3D printers, including the SLS 3D printer.Files submitted to the site by 6am Thursday will be included in the weekly build and can be picked up Monday afternoon.Follow the steps below to submit an STL file for SLS printing.
- Create an account or log in to your existing account. This username and password is unrelated to your mHUB credentials.
- Create a project to hold all the files for a particular week's build. Add as many STL files as you like to the project. Note that you cannot delete a project or files.
- With the STL files loaded, you can create an estimate by choosing the printing method and the quantity. Estimates are helpful for determining the cost of a print, but they do not comitt you to purchasing the print.
- On the billing tab, create an invoice including the estimates you wish to order. The invoice will include only the estimate you wish to print and pay for. Pay the invoice with any credit card and your files will be added to the next build.
- The website will be used to update you on the progress of the print. When a job is marked complete, you can find the parts bagged in the 3D printing lab for pickup. The project will be removed from the website after the prints are picked up.
Remember - you must create and pay an invoice from the quotes to order a print.
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The SLS printer is a true additive manufacturing resource; it can be used to fulfull a short runs of part instead of injection molding or milling. There is no up front tooling or set up cost. Designs can be revised during the production run with little disruption or added cost.
mHUB accomodates production use of the SLS without disruption the scheduled weekly job. You should contact the shop staff and provide files through MakerOS well in advance of you part deadline so we can schedule your production run. We will respond with a shedule to deliver your parts.
If your total print cost is over $1000, or if you require a part quantity over 100, it is likely we will run your parts outside of the weekly member build.There is no price discount for production jobs. We may require that you provide post processing labor for large production jobs.
We accomodate rush SLS jobs in the following way. If your rush job includes enough parts to reach $700 in charges, we will run your parts right away, and you can expect your job to be ready for pick up within 48 hours.
A user can also "buy the build" where they agree to pay a minimum of $700 in order to have a small volume of parts run right away.
We need to be contacted by email before comitting to any on demand job. We will not disrupt the regular weekly schedule. Some part orders simply take too long to print and cool to be printed on demand.
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