Collaborative 3D printer network 3D Hubs can now link 3D content creators and users together into its global community of over 3,800 3D printers in 80 countries with the release of a new enterprise-grade API.

Autodesk, the design software company, is the first to jump on board, integrating the new API into its 123D app family. The Autodesk 123D family of apps provides free 3D design software with content modeling and fabrication services for people who want to make their own products.

An online workflow from the 123Dapp.com site to 3D Hubs is now in place, while the 3D Hubs API will be fully integrated in the next few months, the company said.

The integration of the 3D Hubs and Autodesk 123D platforms is designed to make it easy for users to convert their designs into physical products faster and more economically than in the past. The average delivery time of products printed via 3D Hubs is less than 2 days, according to the company.

To celebrate the new collaboration, 3D Hubs and Autodesk will host a free 3D modeling and printing workshop, and a networking mixer, at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco on April 11 for the Silicon Valley 3D printing, startup, and creative communities.

Find more information and register to attend on the 3D Hubs blog.

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