Black Hills 3D Print Hub Cooperative; our first print hub

3dHoudini is proud to announce a partnership with Black Hills 3d Print Hub Cooperative. This will mark the first official 3d Print Hub launched through 3dHoudini’s 3d Incubator program. The Black Hills 3D Print Hub Cooperative is in Lead, South Dakota. The 3dHoudini business incubator is providing equipment, training and technology to the not-for-profit production cooperative.

Black Hills Print Hub will provide order fulfillment and manufacturing for all sales generated though 3dhoudini’s Alpha Project and NFT marketplace. The print hub will connect to 3dHoudini’s NFT and 3D Print Hub marketplaces through 3dHoudini’s CAD token®, CAD streamTM and Tokenized ManufacturingTM technologies. The Black Hills Print Hub will also provide an opportunity as a testing ground for 3dHoudini to further develop its streaming security, order batching and production-process simplification technologies.

As part of the arrangement with Black Hills Print Hub, 3dHoudini has provided the print hub with state-of-the-art equipment, including a Stratasys J55 3D printer, Oryx scaWaterjet Spray Booth and training to use both pieces of equipment. The Stratasys J55 full color PolyJet printer can create smooth, detailed parts that convey final-product aesthetics and incorporates the widest variety of colors and materials into a single model for unbeatable efficiency. The Oryx scaWaterjet is a water-jetting spray booth capable of support material removal for various 3D-printing processes.

3dHoudini strives to provide opportunity for the less advantaged and to drive the democratization of manufacturing and design. For that reason, 3d Incubator projects are community-centric and focus on HUBZones and concentrated areas of poverty (R/ECAPs).