3D printing has been receiving a lot of attention recently and for a good reason - it's great for speeding up prototyping, the prices have come down enough to become reasonable even for a hobby builder and new web-based services like i.materialise, Shapeways, CloudFab and others have made ordering prints simple and accessible.
Biggest hurdle in 3D printing, especially for hobby builders, is getting a print-ready 3D model of their idea. Print preparation is specific enough, you need to pay attention to sharp edges, details that might be too small for the printer, tolerances and think about making your model empty inside to save on print cost. It helps when someone with experience and knowledge of these things creates the printable 3D model.
GrabCAD is offering a new 3D model for 3D printing service to answer that need on the market. We take your sketch, drawing, or even an existing 3D model and make sure you get back printable model. You simply take it to your printer (or upload to one one of the online 3D printing companies), define material, surface style, color etc and that's it.