80+ metals and plastics
for 1-1,000 parts
Our manufacturing capabilities
With hundreds of manufacturers in our network, we have a very broad range of manufacturing capabilities and support both one-off prototyping and low-volume production. We pride ourselves on being the go-to manufacturer for geometrically complex parts or highly cosmetic parts.
Milling (3-, 4- & full 5-axis), turning and post-processing
50+ metals and plastics & 10 surface finishes
Tolerances down to ±.0008 in (0.020 mm)
Lead times from 5 business days
FDM, SLA, SLS, MJF
25+ plastics & 35+ colors
±0.5% dimensional accuracy with a lower limit down to ±0.59 in (0.15 mm)
Lead times from 1 business day
The Hubs manufacturing network
We have both local and overseas sourcing teams working closely with manufacturers that have a proven track record of making high-quality parts. As our global network provides virtually limitless capacity, your parts go directly into production at the most competitive prices.
After production, all parts are closely inspected twice*. Once at our manufacturing partner’s facilities and a second time at the Hubs quality control facility in either Chicago or Amsterdam. Within 24 hours, parts are cleared from customs and shipped from our facility to their final destination.
* All 3D printed parts are produced locally and only inspected at the manufacturing partner. These ship directly to their final destination.Learn more about our network
Some of our vetted manufacturing partners
Instant, online quotes
Instead of traditional, rules-based quoting, we use machine learning algorithms to compare your CAD to millions of previously manufactured parts and generate a quote instantly.
Upload a CAD to start (STEP, STP, IGES, IGS, SLDPRT, 3DM, SAT, STL, OBJ or X_T)
Price updates in real-time as you change materials, lead time, etc..
No hidden costs. Our instant quotes are not just indications, but the actual price, and include shipping and customs up front.
Our ordering process
The Hubs Standard
Guaranteed quality, every time.
Our manufacturing partners adhere to industry standards* for threads and tolerances.
* ISO 2768 (m/f) for metal parts, 2768-m for plastic parts, ISO and ANSI/ASME for threads.
Our manufacturing partners follow our strict technical requirements for finishing and post-processing.
We provide quality documentation* such as First Article Inspection, Certificate of Conformance and Material Certificate/Test Report on request.
* For CNC machining and sheet metal fabrication.
Our quality management system is ISO 9001 certified and our manufacturing partners can provide additional certifications: AS 9100, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, IATF 16949.
Are your parts not up to spec? We’ll reorder them for you for free, or provide a full refund.
All parts are closely inspected twice*; by a manufacturing partner and a Hubs quality control expert in Chicago or Amsterdam.
* All 3D printed parts are produced locally and inspected only at the manufacturing partner.
From rapid prototyping to production
Our platform accelerates prototyping development cycles by reducing pre-production admin from weeks to minutes:
Instant DFM feedback
Online quote and order management
Live production and delivery tracking
Our platform is designed to be so intuitive that you can order your parts quickly and efficiently without any assistance. But if you ever need us, we're here to help.
For production orders, we have full-service teams ready to guarantee identical specs on every order for the best unit price:
Dedicated project managers in your time zone
Application engineers for DFM cost optimisations
First Article Inspection (FAI)
Manufacturing is about relationships, so we have staff on the ground wherever you are to help make sure everything runs smoothly and on time, every time.
Manufactured through Hubs
Join 35,000 businesses
Hubs is able to do the manufacturing in half the time, and that’s a huge advantage to us.
Amazing experience. All the exceptions fulfilled. Exceptional quality and surface finish. Lead time faster than initially stated.
Very fast and agile. Parts meet quoted quality with reasonable price. The support team from Hubs is also very responsive and helpful.
We noticed an immediate difference in lead time and product cost. With their DFM tool, we managed to reduce production costs by up to 50%.
Hubs is a Protolabs company
In January 2021, Hubs was acquired by Protolabs, joining forces to build the world’s most comprehensive online manufacturing platform.
Protolabs offers lightning-fast manufacturing with its automated in-house machines. Protolabs is a great choice for geometrically simple, time-sensitive projects.
Instant online quotes
The fastest turn-around in market (as fast as 1 day)
US export controlled parts (ITAR) or critical parts
Ideal for prototypes and small volumes
Hubs offers an incredible range of manufacturing capabilities and can support both one-off prototyping and full-scale production quantities. Hubs is the best manufacturing solution for geometrically complex and cosmetically demanding parts, requiring world-class surface finishes.
Instant online quotes
The widest breadth of capabilities, with 80+ materials and 35+ surface finishes (ISO-9001)
Going from prototype to production
Competitively priced for serial production
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