Our 3D printing capabilities
We have over 90 3D printing shops in our network and are well known for manufacturing high-quality parts at competitive prices, from rapid prototyping with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) to functional end parts made with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) or Multi Jet Fusion (MJF).
Fast & affordable prototyping
Dimensional accuracy of ± 0.05% with a lower limit: ± 0.05 mm
Lead times from 1 business day
Functional prototyping & low-run production
Dimensional accuracy of ± 0.3% with a lower limit of ± 0.3 mm (± 0.0118″)
Lead times from 3 business days
Functional prototyping & low-run production
Dimensional accuracy of ± 0.5% with a lower limit of ± 0.5 mm (± 0.020″)
Lead times from 3 business days
Gallery of 3D printed parts manufactured by Hubs
With over 65,000 customers from every industry, including aerospace, defense, robotics, medical, machinery, automotive and electronics, we have extensive experience meeting a diverse range of 3D printing requirements, from prototyping to production: Visual aids, concept models, injection-molding prototypes, form-fit & function prototypes, tooling and casting patterns, jigs, grips and fixtures, and durable end parts.
Instant, online 3D printing quotes
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 - consistent quality, every time
Hubs takes the stress out of manufacturing by guaranteeing the quality and consistency of every part. Each order is dimensionally and visually inspected to make sure it meets the Hubs Standard.
3D printing materials
We can generate instant 3D printing quotes for 25+ plastics. For metal 3D-printed parts, you can request a quote from our parent company, Protolabs.
We’ve manufactured millions of parts for all sorts of applications, but we’re especially knowledgeable in these areas.
Create custom medical devices and diagnostic equipment to get healthcare innovations into hospitals and homes.Read more
Industrial-grade manufacturing for mechanical components and prototypesRead more
Produce complex robotic systems, end effectors and automated machinery for this innovative industry.Read more
The Hubs 3D printing network
With over 90 local 3D print shops in our network we have virtually unlimited production capacity in both the EU and the US, and can always guarantee broad capabilities, immediate capacity and competitive prices. Our manufacturing partners can offer the following certificates: ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and AS9100.
Learn more about our network
Need parts even faster?
Accelerate your project with digital manufacturing at Protolabs. Protolabs acquired Hubs in 2021 to bring you the world's most comprehensive manufacturing solution. Its in-house factories in Europe and the U.S. are specifically designed for automation and speed, so you can get parts with leads timesas fast as 1 day.
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Some of our vetted manufacturing partners
Source parts with Hubs’ custom 3D printing services
Hubs offers a comprehensive range of additive manufacturing solutions for producing custom parts. From single or smaller quantities of prototypes for rapid product development to intricate and extra durable end-use parts for larger-scale production, our 3D printing services enable you to source parts efficiently without compromising on quality. We offer a huge variety of manufacturing polymers, including PLA, PETG, ABS and Nylon, and our manufacturing partners consistently offer newer and more robust plastics. For metal 3D printing, you can speak with an account manager or explore what Protolabs has to offer. Our 3D printing capabilities make it easier to produce complex end-use components or hold your product in your hands for the very first time, all without having to wait for quotes.
A network built for professional 3D printing services
Our network of manufacturing partners brings together highly professional and specialized 3D printing shops. The 3D printing partners we work with are immensely skilled at manufacturing prototypes and production-grade parts using technologies including Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Multi Jet Fusion (MJF). This network of experienced and passionate additive manufacturers can produce parts using specialized printers like the Stratasys Fortus line, EOS P390, Markforged Mark 2, HP MJF 5210, 3D Systems Project and Viper line. So no matter what kinds of parts you need, we have access to shops with professional capabilities and limitless capacity.
Industrial 3D printing services for production & tooling
3D printing technology has developed from a cost-efficient process for rapid prototyping. There are now many bigger, more advanced 3D printers for larger batch sizes of parts and for using materials other than polymers. Technologies like industrial FDM and SLA, SLS and MJF are being used for more industrial purposes, such as higher-volume production and tooling. 3D printing is optimal for creating cheaper molds for injection molding, which overall cuts down the cost of mass-producing plastic parts. Industries like automotive, medical, electrical and even toys use industrial 3D printing technology as a viable alternative to traditional industrial processes like CNC machining and injection molding. With 3D printing, you can accelerate and reduce the cost of industrial-scale production.
More design & application resources for 3D printing
We have an extensive range of online resources developed to help engineers improve their capabilities.
Manufactured through Hubs
What can you create with Hubs’ custom 3D printing service?
Hubs offers a comprehensive range of additive manufacturing solutions for all applications, from single or smaller quantities of components for rapid prototypes to intricate functional parts for larger-scale production. Our online 3D printing service enables you to produce parts faster and more cost-efficiently, so you can speed up your innovation cycle and focus on making groundbreaking products.
We work with a global network of manufacturing partners operating four major technologies: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF). Through our vetted manufacturing network, we can produce parts using specialized 3D printers such as the Stratasys Fortus line, EOS P390, Markforged Mark 2, HP MJF 5210, 3D Systems Project and Viper line. So no matter what kinds of parts you need, we have access to the ideal technologies for your designs.
We offer a huge variety of manufacturing polymers, including PLA, PETG, ABS and Nylon, and our manufacturing partners consistently offer newer and more robust plastics. For metal 3D printing, you can speak with an account manager or explore what Protolabs has to offer. Our 3D printing capabilities make it easier to produce complex end-use components or hold your product in your hands for the very first time, all without having to wait for quotes.
How much does your 3D printing service cost?
The cost of your 3D printed parts depends on factors such as part volume, part complexity, choice of material, which 3D printing technology is used, and if any post processing is required. For more details on these cost factors, see our article on the cost of 3d printing. To check the cost of your 3D printed part, simply upload a CAD (.STL) file and select your material and 3D printing technology to receive a quote within seconds.
How can I reduce the cost of my 3D prints?
In order to reduce the cost of your 3D prints you need to understand the impact certain factors have on cost. The main cost influencing factors are the material type, individual part volume, printing technology and post-processing requirements.
Once these have been decided, an easy way to further cut costs is to reduce the amount of material used. This can be done by decreasing the size of your model, hollowing it out, and eliminating the need for support structures.
To learn more, read our full guide on how to reduce the cost of 3D printing.
How do you guarantee the quality of my prints?
Your parts are made by experienced 3D printing shops within our network. All facilities are regularly audited to ensure they consistently meet the Hubs quality standard. We include a standardized inspection report with every order and offer a First Article Inspection service on orders of 100+ units.
We have partners in our network with the following certifications, available on request: ISO9001, ISO13485 and AS9100.
Follow this link to read more about our quality assurance measures.
How do I select the right 3D printing process for my prints?
You can select the right 3D printing process by examining which materials suit your need and what your use case is.
By material: if you already know which material you would like to use, selecting a 3D printing process is relatively easy, as many materials are technology specific.
By use case: once you know whether you need a functional or visual part, choosing a process is easy.
Where can I learn more about 3D printing?
Our knowledge base is full of in-depth design guidelines, explanations on process and surface finishes, and information on how to create and use CAD files. Our 3D printing content has been written by an expert team of engineers and technicians over the years.
See our complete engineering guide to 3D printing for a full breakdown of the different 3D printing technologies and materials. If you want even more 3D printing, then check out our acclaimed 3DP handbook here.
How do I design parts for 3D printing?
For tips on designing for production, take a look at our key design considerations for 3D printing. Designing models for 3D printing is generally done with CAD software such as Solidworks and Fusion 360, or 3D modeling software such as Blender, Maya or 3Ds max. To learn more see our article on 3D modeling CAD software.
Our other manufacturing capabilities
Milling (3-, 4- & full 5-axis), turning and post-processing
50+ metals and plastics & 10 surface finishes
Tolerances down to ±.0008” (0.020 mm)
Lead times from 5 business days
Laser cutting, bending, post-processing
6 metals & 9 surface finishes
Tolerances down to ±.004” (0.010 mm)
Lead times from 5 business days
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