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3D printing service Grand Rapids, MI

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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).

FDM 3D printed part in FDM process
FDM

Fast & affordable prototyping

  • Dimensional accuracy of ± 0.05% with a lower limit: ± 0.05 mm

  • Lead times from 1 business day

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SLS 3D printed part in SLS process
SLS

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

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MJF 3D printed part in MJF process
MJF

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

See our MJF services
SLA 3D printed part in SLA process
SLA

Visual prototyping

  • Dimensional accuracy of ± 0.2% with a lower limit of ± 0.127 mm (± 0.005")

  • Lead times from 2 business days

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Not sure about which process is the correct one for your part design? Read more about Selecting the right 3D printing process.

FDM 3D Printing service in Grand Rapids, MI

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing is one of the most popular additive manufacturing processes on the market today. Using thermoplastic polymers that come in the form of filaments, FDM builds parts layer by layer by selectively depositing melted material along a path determined by Gcode. FDM printing is fast, accurate, and cost-effective, and requires minimal post-processing for support structure removal. With FDM, you can use desktop machines for initial and functional prototyping as well as industrial printers for custom end-use parts. As a material extrusion technology, FDM printing produces durable, rigid components in a variety of plastic materials, including ABS, PLA, PETG, ULTEM, and Nylon. While functional and cosmetic properties depend on the material you select, FDM parts have high strength and can be geometrically complex.


For more information on FDM 3D printing, read our introduction to the process or learn how to design better parts for FDM.

SLS 3D Printing service in Grand Rapids, MI

Selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing is one of the most powerful additive manufacturing processes, capable of producing durable and accurate custom parts. SLS 3D printing is ideal for rapid prototyping and functional prototyping, end-use parts, and low-volume production, and more companies are turning to SLS for more industrial applications. Instead of extruding plastic filament, SLS printers use a laser to selectively fuse plastic powders into solid models layer-by-layer. These machines scan cross-sections on the surface of a powder bed with Gcode from your CAD files. After scanning a cross-section, SLS printers lower a powder bed by one layer and deposit more material on top of what’s already been sintered. This process repeats until you have a finished part. SLS 3D printing is a speedy way to produce functional parts from engineering materials including Nylon 12 (PA 12) and Glass-filled Nylon (PA 12 GF). 


For more info on SLS 3D printing, check out our introduction to the technology and learn how to design better parts for SLS.

MJF 3D Printing service in Grand Rapids, MI

Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), HP’s proprietary additive manufacturing process, is the most advanced 3D printing technology available today. It’s capable of producing complex functional prototypes and mechanically impressive end-use components quickly and with high degrees of accuracy. MJF 3D printed parts are durable, even with intricate features, and have isotropic mechanical properties. Compared to other additive technologies that use powder bed fusion, MJF is speedy and capable of more industrial applications and is often a viable alternative to injection molding for low-volume production runs. In many industries, MJF is the go-to process for producing electronic component housings, mechanical assemblies, enclosures, and jigs and fixtures. MJF 3D printing is currently a proprietary technology and can only create parts from HP PA 12 and HP PA 12GF. 


For more information on MJF 3D printing, check out our introduction to the technology and learn how to design better parts for MJF.

SLA 3D Printing service in Grand Rapids, MI

Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process offering impressive accuracy and high resolution. It’s an ideal solution for quickly manufacturing initial and functional prototypes and end-use parts in low volumes. Part of the vat photopolymerization class of additive technologies, SLA uses UV lasers to selectively cure polymer resins one layer at a time. The materials used in SLA are photosensitive thermoset polymers that come in a liquid resin form, with specialty materials available like clear, flexible, and castable resins. SLA 3D printed parts are smooth to the touch and can be finely detailed, making the process an ideal choice for visual prototypes. For some applications, SLA can even stand in for injection molding, especially if you use industrial SLA machines that can print in larger parts with specialty materials. 


For more information on SLA 3D printing, check out our introduction to the technology and learn how to design better parts for SLA.

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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 times, and other order specifications

  • We handle customs clearance and cover import duties on orders shipped to the EU, UK, and US

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Our 3D printing service has been rated 4.9/5

Over 170 customers are satisfied with our 3D printing service.

“Very responsive and easy to work with. Quick turnaround from part submission to production completion.”

Yoshi, Grand Rapids
Standard PLA, FDM

“Awesome quality and very responsive to any questions I had. Prints were completed very quickly. Quality is awesome!”

Jim, Grand Rapids
Standard resin, Material Jetting

“Thanks again for the outstanding work we truly appreciate it!!!”

Alex, Grand Rapids
Carbon filled Nylon, FDM

“Turned out exactly how I wanted it to. Thank you.”

Kemal, HOLLAND
Standard Nylon, SLS

“Good communication, flexibility, and print quality. Well done. ”

Donald, spring lake
Standard PLA, FDM

“wow. the parts were way better than expected. Thanks!”

Eric, Grand Haven
Standard ABS, FDM

“These parts turned out even better than I had hoped for. WOW!!! GREAT!!!”

Ken, BATTLE CREEK
Standard ABS, FDM

“I keep coming back, this is a printer you can trust. Prices are very reasonably. Looking to use them in the future, professionally in my prototyping needs. ”

Joshua, Lansing
Standard PLA, FDM

“An excellent first experience with Hubs. Sean took great care to make sure my part was to spec and even worked with me to make sure it fit properly in its place. I am thrilled to have had such a great first print.”

Carl, Mason
Standard ABS, FDM

“Superb product quality and service. Thank you!”

Syed, Okemos
Standard ABS, FDM

“Good prints, flexible on order, and fast parts to my door.”

Jade, Concord
Standard TPU, FDM

“Great experience! Prompt response to any questions and very knowledgeable! Easy to work with and will definitely use again!”

Kevin, Mishawaka
Standard TPU, FDM

“Very happy with speed and quality of the print. ”

Robert, South Bend
Standard PETG, FDM

“Excellent production and service. Parts look outstanding. Looking forward to future business!”

james, FRANKFORT
Standard Nylon, SLS

“Great service. Quality product. Quick turn around. Well informed updates. No complaints.”

Jake, Traverse City
Standard PLA, FDM

“Parts are great, they work very well. My sound bar is now casting sound to ear level in our living room. ”

Dennis, Dexter
Carbon filled Nylon, FDM

“Great Transaction. Parts turned out as expected.”

Joshua, Dexter
Standard PETG, FDM

“The parts arrived quickly and of good quality!”

Samuel, Fort Wayne
Standard ABS, FDM

“An overall fantastic experience from design discussions to quality parts in hand!”

Ryan, Fort Wayne
Standard TPU, SLS

“Excellent provider, extremely communicative and helpful!”

Drew, Fort Wayne
Standard ABS, FDM

“Highly recommend !! Great Service overall. ”

Bena, Chesterton
Standard PLA, FDM

“Dwayne responded extremely quickly to some initial questions I had. I ordered and the turn-around time was remarkable.”

Alan, Ann Arbor
Standard TPU, FDM

“I am satisfied with the quality of my parts and they arrived on time.”

Justin, Ann Arbor
Standard ABS, FDM

“Could not have asked for a better Hubs experience. ”

Brad, Ypsilanti
FDM

“Would be very pleased to work with this provider again.”

Adrian, South Milwaukee
Standard Nylon, SLS

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If you need manufacturing that complies with ITAR, Protolabs can provide it. Protolabs acquired Hubs in 2021 to bring you the world's most comprehensive manufacturing solution. The digital manufacturer treats each of its factories as ITAR compliant, meaning that even for parts that don’t require it, all receive added security and confidentiality measures. 

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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.

Inspection standards
Inspection standards

Visual and dimensional inspection & defects

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Dimensional accuracy
Dimensional accuracy

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Cosmetic standards
Cosmetic standards

Standard offering & post-processing options

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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 can source any other material on request, but quotes take up to 48 hours.

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FAQ's

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.

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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.

For more help, read our guide to selecting the right 3D printing process. Find out more about Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography (SLA).

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

CNC machining
CNC machining

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

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Sheet metal fabrication
Sheet metal fabrication

Laser cutting, bending, post-processing

  • 6 metals & 9 surface finishes


  • Tolerances down to ±.004” (0.010 mm)


  • Lead times from 5 business days

See our sheet metal fabrication services
Injection molding Injection molded part
Injection molding

Prototypes and production tooling

  • Wide range of part complexities and sizes

  • 1 to 1M parts

See our injection molding capabilities

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