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The easiest way to source custom parts

We guarantee consistent quality for complex prototypes and end-use parts, by partnering with hundreds of specialized manufacturers.

  • 35+ surface finishes, 80+ metals & plastics

  • Instant quotes for 1-1,000 parts

  • Lead times from 1 business day

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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.

CNC machining
CNC machining

Milling, turning and post-processing

  • Tolerances down to ±.0008 in (0.020 mm)

  • Lead times from 5 business days

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3D printing
3D printing

FDM, SLA, SLS, MJF

  • ±0.5% dimensional accuracy with a lower limit down to ±0.59 in (0.15 mm)

  • Lead times from 1 business day

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Sheet metal fabrication
Sheet metal fabrication

Laser cutting, bending, post-processing

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

  • Lead times from 5 business days

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Injection molding Injection molded part
Injection molding

Prototypes and production tooling

  • Wide range of part complexities and sizes

  • 1 to 1M parts

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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.

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The Hubs network map with manufacturing partners located in Europe, USA, Mexico, India and China
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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.

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Our ordering process

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Upload your CAD to our 
online quoting platform
Confirm specs
Configure your part specifications and select a lead time that suits your schedule
Production
We select the best manufacturer for your order, and production begins immediately
Quality control
We take full responsibility for making sure your parts are manufactured according to our standards
Delivery

We manufacture rapid prototypes and low-volume production orders for customers in multiple industries: aerospace, automotive, defense, electronics, hardware startups, industrial automation, machinery, manufacturing, medical devices, oil & gas and robotics.

The Hubs Standard

Guaranteed quality, every time.

Threads and tolerances

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.

Finishing & post-processing

Our manufacturing partners follow our strict technical requirements for finishing and post-processing.

Quality documentation

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.

Certification

Our quality management system is ISO 9001 certified and our manufacturing partners can provide additional certifications: AS 9100, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, IATF 16949.

Refunds and reorders

Are your parts not up to spec? We’ll reorder them for you for free, or provide a full refund.

Inspection process

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

Aluminum CNC machined medical parts, As machined, Black hardcoat anodizing, Prototyping, Surface finish
Rapid prototyping

Our platform accelerates prototyping development cycles by reducing pre-production admin from weeks to minutes:

  • Instant quotes

  • 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.

Serial production of CNC machined parts, as machined surface finish
Production

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

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Hubs provides a very fast and highly reliable service for a wide range of capabilities, even for complex designs or specific materials.

Baptiste Guérin
Turbotech
Logo of Carbonix

Amazing experience. All the expectations fulfilled. Exceptional quality and surface finish. Lead time faster than initially stated.

Julian Jimenez

Carbonix

Hubs has improved our turnaround time for getting reliable prototypes with simple pricing and quote generation. They have a great selection of materials with datasheets so we can pick and choose the best materials.

Josh Abbott-Scott
ONI
Logo of Laser Precision Solutions

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%.

Harm Medendorp

LPS

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.

When to manufacture parts with Protolabs?

Protolabs offers lightning-fast manufacturing with its automated in-house machines. Protolabs is a great choice for geometrically simple, time-sensitive projects.

  • Online quotes within hours

  • The fastest turn-around in market (as fast as 1 day)

  • US export controlled parts (ITAR) or critical parts

  • Ideal for custom components at low volumes

When to manufacture parts with Hubs?

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

Put your parts into production today

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