Source custom aerospace & aviation parts
Network of AS 9100 certified manufacturing partners
Tight tolerances & complex geometries
Get full IP protection and quality documentation
Get off the ground faster with Hubs
Hubs helps you launch projects faster without compromising on design or quality. With our instant quoting system and supplier network, you can bolster your supply chains and get custom parts for every prototyping, validation and full-scale production need. Our vetted network of manufacturing partners has cutting-edge capabilities and near-limitless capacity.
Hubs is ISO 9001 certified and our suppliers have specialized certifications.
• ISO 9001
• AS 9100
• ISO 13485
• ISO 14001
• ISO TS16949
Get validation reports to ensure the highest quality and compliance.
• CMM Inspection Report
• Full Dimensional Inspections
• Material Test Reports
• Material Certificates
• Certificates of Conformance
• First Article Inspections
We use a rigorous set of protocols and procedures to maintain quality.
• Special tooling
• Sample size inspection
• Dimensional checks with calibrated equipment
• Review of all quality documentation and industry certifications
• Full IP protections on the platform and within the network
Manufactured closer to you
We can now offer local sourcing for CNC machining in the EU and US. We’ve expanded our local networks to provide custom parts faster within your custom clearance zones. With Hubs Local, our manufacturing partners send parts directly to you, which means fewer logistical hurdles and faster delivery times.
How aerospace & aviation companies use Hubs
Aerospace & aviation manufacturing capabilities
Milling, turning and post-processing
Tolerances down to ±.0008 in (0.020 mm)
Lead times from 5 business days
FDM, SLA, SLS, MJF
± 0.3% with a lower limit of ± 0.3 mm (± 0.012 in)
Lead times from 1 business day
Laser cutting, bending, post-processing
Tolerances down to ±.004 in (0.010 mm)
Lead times from 5 business days
Prototypes and production tooling
Wide range of part complexities and sizes
1 to 1M parts
Why aerospace & aviation companies use Hubs
Get access to cutting-edge capabilities and limitless capacity
Receive comprehensive documentation with every order
Get instant quotes with all pricing information upfront
Make the most of digital manufacturing
Protolabs acquired Hubs in 2021 to bring you the world's most comprehensive manufacturing solution. Combine our global network for advanced capabilities with Protolabs’ speed to get more out of digital manufacturing. Protolabs offers the industry’s fastest lead times with parts from just 1 day and ITAR compliance.
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Manufacturing a fleet of drones to scale reforestation
“Hubs has been pivotal. Being able to affordably leverage FDM processes on a tight schedule let us get out to the field with our tech in a way that probably wouldn't have been possible otherwise.”
Materials & surface finishes for aerospace & aviation parts
Through our manufacturing partner network, we provide access to strong, lightweight materials and surface finishes that can weather every application.
Select from a broad range of industrial-grade materials
Aluminum alloys: Al 2024, Al 2014, Al 7050
Titanium alloys: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 5
Stainless steel: SS 304/304L, SS 316/316L, 17-4PH
Inconel: Inconel 718
Plastics: Ultem 9085, PA 6 Glass Filled, PA 12, PEEK, PTFE (Teflon)
Select from these finishes to protect your parts
Anodizing Type II (Cosmetic on request)
Anodizing Type III (Hardcoat)
Chromate Conversion Coating
Brushing + Electropolishing (Cosmetic by default)
Electroless Nickel Plating
Gallery of aerospace & aviation parts
Manufacturing parts to support R&D in microgravity
Space Tango develops systems for scientific inquiry and research while in orbit. Find out how Hubs helped produce hardware for this cosmic venture.
How Hubs helps aerospace & aviation companies innovate
The Hubs platform is the easiest way to get competitive pricing for comparing order volumes, lead times, materials, tolerances, secondary processes, and more for your projects. Get all final pricing information upfront, including shipping, quality control and customs clearance (when ordering from the US and EU). We prioritize IP protection on the platform and throughout the process to ensure that your designs and models are completely secure. Our platform is equipped with design for manufacturability (DFM) analysis and our mechanical engineers are always on hand to offer guidance to get the most out of Hubs.
To keep your supply chain consistent and sturdy, we adhere to thorough quality control processes and protocols. Our manufacturing partners go through a complete vetting process before joining the network and on-site quality engineers perform frequent audits to ensure they meet the Hubs Standard. Internal teams in Amsterdam and Chicago inspect parts for functionality and cosmetic specifications, and we handle all custom clearance requirements and ensure on-time delivery.
Supply chain resilience is critical, especially when you need parts on a strict schedule and with specific certifications. We offer local and global sourcing to reduce your supply chain risks and provide sourcing solutions to match compliance requirements. Hubs gives you access to the most comprehensive network of industrial 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding and sheet metal specialists with consistent capacity available for your aerospace and aviation projects, no matter the scope.
How do we ensure our manufacturing partners are AS 9100 certified?
We do thorough checks of every manufacturing partner (MP) during the initial onboarding process and perform audits on processes and certifications every two years. To source parts from certified MPs, you can indicate these requirements on the platform or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll match your designs with the right supplier.
How does Hubs protect data and intellectual property?
Our platform is secure and encrypted to ensure that customer data and interactions with suppliers are all protected. All digital models and drawings are safely stored on AWS servers, located in Europe. MPs must sign our Manufacturing Partner Agreement as part of their onboarding, which contractually obligates them to keep customer data confidential. Our General Terms of Sale prohibit orders that misappropriate or infringe on copyrights, patents, design rights, trademarks, trade secrets and other IP rights.
What happens if a part doesn’t meet your specifications?
One of the reasons engineers use Hubs is that we take on all the risks for you. If your parts aren’t up to spec, you can file a dispute claim and we’ll remake your components or refund your order. For more detail on how we handle disputes, you can contact our Customer Success Team. At the same time, we complete non-conformity reports for parts that don’t meet all requirements, with follow-up with manufacturers including root cause analysis and rapid corrective actions.
How do I request materials not listed on the site or platform?
If you want to get parts in specialized materials that aren’t listed on our site or platform, you can send a request to your account manager or contact email@example.com. Our supplier network has access to a huge range of materials, so most of the time we are able to find a manufacturing partner to fulfill your request.
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