Source custom consumer electronics parts
From prototyping to production
Huge selection of high-quality materials & finishes
Get full IP protection and quality documentation
Electronics manufacturing for faster innovation
Hitting innovation deadlines and making it to market are crucial in the consumer electronics market. Hubs speeds up the prototyping process and gets you to the production scale faster. We provide expert design support and can make exceptional parts with incredible cosmetic quality. With our instant quoting system and supplier network, you can bolster your supply chains and get custom parts for every prototyping, production and assembly need.
Hubs is ISO 9001 certified and our suppliers have industrial certifications.
• ISO 9001
• ISO 14001
• ISO 13458
• ISO TS16949
• AS 9100
Get validation reports to ensure the highest quality and compliance.
CMM Inspection Report
Full Dimensional Inspections
Material Test Reports
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
Manufacture locally with 5-day lead times
Get your CNC parts machined locally. We offer a choice of local or global manufacturing options for customers in the US and EU, so you can receive your parts faster. This means, manufacturing can take place within your customs-clearance zones, so you benefit from fewer logistical hurdles and faster delivery times.
Manufacture appliance parts, electronics, consumer products & more with Hubs
Manufacturing capabilities for consumer electronics makers
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 (0.1 mm)
Lead times from 5 business days
Why major consumer electronics brands use Hubs
Get access to cutting-edge capabilities and limitless capacity
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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“As well as reducing my prototyping costs, Hubs also serves as the team of developers and mechanical engineers you need to bring a product to market.”
Materials & surface finishes for consumer electronics parts
Our vetted network of specialized manufacturing partners gives us access to a broad range of materials and surface finishing options for prototyping through to full-scale production.
Gallery of consumer electronics parts
3D printing game-changing, customized mice and other devices
Formify is a startup with a mission to make it easier to access completely customized computer devices.
How Hubs helps consumer electronics 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.
Thanks to our specialized network of cutting-edge manufacturers, we can offer customization options from single functional prototypes to higher volumes of parts that reach final customers. We have talented engineers in-house that can accelerate your innovation process and tweak designs to come off printers and machines looking and functioning better, even if every component is completely unique.
How do we ensure our manufacturing partners are ISO 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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