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Our story

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Bram de Zwart, Brian Garret, and Filemon Schöffer joined forces to establish Hubs. Originally known as 3D Hubs, our goal was to connect 3D printer owners with people who want to print. This concept led to the realization of a global network of 3D printers that would unlock this available capacity to the world.

3D Printing vs. CNC machining

As our business evolved, so did our services. We expanded beyond 3D printing to include CNC machining, injection molding, and sheet metal fabrication to offer a comprehensive range of manufacturing solutions.

Protolabs head quarters

Hubs was proudly acquired by Protolabs, the renowned leader in fast custom manufacturing. Learn more about Hubs on our about us page.


Want to cover Hubs? Here’s a quick overview of our business:

Hubs gives engineers on-demand access to a broad range of manufacturing capabilities through a global network. We represent a shift towards a distributed manufacturing industry, in which small-batch prototypes are as easy to produce as large volumes of end-use parts. Hubs’ instant, competitive prices and near-limitless capacity for production bring innovations to market faster. The biggest names in innovation rely on Hubs for CNC machining, 3D printing, injection molding and other specialist technologies.

Hubs in numbers

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14,000,000+ parts produced
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5300+ machines in the network
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250+ manufacturing partners
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80+ materials, 35+ surface finishes
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Instant quotes for 1-1,000 parts
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Lead times from 1 business day

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