The Hubs Standard
How Hubs controls the quality of your parts
We’ve reinvented cross-docking for quality control
Cross-docking is mostly used to make shipping more efficient. We’ve added a crucial quality control element to our cross-docking process. In addition to extensive quality checks conducted on-site by manufacturing partners, parts of shipments are reassessed by Hubs’ source inspectors and/or QC teams at our Amsterdam and Chicago cross-docks. This applies to many globally sourced orders with an emphasis on critical line items.
Quality control from design to delivery
To ensure our parts always meet the Hubs Standard, we have in-house and on-site quality control (QC) systems and protocols in place. Every custom part gets checked on site by our manufacturing partners according to our guidelines. Depending on the manufacturing location and the complexity of the order, many parts undergo a second-inspection by Hubs' source inspectors and/or at our cross-docks before delivery.
All Hubs manufacturing partners (MPs) perform in-house quality checks before sending custom parts to our facilities or to their final destinations. We have teams on the ground responsible for regular audits across the supplier network, to ensure that every MP is consistently following the Hubs Standard for production as well as QC.
Alongside our cross-docks in Amsterdam and Chicago, we also have teams actively performing quality checks across the manufacturing network. Our on-site teams in China and India (with more on the way) inspect all outgoing orders using the Hubs Standard. If you’d like to receive a full QC report, you can request one when you order your custom parts.
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 email@example.com.
Meet the quality control experts
We have a dedicated team of quality control engineers and support staff at our cross-docks in Amsterdam and Chicago and on-site in China and India. These QC teams make sure that all of Hubs’ processes run smoothly and efficiently, from quote to production to final delivery.
“I work to confirm that all parts and documentation meet our quality standards and policies, along with the requirements from our customers. Quality control is a complex puzzle, and I’m dedicated to keeping our processes streamlined.”
“Whenever I get a part in that’s not up to spec, I don’t just solve the part issue, I also help update processes with the team so that we don’t run into the same manufacturing problems in the future.”
“The team is always learning more and raising our benchmarks. Being a custom part manufacturer means that not every part fits existing standards, and it’s always a fun challenge to upgrade standards to fit our capabilities as they grow and improve.”
“I make sure that your parts go through rigorous checks here and with our manufacturing partners, so that all components are up to spec before shipping out to you.”
Our cross-docks are equipped to inspect any part
Our cross-docking teams inspect for surface finish quality, threads and gauges, packaging and much more, ensuring your parts meet your exact specifications. To offer the highest grade inspection capabilities, both cross-docks are equipped with state-of-the-art tools.
Equipment we use
Micro-Vu (optical measurement machine)
Calipers and micrometers
Surface roughness meter
Gloss unit meter
RAL/Pantone color charts
Granite block inspection table
Thread, ring and plug Go/No-Go gauges
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