Looking to offer your 3D printing and CNC cutting services to the world through the Prototype Hubs platform? Here are a few things you need to know before signing up as a trusted Manufacturing Partner.
Supported Manufacturing Partner Countries
Since Prototype Hubs uses Stripe as our exclusive automated merchant transaction provider, we are limited to making pay outs only to Manufacturing Partners in the countries that Stripe supports. The current Manufacturing Partner Stripe supported countries are:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
Prototype Hubs will continue to update the supported Manufacturing Partner country list as Stripe continues to add new supported countries. Please visit https://stripe.com/global for more details on supported Stripe countries.
Manufacturing Partner Test Project
3D Printing Manufacturing Partner
During the sing up process, all Manufacturing Partners will be required to complete a small Prototype Hubs test part before being able to offer their manufacturing services on the Prototype Hubs platform. Although we do not require you to physically ship us the completed part, you will have to upload high resolution photos of the finished test part through your dashboard during the sign up process. You can download the 3D Printing test part at MyMiniFactory and print it for yourself.
CNC Cutting Manufacturing Partner
To access the CNC cutting test part, you can download it here. Although we do not require you to physically ship us the completed part, you will have to upload high resolution photos of the finished test part through your dashboard during the sign up process. For the different CNC cutting methods we require:
- CNC plasma cutting – any material equal to or greater than 0.25″ (in) or 6 mm.
- CNC laser cutting – any material equal to or greater than 0.125′ (in) or 3 mm.
- CNC waterjet cutting – any material equal to or greater than 0.5″ (in) or 12 mm.
Manufacturing Partner Accounts
Prototype Hubs offer 2 variations of the Manufacturing Partner Account:
Basic Account – Free
Enhanced Account – Yearly Subscription
Enhanced Account- Yearly Subscription.
This article was last updated on March 29, 2020.