Mayor Rahm Emanuel today
announced that 3D Hubs, the
automated manufacturing platform, will locate its North American headquarters
in Chicago. 3D Hubs’ North
American headquarters will be located in mHUB at 965 W. Chicago Avenue and
plans to open in June. In choosing Chicago as its home, 3D Hubs will be centralizing
its US-based workforce in Chicago, and the company plans to double its headquarters
team by the end of this year.
Hubs joins the long list of international companies choosing Chicago for their
future,” said Mayor Emanuel.
, Chicago is the
perfect home for this innovative company. I look forward to seeing 3D Hubs success in
Chicago in the years to come."
in 2013 and based in Amsterdam, 3D Hubs is an automated manufacturing
platform. It uses advanced algorithms to increase the speed, improve the
quality and reduce the cost of manufacturing custom parts. More than 20,000
businesses worldwide from
diverse industries, including aerospace, aviation, energy, healthcare and
robotics are using 3D Hubs. Through the 3D Hubs platform, clients can
upload CAD files for instant quotes and lead times. Parts are then produced
through a network of 250 trusted 3D Printing, CNC Machining and Injection Molding suppliers.
3D Hubs has shipped more
than two million customized, high-precision parts to date. Since 2015, 27
percent of Fortune 100 companies have ordered with 3D Hubs.
has long been a central hub of American manufacturing and continues to lead the way in innovation. During our visit, we were impressed by the number of
initiatives focused on advanced manufacturing automation. This hard-working,
forward-looking city is the perfect place for 3D Hubs to grow our on-demand
manufacturing platform. We’re excited to be a part of this supportive community
and look forward to facilitating the growth of Chicago-based businesses as we
work together to accelerate the future of manufacturing,” said Bram de Zwart,
CEO and co-founder of 3D Hubs.
3D Hubs will locate in mHUB’s
63,000 square foot innovation center located in the West Town neighborhood.
Launched in 2016, mHUB is the largest and fastest growing physical product
innovation center in the U.S. Its mission is to accelerate industry growth by
cultivating a community of collaboration and connectivity between innovators,
entrepreneurs and manufacturers. In its first two years alone, mHUB’s member
companies generated more than $48.5M in revenue, raised more than $100M in
funding, hired more than 780 employees and launched more than 640 products.
“The manufacturing industry in
this region is fiercely dedicated to innovation, which is why Chicago is
leading the charge in the next industrial revolution,” said Haven Allen, CEO
and co-founder of mHUB. “3D Hubs is a dynamic addition to this ecosystem and we
are looking forward to supporting their growth.”
From the City’s average of 334
digital start-ups launched per year to expansion announcements from major tech
companies like Salesforce and Facebook, tech remains one of Chicago’s
fastest-growing industry sectors. 3D
Hubs’ announcement follows recent tech company expansions or headquarter
relocations from Google, Tegus, DocuSign and BlueCrew, demonstrating the
continued growth of Chicago’s robust tech and innovation economy.
“3D Hubs’ decision to locate
their North American headquarters in Chicago speaks to the city’s status as a
global tech hub and a leader in manufacturing,” said Andrea Zopp, president and
CEO of World Business Chicago. “Our thriving tech ecosystem continues to
attract top companies and talent from around the world.”
Since 2011, Mayor Emanuel has
announced over 250 companies that have relocated headquarters or expanded
operations in Chicago, creating over 55,000 new jobs. On March 4, Site Selection magazine named
Chicago the top metro area in the nation for corporate relocation and
investment for the sixth consecutive year.
About 3D Hubs
3D Hubs makes manufacturing easy from prototyping
to production. The online platform provides readily available production
capacity for the fastest lead times and most price-competitive parts. Simply
upload designs to receive instant quotes for 3D Printing, CNC Machining and
Injection Molding. 3D Hubs’ automated Design for Manufacturing (DFM) analysis
detects any potential issues before production begins, eliminating risk for
customers. Founded in 2013, 3D Hubs has produced more than 2,000,000 parts,
serving engineering companies of all sizes. To learn more about 3D Hubs, please visit: https://www.3dhubs.com/.
mHUB is the nation’s largest and fastest growing innovation center for physical
product development and manufacturing. mHUB is a community of product designers
and developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and manufacturers, a network of
manufacturing mentors, industry experts and investors and a source of
intellectual and economic capital. mHUB is home to more than $5 million in
resources including ten unique prototyping labs and microfactory for onsite
low-volume production runs. Learn more at mHUBChicago.com.