Select a material

Quick guide to material selection on 3D Hubs

Compare prices and lead times for different material options in a few clicks. 

To be able to start with material selection, make sure you have already added at least one part to your cart. After the file processing is done, you will see a list of available materials.

By default, standard material type (e.g. 6061-T6 for Aluminum) is selected. In case you need a more specific material type for your application, select one of the other material sub-types offered by 3D Hubs.



Available materials

3D Hubs offers instant quoting for a majority of common CNC materials. Follow the links below to learn about specific material properties and use cases.


  • Aluminum 6061-T6 (Standard)
  • Aluminum 6082
  • Aluminum 7075
  • Aluminum 5083

Stainless steel

  • Stainless steel 304 (Standard)
  • Stainless steel 316
  • Stainless steel 2205 Duplex
  • Stainless steel 303
  • Stainless steel 17-4


  • Brass C360

Alloy steel

  • Alloy steel 4140 (Standard)
  • Alloy steel 4340

Mild steel

  • Mild steel 1018 (Standard)
  • Mild steel 1045
  • Mild steel A36

Tool steel

  • Tool steel D2 (Standard)
  • Tool steel A2
  • Tool steel O1


  • ABS
  • Nylon
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Delrim (POM)
  • Teflon (PTFE)
  • HDPE
  • PEEK

Other materials

Our suppliers are capable of producing parts in almost any material that can be used for machining. In case you need a material option which is not listed above, choose the ‘Custom material’ option in the material selection.



Then specify the material name in the 'Selected material' section. You will see that the it now includes a free text input instead of a dropdown.



Selecting the right material

Not sure which material is the most suitable for your application? We have written an extensive article about selecting the right material for CNC machined parts

What's next?

Learn how to select surface finish for you CNC machined parts.