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Our blogs are a mix of tips, fun, announcements, and education on topics that range from rapid manufacturing to the challenges of doing business in China to the hard realities of product development. There is something for everyone so check them out and send us an email if you have any topics you would like to see covered.

Why make prototype injection mold tooling?

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Project budgets are generally tight and deadlines are even tighter, so why would you invest the time and money needed to manufacture a prototype via injection...

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7 Reasons we should make parts for you

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HLH are already one of the leading players in China prototyping and low volume part manufacturing. There are a number of reasons our clients keep coming...

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China Design and Engineering Roundup – 30/08/2019

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Here come some of the main stories from China in the world of design, engineering, and manufacturing. HLH keep abreast of all the latest developments in,...

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Low volume injection molding machines – news

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In order to keep up with customer demand for low volume injection molded parts and products and maintain our fast lead times, high quality and superior...

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Problems Communicating with Chinese supplier – Not with HLH

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Customers who come to us for low volume injection molding and prototypes are often under pressure to get the parts as fast as they can. This...

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HLH Weekly China Design and Engineering News Roundup – 23/08/2019

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Here comes the week's product design, manufacturing, and engineering news from China. HLH keep our finger on the pulse of China's developments so you know what...

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Our man in Michigan – Matt Bechtold

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HLH pride ourselves on our communication and service. We know there is nothing like having someone close by to talk to and discuss detail with when...

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HLH Weekly Design and Engineering News Roundup – 16/08/2019

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Every week HLH scours the internet for the latest design and engineering stories from China. If you want to know what the worlds most populous country...

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Why less is more in uncertain times – low volume production options

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Low volume manufacturing options might be the answer in today's uncertain business climate.   The world today is in a strange place. There is a backlash...

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How to avoid import tariffs

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China/USA trade war tactics The USA has recently imposed further tariffs on imports from China. The trade war does not look like it will be ending...

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Best random articles I read today.

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July 9, 2019 I went online to read an article and I left 2 hours later after reading about 45 articles and not all were interesting....

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Why choose SLS 3D printing?

3D Printing

Why would you choose SLS 3D printing as a rapid manufacturing solution? It really depends on your project needs. Do you need fine detail but not...

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France 2019 Women’s World Cup Group Stage Predictions

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It has been a long week and that calls for a bit of fun for Friday at HLH. France 2019, a little world cup footy (soccer)...

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Rapid Prototyping – 10% Off Is Better Than Trade Wars :)

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***Quick Rapid Parts Discount RFQ - Start Here - Mention code TradeTiff10*** After you click the link simply submit your files through our contact form and...

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Make parts. Not War. Rapid parts discount.

Production Prototypes

***Quick Rapid Parts Discount RFQ - Start Here - Mention code TradeTiff10*** After you click the link simply submit your files through our contact form and...

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HLH Rapid Manufacturing In The UK

Production Prototypes

James Murphy, from HLH will exhibiting at Autonomous Vehicles Expo UK on June 27 in Telford @ The International Centre. You can visit him at stand...

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What rapid manufacturing process is best?

Production Prototypes

It's a trick question. There is no best rapid manufacturing process but there are processes that will better align with the needs of your project and/or...

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Rapid Prototyping in Germany

3D Printing CNC Machining Production Prototypes

May 15, 2019 Senior members of our rapid project teams will be exhibiting in Stuttgart, Germany on May 21-23, stand E6405. We serve a lot of...

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James Murphy in Germany

3D Printing Automotive

James Murphy from HLH will be speaking in Stuttgart, Germany on May 22 at the Engine Expo and Powertrain Technology Show. Our rapid project team will...

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Cool rapid manufacturing projects at HLH

Production Prototypes

May 2, 2019 We work on some really cool rapid manufacturing projects here at HLH but the problem is we can't show you because we take...

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SLA 3D Printing Design Tips

3D Printing Prototypes

April 25th, 2019 To download a PDF of the design tips below please click here. In 1986 stereolithography (SLA 3D printing) was born and since then...

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Is manufacturing perfection possible?

Production Prototypes

April 5, 2019 Is manufacturing perfection possible? Is perfection in any sense possible? Perfection, as a word, is thrown around a lot in all aspects of...

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Drones: the sky’s the limit for the UAV industry.

Aerospace & UAV Product Development

March 20th, 2019 It was only a few short years ago that the word drone would conjure up visions of the military flying a mission in...

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Rapid tooling with more…

Injection Molding Rapid Injection Moulding

March 18th, 2019 What do you think of when you hear the term rapid tooling? In the west I would argue that rapid tooling conjures up...

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SLS 3D Printing Design Tips

3D Printing

March 14, 2019 To download a PDF of the design tips below please click here. In the engineering world and manufacturing world in general, one can't...

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Top Injection Molding Design Issues

Injection Molding Product Development Rapid Injection Moulding

February 28, 2019 To download a PDF of the design tips below please click here. We do a lot of rapid injection molding production jobs here....

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Low-volume manufacturing as a way forward

Injection Molding Product Development Rapid Injection Moulding Uncategorised

February 27, 2019 I honestly can't remember all the times I have used low-volume manufacturing to bring products to the market. Why? Because I have used...

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Bring v2.0 when you are pitching v1.0

Product Development

February 21, 2019 Is that headline right? Yes, it is. When you are pitching new product to a retail or distribution partner the typical meeting is...

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The future lives in 2019 – Part 8 – Shifting Product Development Models

Aerospace & UAV Automotive Product Development

February 20, 2019 The future lives in 2019 – a 19-part series to kick off the new year exploring products, technology, manufacturing, and how advancements that...

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The future lives in 2019 – Part 7 Injection Molding

Injection Moulding Production Prototypes Rapid Tooling

January 28, 2019 The future lives in 2019 – a 19 part series to kick off the new year exploring products, technology, manufacturing, and how advancements...

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