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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.

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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Year Of The Pig Must Knows

Prototypes

January 25, 2019 It is Friday so let's keep it light and have a bit of fun. Before we get into our main topic of the...

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3 prototype sample tips to project strength

Product Development Prototypes

January 22, 2019 I learned many things from my product development past but here are the top 3 things I learned regarding early prototype samples. What...

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The future lives in 2019 – Part 6 Aerospace & UAV

3D Printing Aerospace & UAV

January 21, 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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The future lives in 2019 – Part 5 Automotive

3D Printing Automotive

January 18, 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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The future lives in 2019 – Part 4 #3DPrinting

3D Printing

January 16, 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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The future lives in 2019 – Part 3 #CES2019

Product Development Production Prototypes

January 10, 2019 It's a bird, it's a plane, no, wait, it is a propeller and jet pack flying motorcycle taxi...or something like that. The promise...

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#CES2019 – Hand finished prototypes will make you shine.

Uncategorised

January 9, 2019 We all want to go to #CES2019 fully prepared. Hell, we have spent 12 months (or longer) on our new design that is...

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The future lives in 2019 – Part 2 #CES2019

Product Development Production Prototypes

January 7, 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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Handy #CES2019 Links

Uncategorised

January 4th, 2019   HANDY #CES2019 LINKS     Opening Times - https://www.ces.tech/Logistics/Dates-and-Hours.aspx - Opening times for show, conferences, and keynote speakers. Badge Pick Up -...

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The future lives in 2019 – Part 1 #CES2019

Product Development Robotics & Automation

January 2, 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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Product Design Success – Part 3

Prototypes

December 24, 2018 It is very hard to predict the weather even with all the advancements we have made. But it is relatively easy to predict...

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Sheet Metal Terminology

Prototypes Sheet Metal

December 18, 2018 If you are looking at fabricating parts out of sheet metal then it helps to know the terminology. Below are some common phrases...

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Santa Visits HLH – A Christmas Story

Prototypes

December 17, 2018   Let's kick off the holiday season with a fun post from 2016. You better watch out and you better not cry.  ...

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Top Networking Event Tips

Product Development

December 13, 2018 With the HLH Holiday Networking Party just around the corner I thought I would take a moment to go over a few points...

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#CES2019 – Top 3 trade show attending tips.

Product Development

December 12, 2018 I have been to the best trade shows in the world and the absolute worst. Both as an attendee walking a show and...

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#CES2019: Robots will be everywhere.

3D Printing CNC Machining Prototypes Robotics & Automation

December 10, 2018 Investments in robotic designs of all manner are through the roof. In the past 18 months alone we have seen at least a...

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Some #CES2019 things that caught my eye.

Product Development Prototypes

December 7th, 2018 There is always so much happening at CES every year. With the show being so massive it is almost impossible to keep up...

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Top 5 TIPS for trade show samples.

Product Development Prototypes

December 6th, 2018 With CES coming up fast I thought it was the perfect time to review some key points to consider when preparing trade show...

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It’s a giving time of year.

Product Development

It is a giving time of year and HLH is looking to give back to our international and local communities. For the international community we have...

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Fast Appearance Models #CES2019

Uncategorised

Appearance models or functional prototypes, it doesn't really matter to us, if you need parts or products fast that is what we do and we know...

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Low-volume rapid manufacturing – #CES2019

3D Printing CNC Machining Rapid Injection Moulding

High-volume manufacturing gives you the best price so it is the best strategy for production runs, right? It is absolutely true that you will always get...

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Why 3D print those production parts?

3D Printing Production Prototypes

Additive manufacturing is an increasingly viable option for manufacturing production parts and not just prototypes and early stage models. There are several compelling reasons to deploy...

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