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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.

What Are Tolerances and Why Are They Important in Design?

CNC Machining CNC Milling

We live in an imperfect world where pure exactness is impossible. However, even though “almost” is okay in a game of horseshoes, it is dangerous when...

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3D Printing in the Fight Against COVID-19

3D Printing

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. The pandemic has disrupted daily routines, closed businesses and schools, and sent global economies on a rollercoaster ride. But...

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What is CNC Turning?

CNC Machining Uncategorised

CNC turning is a computerized process that uses a lathe to make circular cuts into a spinning material. The automated CNC process gives a more consistent...

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QC equipment explained – Coordinate Measuring Machine

Uncategorised

Quality control (QC) is an important aspect of any manufacturing process, as it is essential to guarantee you get what you requested. To control the quality...

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What is a digital twin in 3D printing?

3D Printing Industrial

While 3D printing has been taking an important place in manufacturing in recent years, this technology has also been considered cost-effective only for a group of...

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What is anodizing and why would you use it?

CNC Machining CNC Milling

For many people, anodizing is simply a process used on some metals to achieve a decorative finish, but it is so much more than that. Anodizing...

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Can you use 3D printing for injection mold making?

3D Printing Injection Molding Rapid Injection Moulding Rapid Tooling

Injection molding has been the go-to solution for plastic manufacturing. It has been the first option for mass production plastics for many years. A vast number...

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What is CNC Milling?

CNC Machining CNC Milling

“What is CNC Milling?” by Esther Davis CNC, which stands for “computer numerical control”, is the method of processing material with computer automated machinery. CNC milling...

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How 3D printing fits into Industry 4.0

Industrial

The world we live in has been invaded by digitalization since the first electronic chips appeared, and the development of computing power and software has made...

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Coronavirus – what can you do to stop/slow the spread

News

Coronavirus – as it seems to be spreading unchecked around the world here are some of the countermeasures that have worked in China that might help...

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Reasons to choose low volume injection molding

Uncategorised

Rapid prototyping continues to help manufacturers create and analyze prototypes more efficiently. It can also produce end-use prototype components and high-quality low volume production parts, particularly...

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Benefits of Low Volume Injection Molding

Injection Molding Injection Moulding Rapid Injection Moulding

One of the challenges of creating a new product is ensuring that you get it to market as quickly as possible so that your competitors don’t...

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CNC Milling Services: Essential Tips to Consider While Looking for Milling Services

CNC Machining CNC Milling

Rapid prototyping can be accomplished using different methods, with one of them being CNC milling. CNC stands for computer numerical control, a system that relies on...

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Guide to Sheet Metal Prototyping

Sheet Metal

Sheet metal is a commonly used material for a wide array of products and processes. If you need it for your own project, sheet metal prototyping...

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Basics of SLS for Prototyping

3D Printing

An SLS prototype is a kind of prototype made using a 3D printing technology known as selective laser sintering. This rapid prototyping technology and method is...

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The Advantages 3D Printing could bring to Your Organization

3D Printing

Developing a prototype doesn't have to be a costly and time-consuming process. There are different methods that can ensure that your development phase is speedy and...

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SLS 3D Printing

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Pros and cons of using 3D printing for prototyping

3D Printing Prototypes

3D printing is coming of age and applications throughout the product development timeline are increasing. Many products and industries are utilising it for low volume production....

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How 3D printing can reduce risks for hardware startups.

Uncategorised

Hardware is difficult and expensive making it a risky venture for many people and startups. The intricacies of getting a hardware project designed, manufactured and to...

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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

Uncategorised

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

News Uncategorised

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

News

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

Uncategorised

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

News

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

News

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

3D Printing CNC Machining Injection Molding Injection Moulding Production Rapid Injection Moulding Rapid Tooling Vacuum Casting

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

3D Printing CNC Machining Die Casting Export Tooling Injection Molding Injection Moulding News Rapid Injection Moulding Rapid Tooling

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.

News

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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