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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.

Post processing of 3D printed parts

3D Printing

James Murphy October 9, 2018 3D printing encompasses several different technologies and many different materials but for most manufacturing applications post processing options can be broken...

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5 Reasons To Choose CNC Machining

3D Printing CNC Machining Injection Molding Prototypes

October 8, 2018 Recently I had a friend (who is developing a product) ask me why I prefer CNC machining to 3D printing? My answer to...

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Typical side effect to HLH’s 3D printing event.

3D Printing Prototypes

Our 3D Printing Event includes both SLA and SLS parts. With all materials available, that we offer. To start saving on your next 3D printing project...

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Babies love 3D printing. Fact.

3D Printing Prototypes

Our 3D Printing Event includes both SLA and SLS parts. With all materials available, that we offer. To start saving on your next 3D printing project...

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Verify, verify, and verify to mitigate risk.

Injection Molding Product Development Prototypes

If you have a plastic part that has mass market appeal then your goal will be to use injection molding as your end manufacturing process. There...

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Know your competition before you know yourself.

Production Prototypes

"Eureka! I have cracked it, this idea of mind is the bomb, the shizzle, the must-have product of the decade. I am simply going to be...

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5 Essential China Business Travel Tips

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I have traveled to China for a 2-day trip, for a 1-month trip, for a 1-year trip (not really classified as a trip) and all lengths...

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Choose great over good. Hand-finishing is powerful.

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As we race towards an automated world there can be a tendency to think that all problems can be solved with technology. A computer program or...

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Our 3D Print Sale Is Easier Than Planking

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Our 3D Print Sale includes both SLA and SLS parts. With all materials available, that we offer. To start saving on your next 3D printing project...

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To Do Lists Are Great – 3D Print

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Our 3D Print Sale includes both SLA and SLS parts. With all materials available, that we offer. To start saving on your next 3D printing project...

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Fun for Friday. Organic Alarm Clock

News Uncategorised

A little fun for Friday at HLH. There are simple alarm clocks and there are digital alarm clocks, but nothing beats my new organic alarm clock....

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The ABC’s of HLH’s 3D Print Sale

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Our 3D Print Sale includes both SLA and SLS parts. With all materials available, that we offer. To start saving on your next 3D printing project...

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SLA & SLS 3D Printing Event

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Our 3D Printing Event includes both SLA and SLS parts. With all materials available, that we offer. To start saving on your next 3D printing project...

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3D Printed Parts @ HLH

Prototypes

We had so much positive feedback on our SLS 3D Printing sale that we just had to bring it back, with a bit of a twist....

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Export Tooling Advantages, Uses, Tip.

Prototypes

Sometimes it makes sense to bring production back closer to home and when it does HLH is on hand to support with our export tooling service....

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Die Casting Advantages, Uses, Tip.

Prototypes

Pressure die casting is great for manufacturing higher volumes of metal parts in aluminium, zinc or magnesium. HLH manufactures high quality die cast tools, offer precision...

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Carbon Fiber Advantages, Uses, Tip.

Prototypes

Carbon fiber parts are revolutionizing many industries and their weight saving advantages are being used extensively where less weight equals better performance. HLH manufacture tooling and...

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Vacuum Casting (Urethane) Advantages, Uses, Tip.

Prototypes

Vacuum casting or cast urethanes is a perfect solution for production quality parts without the cost or lead time required for production tooling. At HLH we...

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Sheet Metal Advantages, Uses, Tip.

Prototypes

Sheet metal parts are found almost everywhere and HLH can help you quickly and accurately make your enclosures, brackets, assemblies, weldments, cabinets, housings and other sheet...

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Rapid Injection Molding Advantages, Uses, Tip.

Prototypes

Sometimes you need prototypes in the “real” production materials or low/mid volumes of parts where production tooling doesn’t make sense. You might have a tight deadline...

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Save on SLS 3D Printed Parts

Prototypes

We had so much positive feedback on our SLS 3D Printing sale that we just had to bring it back, with a bit of a twist....

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Does your supplier take security seriously?

Prototypes

Security is a concern for everyone. If you are going to trust your IP and hard work with a rapid manufacturing partner you deserve to know...

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CNC Machining Advantages, Uses, Tip.

Prototypes

CNC machining is a high speed, high precision manufacturing process. You take a block or billet of material and cut away at it with a series...

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Flexibility when selling is needed.

Prototypes

Before you meet with a retail buyer to present your product there are 1001 things you have already done. You have already spent months and likely...

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Tips Tips and more Tips

Prototypes

If you missed some of our latest videos here are they are for easy viewing. A series of Did You Know HLH Tips from our rapid...

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At HLH, we make things for…most industries.

Prototypes

Customers are often asking us what kind of parts we make at HLH. Well, that is a long conversation as we make such varied parts for...

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SLS 3D Printing Sale Is Back @ HLH

Prototypes

We had so much positive feedback on our SLS 3D Printing sale that we just had to bring it back, with a bit of a twist....

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Rapid Manufacturing Processes @ HLH

Prototypes

There are many different rapid prototype and low-volume manufacturing processes in the market. Some are faster than others, some deliver stronger parts than others, some are...

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SLS 3D Print Sale at HLH is ending soon.

Prototypes

FreeQuote@HLHPrototypes.com to start saving on SLS 3D rapid parts. A little year of the Dog reminder to grab your attention. Talk to our team to learn...

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3D Printapalooza SLS Sale is ending soon.

Prototypes

FreeQuote@HLHPrototypes.com to start saving on SLS 3D rapid parts. Talk to our team to learn about SLS 3D Printed parts and the current sale that ends...

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