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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.

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

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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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Precision Metal Rapid Prototypes #CES2019

3D Printing CNC Machining Injection Molding Prototypes

My friend said to me last year, “hey you know about new product development and rapid prototype development, can I buy you a coffee?” That normally...

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Plastic Parts Fast #CES2019

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November 27, 2018 With CES coming up (the premier event for launching your tech projects), it is a good time to remember the importance of not...

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#CES2019 is coming. Are your samples ready?

3D Printing CNC Machining Product Development Prototypes

First class samples and prototypes are vitally important to the ultimate success of any trade show. #CES2019 is coming up fast. If you are having problems...

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Free Gift – Design Guide

3D Printing CNC Machining Prototypes

November 26, 2018 HAPPY HOLIDAYS :) A FREE GIFT FOR YOU FROM HLH :)   For the holiday season we have put together a design guide...

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WOW…so much happening…Follow HLH

3D Printing CNC Machining

November 22, 2018 We have so much coming up in the next few weeks that I don't want anyone to miss out. Why follow HLH on...

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Happy Turkey Day!

Prototypes

Happy Thanksgiving To All Our American Friends Have a great time with your family and friends. Turkey, football, and the rest...yes please :)

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Market Research – KING of product development strategy.

Product Development

Coming from a product development and property development background I can tell you that KING may not be a strong enough word to describe how much...

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Choose great over good. Hand-finishing is powerful.

Product Development Prototypes

November 15, 2018 As we race towards an automated world there can be a tendency to think that all problems can be solved with technology. A...

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Be FLEXIBLE and close that deal.

Product Development

November 14, 2018 Before you meet with a retail buyer or distributor to present your product there are 1001 things you have already done. You have...

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Speed To Revenue – Think This

Product Development

November 13, 2018 Speed to market is a term that is thrown around a lot, I use it a lot, it has staying power because it...

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Speed To Market Protects IP

Product Development Prototypes

November 13, 2018 You cannot ignore IP protection, let's say that again, you cannot ignore IP protection, but, having IP protection is not enough. The fastest...

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SLS 3D Printing Tips Continued

3D Printing

November 9, 2008 – We wrap up 3D printing week at HLH with a few more SLS design tips. Check out these quick tips below. Also...

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Design Tips – SLS 3D Printing

3D Printing

To download all our design tips please click here. November 8, 2008 Now we move into SLS 3D printing design tips as we get near the...

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More SLA 3D Printing Design Tips :)

3D Printing

November 8, 2008 – More SLA 3D printing design tips as we get into the heart of 3D printing week here at HLH. Check out these...

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SLA 3D Printing Design Tips!

3D Printing

November 7, 2008 - It's 3D printing week here at HLH. All week long we are posting videos, tips, articles...all 3D printing focused, all to help...

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Injection Molding Tips – Part 4

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November 2, 2018 BBQ ribs, they go great with corn, potatoes, vegetables, air, and many other things. Ribs also serve a very valuable role in injection...

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Injection Molding Tips – Part 3

Injection Molding Uncategorised

November 2, 2018 Injection molding is not just for high-volume production. It can also be a great speed to market tool via rapid injection mold tool...

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Injection Molding Tips – Part 2

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October 31, 2018 Injection molding is truly the only manufacturing answer for large volume, mass market appeal plastic products. You just can't hit retail price points...

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Injection Molding Tips – Part 1

Injection Molding

October 31, 2018 Your part design will likely need slight variations depending on the manufacturing process you choose. Each manufacturing process has a set of rules...

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