Rapid Injection Molding
Rapid prototyping can also come in the form of injection molded parts. How? Bridge tooling (rapid tooling) delivers low volume production quality parts from production resins. Think of rapid injection molding as end use prototype manufacturing. End use because your parts are identical to production parts. Prototype because the lead times and costs of rapid injection molding are significantly reduced.
How It Works – It starts with a rapid injection mold tool which is fabricated from steel or aluminium. We use both options but most of our rapid tools are made from steel. Why? More value for your investment. Typically, more than double the parts from our steel rapid tools for the same price as aluminium rapid tooling programs.
I would like to congratulate you and your company with your service and prototyping quality. The communication with our company was very clear and constructive. The prototypes have a very good quality and the delivery speed are fantastic. With your prototypes we can communicate better and faster with our clients and give them a glance of how the product will look and feel like.Ing. Marc E.J. Van Strydonck Industrial designer
Marc E.J. Van Strydonck Industrial designer
Hi HLH, I received the CNC prototypes last week and have spent the past few days assembling them. I would like to thank you and HLH for the work you have done CNC machining these parts and for delivering them to us as quickly as possible. I look forward to working with HLH again as new projects arise in the future.
We have always been very impressed by the level of service and quality provided by HLH. HLH gives our company a real competitive advantage in allowing us to provide our clients with quick and cost effective pre-production quality prototypes.
The prototypes arrived this morning and they look great. Thank you very much for your work on this project and your prompt and thorough communication. We will certainly be in contact again in the future.
Gareth Lauchlan, BDes ID
We have worked with HLH Prototypes on a number of projects over the past year and have always been very satisfied with their services. We have produce with them high quality rapid prototypes for testing before tooling as a means to make sure we have the best design possible.
We will surely be continuing our working relationship with HLH Prototypes in many years to come
I would like to convey my sincere thanks to your company for all the work you have provided over the past year in helping to create parts for our models and the dedication you brought to our projects.
Not only was the work done to a high standard, and with considerable speed despite the harsh deadlines, but with the kindest and warmest of attitudes. I am delighted to have worked with your company, and would definitely recommend you to others.
Thank you very much again for your teams speed and effectiveness in producing our RP molds. The quality in finish as always was fantastic especially the clear plastic parts.
Our engineers were just commenting on how the quality in the surface and spray finishing are superior to the models that we had received before from other China based RP houses in the past.
Like the previous years, we look forward to displaying your RP models as various international toy trade shows, where they have proven themselves in the past with strength and durability
Chen Kit Li – Chief Designer
HLH Prototypes. What can’t they prototype?
We have had everything from soft rubber to hard plastics, various grades of aluminum to stainless steel parts prototyped via HLH to characterize the performance and gain high level of confidence on design months before actual verification parts and data is available. We have used many of their arsenals of processes from SLA, CNC mill, lathe, forming, wire-cutting, EDM, vacuum cast and my favorite – custom springs. Product development is so much more progressive and easier with HLH as your prototype partner.
Han Hwang, R&D Manager
Advantages of Rapid Injection Molding
- Lower upfront investment
- Real production grade materials
- High quality
- High speed
Prototypes from real materials, bridge between prototype and production, low volume production, market testing, rapid partsStart Your Free Project Review
Rapid Injection Molding Tips
All projects and manufacturing processes come with their own challenges to and guidelines for success. For rapid prototyping there are a number of things you can do to reduce the cost and lead time.
Surface finish is one.
The less processing we need to do to the tool to achieve your desired surface finish the quicker and cheaper it will be. We suggest a SPI Finish B-1 600 Grit Paper as far as possible.
To learn more talk to our rapid CNC manufacturing team today.
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