Scaling from Prototypes to Production in Thermoplastics

Benefits of Scale moving from Machined Prototypes to Molded Production in Thermoplastics   Hi-Tech helps our Customers utilize thermoplastics in Stock Shapes to scale up parts and assemblies from the Prototype Phase to hard tooling and the higher volumes of Injection Molding.  This article will cover a basic cost profile and the benefits of molding […]

Metal to Plastic Conversion

Metal Replacement or Metal to Plastic Conversions using Engineered Thermoplastics are not new in the Plastics Industry.  The advantages of Thermoplastics have been leveraged for a long time to save money, decrease weight and/or consolidate the number of parts required in an assembly.  Hi-Tech’s history of replacing metal in structural applications is really what shaped […]

Machining Process Improvements

In the YouTube video accessible by the link below, Hi-Tech demonstrates how improvements in the machining process can significantly reduce cycle times. This is possible thru optimization of the cutters, tool path programming and speeds & feeds.  In this video, Hi-Tech is machining slab or sheet stock and producing a prototype part.  This prototype part […]

Curiosity about Porosity?

Common issues in producing components in Thermoplastics are known as Porosity and Voids.  These issues are characterized by small bubbles or pockets found in thicker sections of molded thermoplastic parts.  Generally, small bubbles are called Porosity and larger bubbles or pockets are called Voids. Porosity or voids are often caused by the combination of two […]

Near Net Shape Molding

Hi-Tech produces complex, tight tolerance components and assemblies that start off as a Near Net Shape and finish with a Conforming part.

Born of Fire

Hi-Tech started molding High Temperature resins very early on in our companies history.