Hi-Tech first started manufacturing Aerospace components and assemblies in 1994. The interesting thing about this Aerospace work is that it wasn’t the traditional trim pieces or covers for the cockpit or fuselage. All of the components and assemblies that Hi-Tech manufacture go into the belly of the airplane and most have significant mechanical requirements. Based […]
Hi-Tech’s new specimen molding gives you a more accurate gauge for performance and production. Our proprietary, custom-built tools produce standard test specimens, including large plaques, tensile bars, dynatup discs and more. Come to the experts for help specifying, selecting and sourcing the right materials. Then we produce spot-on specimens with all the processing documentation you […]
Find the Ideal Materials Mix for Every Application The Hi-Tech Materials Selection Guide helps you ask the right questions to determine the best resins and additives for end-product performance and molding efficiency. Whether it’s PP or PEEK, glass fiber or stainless steel fiber, Engineered Thermoplastics’ wide range of performance characteristics gives you hundreds of choices. […]
You mean Shrinkage? Yes, Significant shrinkage! What do Thermoplastics and Seinfeld have in common? You guessed it. Shrinkage! Shrinkage of thermoplastics has a significant impact on both part design and tool design. A stable geometry in part design will help to ensure the converter’s producability is that much better. Producability is simply the […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hi-Tech produces complex, tight tolerance components and assemblies that start off as a Near Net Shape and finish with a Conforming part.
Hi-Tech Mold & Tool now offers Plasma-Jet Corona discharge.