Month: August 2017

Metal to Plastic Conversion

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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 the growth of the company over the last 10-15 years.

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Machining Process Improvements

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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 is a Hi-Tech design and will be used for demonstration purposes in other Hi-Tech Talk posts.

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