Design Engineering

Experienced engineers ready to get you quickly from design to production.

3D Rendering

We offer 3D rendering services for design sketches and work with most 2D & 3D formats.

DFM Assessment

Make sure your design is ready for full-scale production with a DFM assessment from our senior engineers. We will highlight areas of concern and make recommendations based on our findings. Including DFM considerations at an early stage in the design process could ultimately save you time.

Mold-Flow Analysis

Molding simulation software to help identify potential production issues and, in turn, optimise the mold design and manufacturing process.

Design Confidentiality

We operate a company wide non-disclosure policy. Send us your NDA and let’s get started.

Rapid Prototyping

A range of techniques so you get an accurate mock-up quickly.

Rapid Mold Mockup

A CNC machined mould mockup quickly providing you with a near perfect rendering of your part or product. Evaluate your design prior to mass production and also move forward in other areas such as product testing, related design decisions, sales training, marketing and publicity.

3D Printing

High resolution, durable prototypes, 3D printed layer by layer from your CAD file. A wide range of materials are available for both plastic and metal builds. 3D printing services include stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modeling (FDM), selective laser sintering (SLS), polyjet™ and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS).

Vacuum Casting

An opportunity to see your design in multiple finishes while still in the design phase. Once one prototype has been created it can in turn be used as a master to create a silicone mold and different iterations of your part or product can be cast demonstrating different materials, colours and surface finishes.

Mold Making

On-site experienced toolmakers producing high quality injection molds.

7 day Express Tooling

We are proud to be one of the few manufacturers capable of rapid mold building. With our express tooling service your T1 could be ready for sign off in as little as 7 days (depending on the complexity of the mold). Standard industry tooling time is 25 days to T1. Contact us today and find out what HC can do for you.

Double Shot, Over-Molds…

From simple component tooling to more complex product structures our experienced engineers and toolmakers produce high quality molds ready for fast, smooth and continuous production. Options include; single-shot, double-shot, over-molding, insert-molding, in-mold labelling (IML)/in-mold decorating (IMD) and custom solutions.

On-site: Under Control

Our fully equipped tooling workshop enables our experienced toolmakers to build and complete molds on-site and under control. Mold testing, adjustments and design modifications are achieved quickly not only in preproduction but also mid-production if required.

Guaranteed for Life

If the mold remains with us we will guarantee it it for life. Simple as that. Ejection, parting line surfaces, cavities, cores, runners, water channels etc.; are all included. Once your mold is complete we’ll maintain it for the entire production period. Period.

Mold Decorating

A wide range of services to complete your part or product.

Printing Techniques

Screen printing, pad printing, laser printing, water-transfer printing, hot stamping and heat transfer methodologies are utilised according to design requirements.

Spraying

Various coatings can be applied to the surface of the part or product, altering colour, changing the surface finish and adding protection. Common examples include UV resistant coating and rubberised coating.

In-Mold decorating (IMD)

IMD forms part of the tooling and injection molding process; artwork is printed onto film which is then inserted into the mold prior to injection molding. Our IMD lab technicians operate in a purpose built dust-free environment.

Laser Etching

Add your logo or design by laser etching artwork onto your product. Plastic is electroplated first to create the surface for etching.

OEM Specialist

Our custom built team provides support and peace of mind 7 days a week.

24/7 Dedicated Support

We’re confident our service is the best. Every new project or new order has its own dedicated project manager and project coordinator, at a minimum, to make sure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.

Logistic & Documentation Support

Our support team are ready to help with the import of materials, the export of finished goods, logistic coordination and shipping worldwide.

No.1 Solution Provider

Our years of expertise on a wide range of projects make us a leading solution provider in the electronic accessories sector. We’re extremely well connected and based in the heart of our sector. Whatever you need, we’ll find a way.