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Prototype & Development

Market: Medical

Finding the correct material for application was vital. This product is used in Heart Surgery and comes into contact with the Human Heart. Our extensive knowledge of materials and their possible applications ensured that no harm would come to any patient whilst in contact with this vital product.

This product is used in Heart Surgery and comes into contact with the Human Heart
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Market: Automotive

It took material knowledge and processing expertise to bring this diesel injector product to market. The customer demanded extensive trials and experimentation before this product could be fitted to vehicles. It formed the start of a long line of products which gave our OEM customer a significant market lead worldwide.

Diesel Injector
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Market: Medical

This product combines the two processes of Metal Injection Moulding and Plastic Injection Moulding, something not seen on this scale before and certainly not in such a complex and technical product. Driven to achieving the best performance from this market-beating product, HPM developed levels of manufacturing expertise rarely seen in the UK.

This product combines the two processes of Metal Injection Moulding and Plastic Injection Moulding
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Market: Automotive

"The only sound you hear in a Rolls Royce is the ticking of the clock" which is why this gearbox for a Rolls Royce seat is so special. Not only does it have to perform to Rolls Royce’s exemplary quality standards but it is so quiet it has to be tested in a sound-proofed room. Materials, design and assembly expertise were all bought to bear on this challenging development.

Black Hinge
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Market: All

"We need to mould it like plastic but it has to perform like Stainless Steel". That was the challenge. The answer - Metal Injection Moulding. By applying our moulding knowledge we created a complex component that just could not be commercially produced any other way. This long thin part is made from 316L Stainless Steel and is as complex as any plastic moulding.

We need to mould it like plastic but it has to perform like Stainless Steel
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Prototype and Development

From little acorns great oaks grow.

By looking after your prototyping and development needs we help and encourage you to bring market leading products to life.

Our toolmaking services and development moulding capabilities allow you to have production-intent parts at a fraction of the cost. We maintain a stock of development tools of various sizes. This means your prototyping costs are kept low ~ you just pay for the cavity blocks.

When it comes to moulding development components we offer a “fixed price” service. A standard charge is made for setting up your prototype tool and an agreed quantity of parts are produced in your choice of material. Additional materials can also be added for development purposes. Your costs are fixed ~ you know what you are getting.

By selecting the correct metals for development tooling we can accommodate almost any amount of form changes. “Soft” tooling sometimes needs to be quite hard, especially for developing products in polymers like PEEK. Correct heating of development tools is also vital.

The best development is always done after consultation and we are happy to spend time talking through your prototype requirements. We handle almost any type of CAD file, or work from basic 2D sketches.

After more than 20 years of doing this kind of prototyping and development work we offer a wealth of advice and experience. Quite often we have resolved your development issues in similar circumstances.

For those who need confidential development of sensitive products we acknowledge and understand   the restrictions relating to Confidential Non-Disclosure Agreements. Confidential prototyping and development has always taken place alongside our mainstream manufacturing.

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