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HLH offers a wide range of in-house custom metal and plastic 3D printing services, enabling us to deliver printed parts in all forms,
complexity, and size and fitted for different functions and applications.

 

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Build size800 * 800 * 550mm400 * 400 * 450mm280 * 280 * 280mm300 * 180 * 150mm750 * 750 * 750mm380 * 284 * 380mm
Lead time from2 days3 days3 days2 days2 days4 days
Resolution± 0.2mm± 0.2mm± 0.3mm± 0.1″mm± 0.3mm± 0.3mm
Prototyping applicationsHighly detailed visual prototypes.Functional prototypes for testing or usability trials.Metal prototypes with complex geometries.Fine-detailed high-resolution prototypes.Proof-of-concept prototypes from a wide range of materials.Functional and high-fidelity prototypes.
End-use applicationsSmall aesthetic, non-functional end parts.Low-volume functional plastic parts.Low-volume fully functional complex metal components.Small batch of high-resolution end-use parts with high fidelity.Non-visual end parts, such as jigs and fixtures.Low-volume functional parts.
SLA serviceSLS serviceDMLS serviceMJP serviceFDM serviceMJF service

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Home Office: 116 Cardigan Road, Office M2.
Headingley, Leeds UK, LS6 3BJ
VAT Number: GB393458263

Factory: Building A, Hongfa Industrial District
Houda Road, Daling Shan, Dongguan,
Guangdong, China

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Popular 3D Printing Materials

TPU

TPU is a rubber-like material used in SLS (selective laser sintering) and FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D printing. It is flexible and elastic, but at the same time, durable and strong. It is widely used in the automotive, medical and consumer goods industries.
Processes
SLS, FDM
Appearances
Many colors
SLS 3D printed flexible TPU rubber part

Nylon

Nylon works best with powder-bed 3D printing technologies like Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Multi Jet Fusion (MJF). It also comes in the form of FDM filaments. It is a strong and versatile 3D printing material ideal for a wide range of prototyping and end-use applications.
Processes
SLS, MJF, FDM
Appearance
Black, White, Grey
functional mjf part

PLA

FDM PLA (polylactic acid) is highly versatile. It prints reliably with high dimensional accuracy and a quality surface finish. As such, it is ideal for a range of applications – from detailed prototypes to simple manufacturing jigs and gauges.
Processes
FDM
Appearance
Many Colours
PLA Material

PC

PC has high impact resistance, wear resistance and can withstand functional testing. It is commonly used in the medical, automotive and telecommunications industries.
Processes
FDM
Apperance
Many Colours
PC Material

ABS

FDM ABS is a rigid, tough, heat resistant material that offers superior aesthetics. It is a great choice for creating functional prototypes and complex end-use parts.
Material Reference
ABS-M30,ABS-M30i, ABSi, ABS-ESD7
Appearance
Many Colours
ABS Material

ASA

ASA (Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate), also called acrylic styrene acrylonitrile, is as tough and dependable as ABS filaments. Though it offers less impact resistance, ASA is much more UV-stable than ABS, hence is better for outdoor applications.
Material Reference
ABS-like
Appearance
Many Colours
ASA

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel parts can be metal 3D printed via DMLS or SLM. Stainless steel is strong and highly resistant to corrosion and rust, making it ideal for parts that are exposed to different elements for long periods and do not easily break.
Processes
DMLS, SLM
Appearance
Silver, Grey Metallic
3d printing a Stainless steel 316L metal leaf blade

Titanium

Ti₆Al₄V is one of the most widely used alloys in metal 3D printing. Titanium alloys have high specific strength, good high temperature mechanical properties and excellent corrosion resistance, making them a popular choice in the aerospace and automotive industries.
Processes
DMLS, SLM
Appearance
Silver Grey-White Metallic
Metal 3d printing in titanium Alloy

Aluminum

Aluminum is strong, light, cost-efficient and has great machinability, making it a popular choice in the aerospace and aviation, automotive, and consumer electronics industry.
Processes
DMLS, SLM
Apperance
Silver Metallic
DMLS 3D printed automotive component

MG2-CL

MG2-CL has a great balance of strength and toughness with a clear aesthetic.It is versatileacross a wide range of applications and delivers advanced prototyping performance to meet almost any engineering need.
Process
MJP
Appearance
Transparent
MJP 3D Printing 2

C-UV 9400

C-UV 9400 is an ABS-like SL resin which has accurate and durable features. It can be applied in master patterns, concept models, general parts and functional prototypes in the field of automotive, medical and consumer electronics industries.
Processes
SLA
Appearances
White
stereolithography generic resin material

Crysta-8QEF1

Crysta-8QEF1 is a transparent resin used in SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing. It is strong, hard, and stiff. Because of the structure required to support your model during printing, freedom of design is limited.
Processes
SLA
Appearance
Transparent
sla 3d printing a transparent part
TPU Nylon PLA PC ABS ASA Stainless Steel Titanium Aluminum MG2-CL C-UV 9400 Crysta-8QEF1

Design For 3D Printing

Due to the additive nature of the process, 3D printing allows for higher freedom of design than traditional manufacturing methods. To take full advantage of the technologies available at HLH, design your 3D model for the process.

 

Designing parts and prototypes for 3D printing

Industrial 3D Printing Services with HLH

HLH have been providing online 3D printing solutions for over 10 years – with 3D printing capabilities in the UK and China. Technologies like industrial SLA, SLS, FDM, MJF, MJP, DMLS and SLM paired with our extensive experience enable us to deliver high-quality printed parts through every stage of your development process. 

 

What can you create with HLH Rapid’s custom 3D printing service? 

HLH Rapid offers a comprehensive range of additive manufacturing solutions for all applications, from one-offs rapid prototypes, batch quantities to intricate functional parts and higher-scale production. Our rapid 3D printing services, enables you to produce parts faster and more cost-efficiently, so you can speed up your innovation cycle and time to market. 

Not sure about which industrial printing process is the correct one for your design? We’ve compiled a brief comparison of the differences between each service in the table below. To discuss your 3D printing project with us in more detail, contact our team at info@hlhrapid.com. 

 

3D Printing Services Comparison

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Range of Material Options
Geometry Complexity
Batch Discount
Scalability
Precision Tolerance
Fine Details
Large Parts

 

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3D Printing FAQs

Yes. At HLH, we offer both selective laser melting (SLM) and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) services. We can 3D print in a wide range of metal alloys, including:

  • aluminium
  • titanium
  • stainless steel
  • copper
  • nickel-base superalloy
  • bronze

3D printing can cost anywhere from a few dollars up to a hundred or thousands of dollars. The price depends on the material, printer, printing time, model complexity, and cost of labor.

For instance, metal 3D printing will typically cost more due to the higher material and machinery cost and the longer labor-intensive post-processing work involved.

In manufacturing you’re only as good as your last order, so we take quality seriously.

Once completed, your 3D printed parts are transferred to the quality control (QC) department for inspection. We include a comprehensive, standardized inspection report with every order to ensure quality metrics are being met.

We also have multiple certifications available on request, including ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001, and IATF 16949.

Industrial 3D printing is changing how things get made. It’s really cool because it lets people design and create things in new ways. Instead of being limited by how things were usually made, 3D printing lets designers make super detailed and tricky shapes that weren’t possible before. This is awesome for making new ideas quickly and getting them out into the world faster.

One of the best things about 3D printing is how it lets us make things that are just right for what we need. You can personalize stuff without it being too expensive or taking too long. Plus, it’s great for making only what’s needed, so there’s less wasted stuff lying around.

A notable feature of 3D printing is its compatibility with various materials, including plastics and metals. This versatility positions it as a valuable tool across diverse industries, contributing to the manufacturing of components for airplanes, cars, medical devices, and more.

Basically, 3D printing is changing the game by making things quicker, more customized, and better suited to what we need. It’s like a whole new way of making things!

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