R2R MedEquip is a medical equipment manufacturer located in Houston, Texas. The company specializes in building state-of-the-art equipment for low functioning ICU patients and has a complete line of bariatric products from ICU beds to lifts and reclining wheel chairs.
|Movao Tilt Table, Rehab Devices
|Sheet Metal, CNC Milling & Turning, 3D Printing (SLA)
|Al6061, SS304, PA66+10%CF, ABS translucent, Carbon Steel 1010 and more
|Typical Lead Time
|3 weeks for 50+ individual CNC components
|Black Anodize, Silk Screen, Textured
After gathering and evaluating quotations from multiple suppliers, HLH Rapid was chosen to manufacture the majority of parts for R2R’s latest rehab device projects, with the exception of a few parts being outsourced elsewhere.
Over the course of the year, U.S. medical device company, R2R MedEquip, has ordered a range of custom prototypes (over $30,000 worth of parts) from HLH Rapid. Some examples include brake levers, sensor brackets, light covers, hinges and large plates — all made from different manufacturing processes, including CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication and 3D printing.
What results can you expect with HLH? Shawn Strahan, President of R2R MedEquip, reviewed the 3 rapid prototyping services he and his company had used:
Below are some examples of custom machined, fabricated and 3d printed parts HLH Rapid supplied to R2R.
Out of the $30k+ worth of parts made, there was one major hiccup which led to one part needing to be remade, but Shawn added, “I blame that on miscommunication.” After pointing out the issue and an active exchange of emails and a call, the issue was able to be resolved speedily. All in all, “I have been very pleased with the parts quality, pricing and lead times,” said Shawn. “I would recommend HLH anytime.”
While his experience with HLH Rapid has been great so far, Shawn highlighted one issue, “tariff into US, unless you’re doing prototype parts only where the Chinese tariffs are waived.” Well this doesn’t necessarily mean that the cost of production parts imported from China to the U.S. will be less competitive than getting parts made in a different country or locally (in the U.S.), it’s worth keeping in mind the additional tariff cost when considering a quote for production purposes.
Thankfully, prototypes imported to the U.S. listed under the HTSUS code 9817.85.01 are not affected by duties or tariffs. This means you can import the parts to the U.S. and test them without having to worry about tariff costs, so long as you use the right code. For more information about getting your prototypes and production parts made and shipped at HLH, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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