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HLH Company Overview

30+ engineers and designers
150+ up-to-date machines
12,000sqm manufacturing facility
3,000+ clients served worldwide

Quality Parts Fast

HLH is a unique fusion of the West and East, founded by industry veteran Vader Yu from China and Director James Murphy from the UK. We support cutting edge companies globally, using our expertise and experience to enable innovation by rapidly manufacturing high quality prototypes and production parts.

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Our Factory Zones

Broad Range of Capabilities

As our reputation and customer base have grown, so have our range of services. We are now one of the only companies in the world to offer such a massive range of prototyping and bespoke low-volume manufacturing solutions, including rapid injection moulding, cnc machining and 3d printing (SLA, SLS, SLM…), and more, all under one roof.

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Our Team

Our Headquarters

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Ebotlution Systems

HLH Rapid produces over 70 individual CNC machined parts, assembles and delivers it in 2 weeks.

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HLH supplies CNC machined and SLM 3D printed prototypes for Joost Engine's super lightweight outboard.

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Company FAQs

1. Are hlh rapid and hlh prototypes the same company?

Yes, we are one company. HLH Rapid is the European arm of HLH Prototypes and is located in Leeds, UK. The branch was started and is currently managed by Director James Murphy.


2. Where is the manufacturing done?

All processes including injection moulding, cnc machining and 3D printing, are done in-house in our 12,000 sqm manufacturing plant in Shen Zhen, China.


3. Is HLH financially secure?

HLH is a profitable business with zero outstanding debt.

1. What type of files do you accept?

As far as possible we prefer a step or iges file for quoting along with a 2D engineering drawing with key dimensions and tolerances detailed. For 3D printing an .obj or .stl is needed. We can quote some projects from a 2D drawing only but this is generally more time consuming.

1. How long does it take to get a quote?

We aim to quote all prototype projects and rapid tooling projects within 24 hours. All injection molding, production and export tooling within 3 days. There are sometimes processes and materials which HLH does not offer in house; these could add time to the quotation and will be highlighted as and when.

1. How do you manage quality?

  • Stage One: full DFM at time of quotation by highly experienced engineers. They will highlight any problem areas or make suggestions for changes.
  • Stage Two: incoming inspection of materials with our own PIM Spectrometer
  • Stage Three: Full QC inspection and report before shipping


2. What are HLH’s shipping terms?

All projects are DDU unless otherwise stated. This means the quote includes all freight and charges to a port of your choice. Any and all import and other taxes in your country are your own responsibility. If you require different shipping terms these can be negotiated on a case by case basis.


3. What if I am not happy?

If the parts reach you and for whatever reason you are not satisfied you should notify HLH within 7 days of receiving the parts and we will replace or rework for free.