Engineering and Product Development

Engineering and Product Development

HTI Plastics engineers are dedicated to designing for manufacturability.  HTI's engineers have developed expertise in the field from years of creating products using a wide range of materials, design requirements and manufacturing challenges. Our engineers fully support our customers in every phase of every project.  HTI engineers are detail-oriented and pay extreme attention to each projects specifications and details to deliver a design that is moldable.

HTI Invests in the Latests Technologies

  • CAE Analysis through SOLIDWORKS Plastics
  • SOLIDWORKS Plastics
    • Fill Simulations
    • Shrink / Warp Analysis
    • Fiber Orientation
    • Shear Stress Analysis
    • Weld Line Analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • SLA / SLS Models
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Process Development
  • Translation with major CAD programs through IGES, STEP, DWG and DXF format

Scientific Molding

Maintaining exacting tolerances is a critical component of quality control—from cavity to cavity, first shot to final run. Scientific molding, a state-of-the-art in-mold monitoring process mastered by HTI, determines optimal fill speed, pack time, and pressure—eliminating guesswork and dramatically improving precision repeatability and efficient runtime.  At HTI Plastics, you can be assured that we take every step carefully, precisely and with the end result in mind.  Let us show you how we can do it for you.

CAPA is a concept within Good Manufacturing Practices and allows us to have a systematic investigation of discrepancies in an attempt to prevent their recurrence or to prevent occurrence.


Product Development

HTI design engineers are experts at prototyping new concepts, improving manufacturability of existing designs, and designing for improved manufacturability and down-line savings.

We have the capability to take anything from a napkin sketch to solid models and detailed drawings, and turn around high quality plastic injection molded parts that are designed to optimize cost, weight, manufacturability, ergonomics, and performance.

At HTI, our goal is to create a design that is manufactureable and meets your expectations. Getting us involved in the early stages of the product design ensures you the success you should expect from your manufacturing partner.


Process Development

Our Manufacturing Engineers have knowledge and expertise in numerous product industries. Their capabilities cover all aspects of injection molding from material selection to process optimization techniques. You can expect the highest level of skill, developing the most cost efficient process available.

  • Mold construction
  • Prototyping

Project Management

At HTI, we realize the success of any project is determined by the strength of the project management team.  Together, our staff combines their expertise and experience in tooling, automation, prototyping and design to provide our customers with optimized manufacturing solutions.  HTI Plastics project management teams include imput from:

  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Tooling Engineers
  • In-House Tool Room Staff

Our engineers also are well versed in converting parts made in other materials. Converting wood or metal constructions into plastic provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Lower total cost
  • Light weight
  • Weather resistance
  • No rusting or denting
  • Ability to mold in Inserts