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Injection molding is much, much more than just pouring liquid into a mold and letting it cool. It's a complex set of processes and temperatures that must be engineered with precision from start to finish. We like for our customers to know what we're up to, so we've put together a high-level overview of how the process works. 

In honor of the 30th anniversary, HTI will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, September 23rd from noon to 5 p.m. The open house will consist of tours of HTI’s state-of-the-art facilities, as well as drinks and snacks following the tours.
“Everything begins with engineering.” That’s HTI’s philosophy of product quality. Our focus on engineering has evolved through many years of experience analyzing exactly what leads to a quality product.

When HTI gets ready to create a new plastic product, we begin by determining injection molding machine press size. It's nowhere near as simple as "bigger is better" or any other easily memorable pattern - our products require very specific setups to be made to the highest standards.

Article on KraussMaffei from Plastics Today I Original date of publication: September 8, 2014
This year we are celebrating our 30th year in business at HTI Plastics. In our 30 years of exisitence we have always strived to be an industry leader in advances in technology, engineering, tooling, and customer service. We pride ourselves on being a world leader in injection-molded plastic products.
November 5, 2014 - Lincoln, NE - Apex Plastics, HTI Plastics, and Lincoln Plastics-formerly Geist Plastics, are getting a new look. The three companies make up the Plastics Division of PCE, Inc. The decision to update the sites was made in an effort to better serve our customers.

It's one thing for us to say that we are ISO certified, but what does that mean?  And more importantly, what does that mean for you?

A mold-production benefit for HTI customers.

From a plastics manufacturer’s point of view, one of the most important aspects of injection molding production planning is price. If manufacturing process doesn’t monetize correctly, a product isn’t worth producing. At HTI, we use a number of different processes and principles to assure optimum possible price with best possible results. One element of production we carefully consider to achieve a satisfactory price is cavitation—the number of cavities producing a part with each press cycle.

Stellar design and meticulous customer service are important benefits for manufacturing customers, such as those who depend on HTI as a manufacturing partner. However, efficiency of process is a quality many customers value most. Inefficient processes can mean losses of both time and money. Even if you have a perfect design, an inefficient process can lead to the failure of your project. HTI has cultivated and maintained a high level of efficiency through several channels, and today we are known for it as much as for design and customer service.

At HTI, we’re proud of our ability to provide some of what we humbly believe is the industry’s best custom injection molding manufacturing. One aspect of our manufacturing services that is especially near and dear to our hearts is innovations in design. Each product we create is based on the specific and unique needs of our customer. How do we determine what those needs are? We work right alongside our customer counterparts to think creatively and produce a design that meets the customer’s requirements. No matter how simple or complex!

If you were to observe the beginning of any new project as it emerges in HTI’s production schedule, you would notice emails, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings with clients—all critical steps to assure manufacturing success. HTI personnel use Gantt charts and software, such as Microsoft Project, to enable ongoing collaboration between those involved in a project. This well-practiced communications strategy allows us to ensure swift results for our clients.&nbsp

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