Design

Design

We have the ability to take on a project from start to finish, and oversee every aspect of tooling, from design to finished product. We are responsible for delivery and quality, and thus reduce the load on our customer purchasing function. Our designers average over ten years of experience in the design of custom tools, gages and fixtures, and work with the latest versions of Unigraphics and Pro/E. This allows NHTC to complete projects with exacting accuracy in a minimal amount of time to meet your most demanding deadlines. Your designs can then be processed through our CAM system to ensure the most accurate machining of complex geometry.

The completed design can be delivered in your preferred format: plotted on paper, vellum or mylar on our high-resolution inkjet plotters; on a CD in a wide variety of formats, including Pro/E, .stp, .prt and .iges files, or transmitted to you via e-mail or secure ftp site.

For the customer with short lead times and a tight budget, NHTC offers hybrid modular tooling as an alternative to dedicated tooling. This re-useable tooling is custom designed and tailored to meet the needs of your particular product line. This allows a quicker response time to new products, changes in old products, or the flexibility to tool up for low-volume or experimental parts in a cost-effective way.