HTI Precision Manufacturing

Tool Design & Manufacturing Overview

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precisiontooling webHTI's Tooling Operation is committed to short lead times with high precision tooling to enable the fastest possible time to market on projects requiring complex or tight-tolerance tooling.  HTI has the same commitment to meet tooling capacity requirements when time to volume demands it.  


HTI's Tooling Operation has long established itself as an integrated tool design and build organization with a flexible scheduling system to enable leading turnaround times demanded by many industries.  HTI maintains a 24x7x52 operation fully staffed with designers, engineers, technicians, toolmakers, and machinists.  HTI can work from customer-supplied drawings or we can be your 'one-stop-shop' to fully custom design and fabricate your precision tools, die sets, jigs, fixtures and/or gauges in an environmentally controlled facility located in Hutchinson, MN. 


HTI strives for excellence in customer service to ensure customer satisfaction.  HTI achieves this by providing quick turn quotes, the shortest lead times, a dynamic scheduling system to minimize impact of design changes, on-time delivery, and accounts managed by dedicated key customer service representatives.  HTI's goal is to deliver high quality precision-built tooling that provides cost-effective solutions that meets or exceeds customer requirements. 


Tool Design

HTI uses state of the art solid model design software applications to design complex, high precision tools with intricate components and features. This provides quick turnaround designs and file conversion capability to ensure compatibility with customer documentation needs. HTI closely collaborates with customers throughout the design process to ensure timely responses to design-related issues by subject matter experts and provides video conferencing for remote design reviews.


Tool Manufacturing

HTI’s Class A toolmakers are skilled artisans who average over 20 years of experience building custom precision cutting and forming tools, jigs, measurement gauges and fixturing tools for materials as thin as 0.0008 in. (20 µm). HTI’s toolmakers routinely and accurately build complex component assemblies with location tolerances to 0.0002 in. (5 µm) and multiple independently moving components timed to 50 µin. (1.3 µm) using carbide, stainless steel, tool steel, and various other materials including plastics.


Precision Metrology

ASQ and ASME certified. HTI’s focus on world class precision is supported by a dedicated, environmentally controlled Precision Measurement and Inspection Lab (PMM equipped), capable of validating complex geometry, size, location and finish requirements with accuracy down to sub 40 µin. (1µm).

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