TTH: Your One Stop Shop for Contract Manufacturing
TTH is truly your one-stop shop for contract manufacturing. We deliver high-quality production parts using a wide variety of plastic, urethane, and metal manufacturing processes. Our vertical integration includes a wide range of services which allow many different parts to be produced from diverse processes. TTH is then able to finish, paint, assemble, check the quality and manage inventory to provide dock to line products.
Contract manufacturing creates value for TTH’s customers in 5 different ways:
- Reduce customer inventory
- Reduce the number of vendors and suppliers
- Reduce workload with fewer production parts to order and manage
- Reduce the cost of quality
- Increase focus on what customers do best
One service that supports our contract manufacturing is rapid prototyping. Rapid prototyping allows us to create your part in just a few hours or a few days, depending on the technology and material chosen as well as the size and complexity of the model. It is a great and inexpensive way to get prototype parts fast for design checks and marketing samples.
3D printing, another service supporting contract manufacturing, is the process of building parts by joining material layer by layer from a CAD file. TTH offers different technologies from Stereolithography (SLA), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Polyjet, Continuous Light Interface Production (CLIP) and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) that can handle projects from fit and function to finished and painted trade show samples.
Additive manufacturing is using the 3D printing processes to create end use production parts. TTH currently produces hundreds of parts for production using SLA, FDM, SLS, DMLS and Carbon CLIP. Most industries use additive manufacturing for custom one-off production parts and low to medium volume production from 10 to 20,000 parts per year.
Enabled by Carbon’s proprietary CLIP Technology, Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) uses digital light projection, oxygen permeable optics and programmable liquid resins to produce parts. TTH uses the CLIP technology predominantly for producing additive manufactured parts because of the quality of engineering grade polyurethane materials; the isotropic, injection mold-like finished parts; speed; and cost economics.
Urethane molding offers a cost-effective alternative when you need multiple prototypes that require production material performance or low volume production parts. Its entry costs into production are relatively low and have fast turnaround times – often within one or two weeks. Urethane molding is commonly used in low volume production of large plastic housing enclosures because of the low tooling costs.
Plastic injection molding uses a combination of thermal principles and pressure to create the parts and components you need for your business. TTH creates the tooling and molding processes based on the most efficient and economical path to produce parts based on your budget, quality requirements, timeline and estimated annual usage. TTH’s unique injection molding flexibility allows us to produce parts from 1oz to 60oz in shot size and volumes from 25 parts per year to hundreds of thousands of parts per year.
High-speed Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining produces parts by using machine tools to remove material, also known as subtractive manufacturing. Most commonly, CNC machining is done with lathes, mills and multi-axis machines. These processes allow a variety of different precision parts and shapes to be made in either plastic and metal and for prototype or production. With high-speed 5-axis CNC milling and automated robotic pallet changers, we are able to create complex parts and geometries without the setups associated with standard production machines.
Need it Monday?
TTH was born in the “need it now” environment of Rapid Prototyping so we know time is a priority. We are prepared to respond to your contract manufacturing request in minutes and hours, not days and weeks. We manage every step of your project and are set up to deliver on time. This includes having:
- Design reviews for all processes
- Dedicated account managers ready and waiting to help
- Engineering tools to incorporate last-minute design changes
- Flexible manpower to allocate to your project
- Variety of materials & processes to get the job done
- Vertical Integration to control the project from start to finish