Additive Manufacturing experts, HiETA Technologies, has announced the opening of its new purpose built Technology Centre in the Bristol & Bath Science Park..
The Centre brings HiETA’s design and production capabilities all under one roof in a 270m2 facility. Using metal additive manufacturing (AM), HiETA’s patented designs make lighter and more energy efficient components in the aerospace, defence, automotive and microgeneration sectors. Customers and partners can come in and experience the process from the initial concept through to design, analysis, manufacture, post processing, quality assurance and component testing - all in one place.
Businesses are challenging AM providers to deliver industrialisation at the right price and with the right safeguards. Running the machines in house with the build team right next to the design team means HiETA is on the fast track to deliver on that challenge.
“Visualising the AM process is critical to engaging with manufacturers”, explained HiETA CEO, Mike Adams. “The global AM market is forecasted to be worth $3.5 billion by 2017; as a leading player and pioneer of the technology, we are determined to play an integral role in driving the UK’s rightful position as world leaders.”
Preview tours of the new facility are taking place in November and December. Representatives from the aerospace, automotive, defense and the wider manufacturing community will be personally invited to attend a series of site tours including demonstrations of ‘AM in action’ with sector-specific presentations.
Mike added: “The Technology Centre is a significant investment by HiETA but pivotal to our business development whilst presenting a working showcase to the manufacturing industry.”