Category: Additive Manufacturing

Case Study: Additive Manufacture of Combustion Chamber and Nozzle for Rocket Engine

Working with Protolaunch, HiETA Technologies have additively manufactured the combustion chamber and nozzle for the Protolaunch 10kN HILBERT rocket engine. This engine uses a novel thermodynamic cycle to eliminate the need for complex turbomachinery, it improves reliability for customers and offers improved manufacturing scalability. Protolaunch are a UK based, chemical propulsion company developing rocket engines for small … Continued

HiETA Technologies progresses Qualification of Super High-Temperature AM Resistojet

Industry: Spacecraft Propulsion HiETA Technologies, through the Catapult network and funded by the UK Space Agency, is partnering a consortium led by the University of Southampton and including H.C. Starck Solutions, Satellite Applications Catapult and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd in a collaborative project to deliver an innovative new resistojet propulsion system named STAR (Super high Temperature … Continued

Airbus Helicopters select HiETA for RACER Programme Heat Exchanger

HiETA are very proud to announce that they have been selected by Airbus Helicopters to develop and deliver a novel next-generation heat exchanger, manufactured using Additive Manufacturing, for installation and flight testing on the RACER programme. A unique technology demonstrator under the European Clean Sky 2 project, RACER (rapid and cost-efficient rotorcraft) is aiming to … Continued

HiETA and Norton Straw Win STEP Fusion Reactor Project

The UK Government has given UKAEA the goal to maintain the UK’s position as a world leader in fusion research and development. In the November 2018 budget (and reiterated in the Science Minister’s speech at Culham in January 2019) an initial £20m was provided for UKAEA to start investigating the viability of a Spherical Tokamak … Continued

Electrification in Propulsion Systems: The Opportunity for Additive Manufacturing to take Centre Stage?

Applying advanced engineering to reduce our environmental impact is something we’re passionate about at HiETA, and the electrification revolution that we’re in the middle of seems like a perfect place to apply Additive Manufacturing to realise real, commercially viable benefits. Electrification in Propulsion Systems: The Opportunity for Additive Manufacturing to take Centre Stage? In a … Continued

HiETA Technologies Awarded 2018 TCT Rising Star Award

The TCT awards is a prestigious event that celebrates the best innovations in design-to-manufacturing technology. Designed to celebrate groundbreaking applications and technology advancements, the evening was a huge success, and HiETA Technologies are proud to announce that we were awarded the 2018 TCT Rising Star award. 2018 has seen HiETA transition from primarily a research … Continued

HiETA celebrates growth with new website, video and brochure

2018 is fast becoming a landmark year for HiETA. Our heat exchangers are now typically five times smaller and our turbo machinery can run up to 200°C hotter than standard benchmarks. Revenues are expected to triple versus last year, staff levels are now above 50, and we’ve taken delivery of three out of four state … Continued

HiETA Excited to Take Delivery of Renishaw RenAM 500Q Machine

HiETA Technologies was pleased to take delivery this week of their first Renishaw RenAM 500Q. The state-of-the-art four-laser powder bed fusion metal additive manufacturing machine is being operated by HiETA under the MAMVA (Maturing Additive Manufacturing for Volume Automotive) project supported by Innovate UK. HiETA Technologies and Renishaw are collaborating to develop optimised process parameters and scanning … Continued

HiETA 2017 Year in Review

2017 Review HiETA achieved a number of significant technical successes and growth in its capability in 2017. We look forward to another successful year in 2018 and working with our new and existing customers to innovate solutions to challenging requirements. Key growth facts over 2017 Company size: 50% increase in company size, 40 engineers and … Continued

Introducing… Robot Bike Co. – Bespoke Additive Manufactured Precision Engineering

The Robot Bike Co, in collaboration with HiETA Technologies, Altair and Renishaw, unveiled the R160 enduro mountain bike frame on Thursday 26th May – to great acclaim! Marking a milestone in collaborative additive manufacturing/3D printing technology, Robot Bike represents a giant leap towards the goal of AM mass customisation – and is ready for customers to order from … Continued