HiETA’s Technology Centre has been built to rapidly deliver high-performance products by using additive manufacturing at a high level of quality. It brings HiETA’s design, analysis, and production capabilities together, all under one roof, in a purpose-built facility in Bristol & Bath Science Park. Working with our customers and partners, we address the whole product life-cycle from initial concept through design, analysis manufacture, post-processing, quality assurance and component testing—all linked by fast-paced agile processes. Additionally, the Technology Centre is strategically positioned at the Bristol and Bath Science Park to access facilities at the National Composite Centre and forthcoming Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS). We also have our high-temperature and phase-change test facilities located just a few minutes’ drive away and Renishaw, our supplier of Additive Manufacturing machines, is located just 30 minutes away. Also emerging is a cluster of high-end users of Additive Manufacturing in the locality, which offers exciting opportunities for future collaboration.
End-to-end product development
- FEA analysis
- CFD analysis
- Topology optimisation
- Materials analysis
- Build optimisation
- AM manufacture
- Component inspection
- Component testing
- Project management
Whatever stage a customer brings a product to us, HiETA has the expertise and resource to add real value and accelerate delivery.
The Technology Centre houses a number of high specification AM machines, supported by a strong local supply base, ensuring that HiETA offers flexibility in its design and production solutions as products move through their lifecycle to full production volumes.
Flexible Entry to the Supply Chain
HiETA’s full service offers sophisticated analysis and modelling tools and AM machines facilitate rapid development enabling businesses to reduce their lead times. Whatever the level of market readiness, HiETA can help build the framework and optimise designs for AM, provide flexible manufacturing solutions and ensure that, when ready, there is a validated supply route to deliver right the first time.