Category: Collaboration Projects

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

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 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 Technologies becomes Digital Manufacturing Partner of Renishaw Inc.

HiETA is proud to announce that we are working with Renishaw Inc. to develop relationships with customers in the USA. From Renishaw’s impressive Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centre at West Dundee, Illinois, HiETA Technologies and Renishaw are able to provide a full end-to-end design, development and manufacturing service to clients. Please stop by Renishaw Inc., which is just … 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

HiETA Recuperator Utilised in Ariel HiPERCAR

HiETA Recuperator Featured as Part of the Micro-Turbine Range Extender in Ariel HiPERCAR  HiETA is pleased to announce that our Additive Manufactured MiTRE recuperator has been used in the micro-turbine range extender system on the Ariel HiPERCAR. Standing for High Performance Carbon Reduction, the project is destined for full release in 2019 and Ariel production in 2020 alongside the Atom, Nomad … Continued

HiETA Technologies Recently Tested Our Novel Waste Heat Recovery System

HiETA Technologies recently tested our novel waste heat recovery system, as part of a collaborative R&D project with Bath University and AXES Design, generating over 1kW of power from an exhaust stream. As part of an Innovate UK project, we have developed a waste heat recovery system based on an Inverted Brayton Cycle, aiming to deliver ~5% fuel savings … Continued

HiETA Successfully Tests a Waste-Heat Heat Exchanger

HiETA Technologies recently tested a waste-heat heat exchanger to 36 bar, 650°C temperature, as part of a collaborative R&D project named iBRANCH with Bath University and AXES Design. The steam superheater heat exchanger is made from Inconel 625, a nickel super alloy with an operating temperature of up to 800°C and a fluid medium of air to liquid with … Continued

HiETA Tests Our Highest Effectiveness Heat Exchanger

HiETA Technologies recently tested our highest ever effectiveness (>96%) heat exchanger, as part of a collaborative R&D project with Bath University and AXES Design. The Ultra-compact air to liquid heat exchanger, which is more than 4x smaller than a high performing conventionally manufactured system, is made from Inconel 625, a nickel superalloy, with an operating temperature of up to 800°C. … Continued