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Meggitt invests in metal AM specialist

Posted on 12 Feb 2020 and read 962 times
Meggitt invests in metal AM specialistDorset-based Meggitt (UK) Ltd (a subsidiary of Meggitt plc) has announced an investment in Bristol-based HiETA Technologies Ltd that will accelerate the development of the next generation of high-performance and lightweight thermal systems for aerospace and energy applications.

Meggitt’s experience in designing and manufacturing advanced heat-exchanger technologies for mission-critical aerospace and industrial applications complements HiETA’s experience in designing and using additive manufacturing to build components for aerospace, defence and motor-sport applications.

Hugh Clayton, director of Meggitt’s engineering and strategy group (www.meggitt.com), said: “With a 160-year track record in bringing technology to the aerospace, defence and energy markets, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to partner with HiETA to push the frontiers of innovation.

"We look forward to collaborating on additive-manufacturing and thermal-system technology to enable the next generation of more-sustainable aircraft propulsion systems and greener energy systems.”

Mike Adams, CEO and co-founder of HiETA Technologies Ltd, said: “This investment enables us to bring exciting new products to new markets.

“It also shows the potential for additive manufacture of our world-class designs, when supported by outstanding industrial knowledge, experience and capability.

“The investment is therefore key to developing confidence in the further adoption of additive manufacturing.”