CASE STUDIES

HTM Technologies is a high-tech supplier focusing on added value solutions for various market sectors, such as the aerospace, military, semiconductor, analytical and medical applications. On this page we present some case studies that we have worked on successfully.

Special projects

Ariane 6 ESA launch system – Read more.

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II – Read more.

Drone General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper – Read more.

Case studies per industry

1. Aerospace

HTM Technologies has developed into a leading supplier for complex machined parts and assemblies. HTM Technologies is a key supplier in most major commercial aircraft programs e.g. Airbus A-320, Airbus A-380, Pilatus, Boeing, General Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Dassault, Stork Fokker AESP and Northrop Grumman and several military programs such as: F16, F35, Apache, NH90, Mirage and the Chinook.

HTM Technologies primary process of components manufacturing is in accordance with the highest aerospace quality approvals and industrial standards such as ISO and AS certificates and consists of an extensive range in the product portfolio; from single parts manufacturing to ‘ready to install’ parts and (sub)assemblies.

Parts for the Boeing 737 Max airplane engine

At HTM Precision we make the pumps for the hydraulic for this airplane. Those carters are very important to let the plane work correctly the parts are also pre mounted at HTM Precision.

Those carter have a high dimensional precision and the wall thickness is also very important. Ore customer choose for use because we have invest a lot in tooling and machining to guaranteed the high dimensional precision of this part.

Function of the partOil pump for leap engine
Competences usedMilling 4-axis, FPI, anodize and mounting
Machines usedDMG Mori NHX 5500
Type of materialAluminium Casting
DimensionsVarious
Other technical informationThis part has several deep holes with less tolerance

2. Space

For over 47 years, HTM Technologies is a reliable supplier to the world’s most leading companies in the aerospace market. Successes were achieved with the contribution towards space programs like Ariane 5 and the Galileo space program. Multiple high-tech modules and highly complex sheet metal modules and components were developed and manufactured within HTM Technologies.

 

HTM Technologies continues to participate in various significant scientific missions, not only with the delivery of supporting subsystems, but also with the realization of scientific high-tech instruments.

VEGA rocket

VEGA (rocket) is an expandable launch system in use by Arianespace jointly developed by the ASI and the ESA. Development began in 1998 and the first launch took place from the Centre Spatial Guyanais on 13 February 2012. The VEGA is designed to launch small payloads – 300 to 2.500 kg satellites for scientific and earth observation missions to polar and low earth orbits.

VEGA means: Vettore Europeo di Generazione Avanzata, or English: European Vector of Advanced Generation.

Function of the partStage of a rocket, this is a pre-launch part that is unloaded into space
Competences usedHigh-tech forming
Machines usedByStronic Xpert 200
Type of materialAluminium 7075-T7351
Dimensionsø 3 m
Other technical informationEvery bending step is checked with molds and accepted by the customer. Each cone is riveted together at the customer to form a large cone.

3. Defence – Land forces

HTM Technologies is the best partner for the land forces of the defence industry. We use our CNC manufacturing and CNC machining skills to contribute to a higher cause. We are a supplier of military parts and components, not only because we deliver high quality work, we have the experience and track record to live up to it. From components for tanks, aircraft, spacecraft or weapons: we can deliver it all.

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Smart Parafoil Autonomous Delivery System. Unmanned parachute for goods drop by NATO.

Function of the productPrecision cargo dropping
UnitHousing (for electronics and GPS equipment)
Market sectorMilitary / Humanitarian
Competences usedLaser cutting, welding, painting, surface treatment, sheet metal assemblies
Machines usedGrinding master, ByStronic Xpert 200
Type of materialSteel (special coating)
Dimensions700 x 500 x 300 mm

4. Defence – Air force

HTM Technologies is the best partner for the land forces of the air force. We use our high precision metal skills to make components used for various goals. We understand reliability and the importance of details and are therefore a highly valued partner for the defense market.
Let us give you some examples of what we can make:

Defence Air Force

  • Precision metal components
  • Electronic unit racks
  • Turbine engine parts
  • Overhauling of gearboxes
  • Landing gear components
  • Actuator housings
  • UAV parts

 

Helicopter

  • Avionics housings
  • Hinges
  • Side loader parts
  • Structure parts (machined)
  • Welded sheet metal assembly
  • Landing gear components

NH 90 aluminium parts

The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter. It was developed in response to NATO requirements for a battlefield helicopter which would also be capable of being operated in naval environments.

Used competencesMilling, boring
Machines usedHermle C32U and Mazak Nexus 510C-II
Material type7075 aluminium
Dimensions165 x 42 x 20 mm
Other technical information5-axis indexations, accurate ø 0.02 mm
Function of the partHydraulic oil pump
Competences usedMilling 5-axis, FPI and anodize
Machines usedHermle C32
Type of materialAluminium 7075 T7351
Dimensions88.9 x 118 x 165 mm
Other technical informationThis part has several holes that come out in each other

Boeing AH-64 Apache aluminium and 300M parts

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a crew of two. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems.

UnitSideloader
Market sectorAviation and defense
Competences usedMilling, boring, reaming, thread milling, 5-axis simultaneous, assembly helicoils and pens, and outsourcing surface treatment
Machines usedHermle C42U
Type of material7050 aluminium
Dimensions330 x 270 x 114 mm
Other technical information5-axis undercuts, very thin-walled with accuracy 0.025mm
Function of the partLanding gear
Used competencesTurning, Milling 5-axis and Heat Treatment
Machines usedOkuma, Hermle C800
Type of materialAlloy Steel 300M
DimensionsØ 107.95 x 470 mm
Other technical informationThis part has thin wall thickness end hardness of 53-55 Rockwell

Boeing P-8 Poseidon aluminium parts

The Boeing P-8 Poseidon (formerly Multimission Maritime Aircraft) is an American maritime patrol aircraft developed and produced by Boeing Defence, Space & Security, modified from the 737-800ERX. It was developed for the United States Navy (USN).

Competences usedMilling, boring, outsourcing surface treatment, assembly
Machines usedHermle C42U
Type of material7050 aluminium
Dimensions420 x 205 x 165 mm
Other technical informationVery thin-walled and complex vacuum molds required for production

5. Defence – Navy

HTM Technologies is the best partner for the naval market (navy, marine, coast guards). We handle the production and assembly of various structures and systems, such as radar or decoy. We engineer, produce and test consoles to deliver a high-end product. From (sub)marines to radar ships: the navel market doesn’t have any secrets for us.

NS100 / AS200 radar system housing

The NS100 radar is a rotating radar for air and sea imaging of naval vessels. The radar is special because the radar beams are not sent straight ahead as seen from the antenna, but also to the left and right. In September 2018, the NS100 was installed on the LPD Zr.Ms. Rotterdam navy ship.

The NS100 is an air and sea imagery radar and can detect and track aircraft, missiles, UAVs, large and small ships. In addition, it can support the weapon systems of its own ship.

Details:

  • Accurate tolerances on a large area
  • Complex part ± 4.000 rivets
  • Equipped with leak test and 100+ measuring points
  • Flatness front ± 0.2 mm
  • Radar has a range of max. 280 kilometers
UnitHousing for a radar system on board a naval ship or on the back of a military land force truck.
Function of the part3D medium to long-range aerial and marine imaging radar.
Different types of partsSheet metal, high-tech machining, machined castings (casting parts).
Competences usedLaser cutting, bending, deburring, anodized, riveting, gluing, external measurements and assembly.
Machines usedBySprint Fiber 3015, ByStronic Xpert 200, Hermle C42, 3rd party measurements for flatness.
Type of materialAluminium
Dimensions< 3.1 x 1 x 3.3 m

RIM-162 ESSM aluminium parts

The RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile is a development of the RIM-7 SeaSparrow missile used to protect ships from attacking missiles and aircraft. ESSM is designed to counter supersonic maneuvering anti-ship missiles.

Function of the partElectronics
Competences usedMilling
Machines usedHermle C42U and Matsuura VPlus-1000
Type of materialALPLAN® aluminium
DimensionsØ210 x 3 mm
Other technical informationVery thin-walled (0.5mm) and accurate (0.01mm)

6. High-tech large machinery moduls

Within the machine tool industry HTM Technologies is a well-established name. Offering its worldwide customer base multiple high precision solutions based on its standard or customer specific product base. Our solutions are well known for its long-lifetime and high accuracy objectives.

High-tech machinery for the optical industry

End productMachines looks at the blood vessels in the back of your eye for measurements. Eye disorder and diabetes.
Market sectorHigh-tech optical
PartAll sheet metal parts, composite housing
Competences usedLaser, deburring, bending, assembly.
Machines usedBySprint Fiber 3015 and 3015 Extended, Time Savers 42RB, ByStronic Xpert200 and Safan E-Brake-B
Type of materialAluminium
DimensionsVarious
Other technical informationTolerances on flatness. High precision sheet metal, flatness and dimensions are very important.

Turntable for LFM-STPL carton lid machine Inmaco

End productLFM-STPL semi rectangular carton lid production machine
UnitTurntable
Market sector Packaging machinery
Competences usedLarge machining
Machines usedMatec double gantry MP-40-P
Type of materialAluminium EN AW-6082 T6/T651
DimensionsØ1204 mm, height 124 mm
Other technical informationParallelism of upper and lower surface 0.05 mm

7. Medical science and clinical apps

The medical market requires high-technology solutions and advanced competences. That’s what HTM Technologies can offer. Our high-quality standard and extreme precision causes us to be an appreciated system supplier for several medical companies.

We invest in knowledge and tools to serve the medical market at best, because we expect an increasing demand for complex systems and modules due to the growing world population, the senescence, but also the increasing prosperity of the wealthy countries.

HTM Technologies has long-term partnerships with international customers in the medical industry and diagnostics. Due to very tight requirements, this market must always provide reliable products and services. It is a market that depend on suppliers who pursue that same quality values and reliability requirements.
This is evident in the special emphasis which HTM Technologies places on:
  • Highly repeatable quality
  • Traceability
  • Statistical process control
  • Independent automated production and assembly processes
  • ISO

 

The services and solutions which HTM Technologies delivers to this demanding market include:

  • Engineering and development
  • X-ray manipulation systems
  • Operating table adjustment systems
  • Advanced mechatronics
  • Handling modules
  • Ultra high-precision parts

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8. Semiconductor

For many years HTM Technologies has been a value-added supplier to the semiconductor industry, for various international customers, both front-end and back-end.

The semiconductor industry is a highly demanding market, which is known for outsourcing complete modules and is characterized by:

  • High complexity of technological developments and application
  • High rate of technological developments and innovation
  • Very short time to market for new product introductions
  • High sensitivity to cyclical trends; rapid growth and sudden decline

 

HTM Technologies specializes in:

  • Engineering and development
  • Automated machining of complex, functionally critical components
  • Gluing of various materials

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9. Analytical

For many years, HTM Technologies has been a value-added supplier to the analytical industry, for various international customers.

The analytical industry is a highly demanding market, which is known for outsourcing complete modules and is characterized by:

  • High complexity of technological developments and application
  • High rate of technological developments and innovation
  • Very short time to market for new product introductions
  • High complex module assemblies in vacuum environments

 

HTM Technologies specializes in:

  • Engineering & Development
  • Automated machining of complex, functionally critical components
  • Testing procedures according to customer-specific leak tests

Enclosure of a machine. Complete sheet metal enclosures

Spectrometer for elemental analysis.

UnitEnclosure of a machine. Complete sheet metal enclosures.
Different types of partsSheet metal, plastic, turning and milling parts, wet painting.
Competences usedLaser cutting, bending, sheet metal work, edging, welding and good finishing, surface treatment, assembly.
Machines usedBySprint Fiber 3015, Time Savers 42RB, ByStronic Xpert 200 and Safan E-brake-B, welding equipment.
Type of materialSteel, plastic
Other technical informationVisually, this product must be top notch considering the environment where they end up, welds must be finished every time so that it appears as if it is completely bent (smooth radial around).

Loader door for analytical X-ray diffractometer

UnitLoader door
Function of the partPart what we make takes care of the loading of the machine. They can place a sample in a holder and our mounting part ensures that the machine is loaded.
Different types of parts: Turn-mill parts, high accuracy
Competences usedTurning, milling, nickel plating, assembly and functionality test
Machines usedTurn-milling machines
Type of materialSteel
Dimensions400 x 150 x 100 mm
Other technical informationEvery loader door is tested by us by means of a functionality test.

10. Optical

HTM Technologies is the place to be for microscope, laser and telescope components. We deliver the highest precision and accuracy needed for the optical industry. Small tolerances and state-of-the-art products and components, that’s what we promise.

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11. Life sciences

HTM Technologies is a the a trustable partner for companies active in life sciences and medical industries. Our competences in the field of high precision CNC machining and sheet metal production, assembly and systems enable us to meet market requirements. We combine this with low tolerances, precision and the highest level of sanitation.

 

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12. Metrology

We are happy to use our quality of extremely precise work for the metrology market. We have all the knowledge and skills to measure and test. Using the most modern techniques, we achieve the end result that our customers have in mind. With our competences in the field of precision CNC machining and sheet metal production and assembly, we can take your project off the ground.

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