See also: Engine Services
HFE International will design any engine hardware for your Unmanned Vehicle or Ground Support Equipment. We have experience designing with the latest metal alloys, plastics, and composite materials. We know what materials will stand up to the vibration, heat, salt spray, blowing sand and dust, and UV degradation. We also have experience designing for electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Rapid Prototype Plastics
RP plastics have advanced well beyond the fragile materials that were produced only 5 years ago. Today, rapid prototype parts can be manufactured in advanced materials such as PEEK, an extremely stable high temperature plastic and Ultem, a very hard plastic that can operate up to 390 F. This manufacturing process now allows for the production of plastic parts that are fully functional, eliminating the need for costly tooling and injection molding. Engineers at HFE International understand the properties of these materials and use them in every engine assembly.
CNC Machining and AS 9100 certified products
HFE International has partnered with Central Components, an AS9100 and ISO: 9001-2008 certified machine shop. This partnership expands our capability to machine prototypes and produce hardware with all the quality certifications that most UAV manufactures require. We also build turnkey engine assemblies at the facility giving the customer one of the nation’s only AS 9100 certified engine products for small UAV’s.