Major Markets: Defense Industry
Defense Industry Investment Castings
Our relationship with defense industry leaders like General Dynamics, Lockheed, Pratt & Whitney, Textron, and the US government has been built on our reliability, quality, and best-in-industry value. Major Tier 1 suppliers likewise know Hitchiner as the go-to supplier for their investment casting needs.
The same competitive advantages that uniquely qualify Hitchiner processes for an array of fuel-efficient, high-performance aerospace applications extend easily to military aircraft, missiles, and other armaments. When parts programs call for ready-to-use or fully finished and assembled investment castings in high, moderate, or low volumes, Hitchiner has the capabilities to provide our customers what they need.
Hitchiner’s US and Mexico Operations can meet critical needs for just-in-time manufacturing and on-time delivery. Collaborative and expert development, production, and delivery planning customize programs for the customer’s production stream. Hitchiner’s full-service, post-production capabilities simplify and streamline programs for maximum efficiency and lowest cost.
Perhaps most importantly, defense organizations around the world rely on Hitchiner’s precision processes and state-of-the-art quality control systems to ensure the highest degrees of reliability.
Delivering trust and value. Hitchiner people stand ready to exceed expectations and build relationships based on respect, trust, knowledge, quality, and value. As a result, Hitchiner-made parts work for defense manufacturers and their suppliers.
Aerospace & Defense Applications
Fuel-efficient, high-performance aerospace and defense components cast using Hitchiner’s countergravity processes are uniquely well suited for these parts and applications areas:
- Landing gear
- Structural components
- Auxiliary power unit components
- Defense armament applications
- Missile canard & fin
- Rocket motor case
- Propulsion components