Major Markets: Defense
Building relationships. General Dynamics, Lockheed, Pratt & Whitney, Textron, and the US government choose Hitchiner® for 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® is the supplier of choice.
Pushing the limits. One of the world's highest capacities and integrated engineering and production flows through Hitchiner’s® US and Mexico Operations 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