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Technology Roadmap Considerations

Voice Of the Customer

AHT is dedicated to working with our customers to develop new products, or innovate existing ones, to satisfy our customer road-maps. 

AHT has, or is in the process, of developing coolers to address the following critical customer areas of focus

  •  Fuel Savings
  •  Weight Savings
  •  Enhanced heat dissipation within existing envelopes
  • Higher Operating Pressures
  •  Higher Operating Temperatures
  •  Thermal/Structural stress isolation
  •  De-Icing, Decongealing
  •  Conformal envelopes
  •  Second Sourcing – by achieving improved thermal performance and weight savings within existing envelopes

Additive Manufacturing

General Benefits/Considerations: 

  •  Prototypes: Rapid Prototyping
  •  No Tooling: Eliminates the need for most tooling
  •  Labor Savings: No welding, no brazing, less machining, and less inspection
  •  Reduces Overhead: Reduces overhead (less direct labor, less utilities)
  •  Reduces Scrap: Reduced scrap realized
  •  Reduces Inventory: Reduces inventory (to powder)
  •  Lights Out: True lights-out Mfg
  •  Digital Factory: Integration of ‘Digital Factory’ with AMETEK and Customers/Suppliers with file/data sharing. Complete lot/data traceability down to individual components
  •  Negatives: Significant Capital/Leasing investment in AM Machines and Support