Meet our Technical Partners
In the first of a regular series profiling the Technical Partners that make In-Comm different, we take a look wire EDM and 3D specialists HK Technologies.
Can you tell us a little more about HK Technologies and what you do?
HK Technologies is the sole UK and Ireland distributors of Mitsubishi EDM Technology, supplying the world’s leading wire and spark erosion machines.
Our extensive sales and application expertise – across a wide range of industry sectors – ensures our customers benefit from maximum productivity, accuracy and reliability.
We also have a demonstration room in Rugby, which gives us the capability to carry out test cuts and supply customers with detailed reports showing job timings and costs.
Finally, HK3D is a team of mechanically trained engineers offering 3D printing technologies to reduce cost and time in the design to manufacture process. Printing in carbon fibre reinforced composites and a healthy selection of metals, our systems directly impact anything from design testing and tooling, all the way through to the manufacture of end products.
How many people do you employ and what is your annual turnover?
Our annual turnover is between £6m to £8m and employs 25 people.
Why did you become part of the In-Comm Training and Manufacturing Group and what do you bring to the table?
Between Mitsubishi & HK3D, we can offer apprentices and trainees an understanding of the processes and engineering applications for both wire EDM and additive manufacture.
The In-Comm TMG partnership offers us access to the engineers and decision makers of the future and for them to experience our products first-hand. It also allows excellent networking opportunities and best practice sharing with other partners through regular meetings and events.
How are you benefitting from your involvement?
Our membership allows us to promote both Mitsubishi EDM and HK3D to a much wider audience than just our existing customer base, especially with partner events such as Aerospace Supply Chain at the MCMT and the upcoming Advanced Engineering show.