Deharde & ETW Gain the Boeing Performance & Innovation Award
Division Wind Tunnel Models
In the context of the German aeronautical research programme LuFo the German companies Deharde GmbH and ETW have been supported by the US-based aircraft company Boeing. Thanks to extraordinary performance within the ISL-SMA project (Innovative Structures for Aircraft & Aircraft Models by Shape Memory Alloys), Boeing Research & Technology awarded the Boeing Performance & Innovation Award to Deharde and ETW in January 2018.
The team was selected for their work in completing a high-speed cryogenic test of a controllable 787 model-scale inboard spoiler built into a two-dimensional airfoil at the European Transonic Wind Tunnel.
The test was a milestone within the scope of the German aeronautical research programme LuFo in the ISL-SMA project. ISL-SMA will make Shape Memory Alloys applicable as compact, robust and powerful actuators to drive movables on wind tunnel models. This leads to valuable cost and time savings in performing wind tunnel tests at actual flight conditions, as they are vital to design future eco-efficient and quiet aircraft.
Appreciating Boeing’s recognition of the team’s progress, the ISL-SMA partners are even more motivated to get this technology running as a standard for ETW cryogenic testing now. Based on the gained experience Deharde will explore also other aerospace applications requiring compact, robust and powerful actuators in hostile environments.
Top professional visitors at the EUROGUSS
The whole die casting value chain in one place
High demand for this year’s International Trade Fair for Die Casting (EUROGUSS): booked up for exhibitors, Deharde had signed up in time among 641 exhibitors with own exhibition booth. Between January 16th and 18th, 2018, some 15.000 professional visitors came to Nuremberg in order to get informed about latest solutions concerning products and services around the die casting industry. Deharde, too, presented itself successfully and established and intensified valuable contacts.
“Our first participation of the fair as exhibitor was a complete success. Many trade visitors at national as well as at international level asked for closer cooperation. We promise they can count on our longtime experience and expertise on this subject.” says Marc Brestrich, CEO of Deharde GmbH.
The favorable participation of the EUROGUSS is reason for the decision to take part again in two years time, from January 14th to 16th. The booth will grow because two other divisions of Deharde – jigs and tools from plant engineering as well as wind tunnel models – will broaden Deharde’s exhibition. We are already looking forward to meet our customers’ interests even better with this wider range.
New BelugaXL outdoors for the first time
In Toulouse the super transporter rolled off its hangar and was presented by Airbus. It provides a length of 62 m and a diameter of about 8,70 m. The airframe of the first BelugaXL has just been completed: body inclusively supporting structure, tailplane fin, control unit and landing gear. Heart of the air freighter – the giant storage area – consists in large part of the Super Shells delivered by Deharde.
The rollout of the first plane gives way to the beginning of the assembly of the second plane. According to Bertrand George, head of the BelugaXL program, this is going to be done faster now. Deharde is well prepared; the important Super Shells for the body structure are shipped from the Vareler Hafen to France on a regular basis.
Next milestone at Airbus will be the maiden flight of the cargo aircraft in summer 2018. We can’t wait to see our Super Shells way up in the skies!
Picture © AIRBUS 2018 – photo by P. Masclet / master films
Deharde welcomes you at the EUROGUSS 2018
First time own booth at Europe's biggest trade fair for Die Casting
Every two years the EUROGUSS takes place at the trade fair center at Nuremburg – here the international die casting industry meets to themes concerning technology, processes, and products. For the first time Deharde Die Casting participates as exhibitor and thereby presents itself actively and close to the customer. “We want to provide an open, comfy room in professional surrounding for our business partners and invite everybody else being interested to come and visit us, too”, says Ralf Bernhardt, Head of Molds and Castings at Deharde GmbH. “Deharde has developed enormously within the last years and this we want to present in public now.”
The fair is open daily from January 16th to 18th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deharde GmbH is placed in hall 6, booth no. 6-135.
Take-over of the company HDD Technologies Bremen
Deharde strengthens its portfolio
Deharde enlarged its value chain for further economic growth in the beginning of December, 2017. Thanks to the buy of the Bremen-located company of HDD Techno-logies with its 40 employees, Deharde can now provide its customers one-stop with supplemental services in electro-plating, paint shop, production of sheet metal chassis, and prospec-tively NDT (non destructive testing). Deharde underlines that the company acquisition of HDD Technologies was done in addition to the existing location in Varel and in order to enlarge company skills. “We are very happy that we found HDD Technologies which will help us to successfully fulfil our strategy and target for growth. Together we will use our strengthened position to meet market demands. In this way we are able to even upgrade our usual high-quality and in-time performance.” states Managing Partner of Deharde, Marc Brestrich.
Deharde’s business activities as reliable mechanical engineer and globally acting aerospace expert include everything from engineering to implementation of complete components. This is guaranteed by highly qualified employees as well as modern machinery. Thanks to great investments in infrastructure and know-how Deharde succeeded in becoming a Design & Build provider for aerospace components within short spell. The company employs a staff of nearly 400 and had a turnover of 40 mio € (2016)
At the moment, Deharde holds the following portfolio:
- High Precision Parts
- Plant Engineering
- Wind Tunnel Models
- Casting Tools
Prime Minister of Lower Saxony visits Deharde
Respect for outstanding corporate success
Prime Minister of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil, Minister of economic affairs in Lower Saxony Olaf Lies and Siemtje Möller, Member of Parliament, visited Deharde for being a fine example for a successful medium-sized company. Chief Executive Officer Marc Brestrich, company member Holger Hoffmann and Bernd Beschorner, Head of Aerospace, presented performance and business targets as well as product portfolio and places of production. The visitors were deeply impressed by Deharde’s dynamics - especially how it pushes its commitment to aircraft industry. Of special interest to politics of course was that Deharde is home of high-technology and the remarkable job creation – about 200 new hires since 2011. Prime Minister Weil congratulated to the exceptional corporate development of the last years and complimented Deharde’s verve to secure future growth.