Redesign and manufacture of electronic printed circuit boards for submarines.

Supplier: Hetech
12 March, 2020

The defence industry is a user of many different skills sets and works well with many sub-suppliers to achieve certain targets. Due to the project related (lumpy) demand for electronic skills many local companies have re-skilled and branched into other industries.

There is an ongoing requirement for local electronic design and manufacturing skills to support defence as well overseas companies such as Boeing, BAE, Airbus, Thales, etc. 

Client: Saab Technologies Australia 

The Project: Saab Technologies Australia approached Hetech to redesign and manufacture electronic printed circuit boards which have become obsolete. 

Industry: Defence 

Skills required: Parts assessment, micro-processor programming, schematic creation, PCB layouts, assembly, test jig, programming, testing and customised packaging 

Work Performed: Complete Turnkey 

Electronics: Electronic schematics, PCB layout 

Mechanical: Custom rebuild of enclosures, drilling, welding,  polishing, engraving, treatment 

Production: Build of printed circuit boards, conformal coating, assembly of boards into enclosures, wiring of components, programming, testing & packaging

Support:  Technical and customer documentation, ongoing technical support and upgrades 

Why Hetech? Our customers’ view “Hetech are a key supplier for our project working in partnership with us to achieve solutions to complex problems. Hetech’s expertise in electronic design provides us with confidence that the end product meets the strict standards and functionality that we require.” Rodney McDonald, Procurement Manager – Submarine | Defence Operations