Joost Engines Ltd is an innovative company in the UK in the process of designing and prototyping a novel petrol engine. The Joost engine has all the weight, power and simplicity benefits of a 2-stroke engine, but with the emissions and efficiency performance of modern 4-strokes.
Joost Engines is an innovative company in the U.K. in the process of designing and prototyping a novel petrol engine and are frequently designing and testing prototype components for their engines. These components include cranks, driveshafts, flywheels, bearings, oil pumps, etc. All manufactured from a wide range of materials.
Joost Engines first engaged HLH back in 2019 to provide precision components for their engine development and testing programme. Since then, Joost Engines has relied on HLH for CNC machined and SLM (metal) 3D printed prototypes.
“All components have been shipped to specification, +/- 10 microns in some cases for bearings, with a measurement report available for all the items. We have been delighted with speed and consistency of delivery,” said Paul Adlem, director of Joost Engines.
The different forms of rapid prototyping services available has allowed HLH to meet the demands of Joost Engine’s various projects (material, speed and complexity-wise) time and time again. In addition, the customer service is excellent. These qualities are what led Joost Engines to prolong their relationship with HLH.
“We’ve found that HLH have a can-do positive attitude and they have met our high demands for both quality and delivery for a wide range of challenging components.” said Paul Adlem, director of Joost Engines.
When sourcing from traditional methods, custom machined parts can take between 6 weeks or longer to be delivered. Despite the prototypes being manufactured and post processed in HLH’s China facility then shipped, “HLH have provided components within 3 weeks to the U.K. without fail,” said Paul.
Paul ended with the final statement, “the positive impact that their delivery reliability has had on our development and testing programme has been positively game changing.”