Computer Aided Design

Computer Aided Design

As a key element of our technical expertise, we have a powerful 3D computer aided design capability. We use Solidworks ™ software, enabling us to model prototype designs in three dimensions and construct complex assemblies, such as the Hydrogas unit, shown on the left.

We are able to import or export files in standard 3-D formats, to adopt customer interface requirements and facilitate engineering analyses. The 3-D assemblies can be animated to confirm dynamic operations and check for mechanical clashes.

Once the design has been developed in 3-D, two-dimensional manufacturing drawings are quickly produced using the associated 2-D software. The comprehensive ModelManager electronic data management package, ensures full configuration control and revision history is maintained

Latest News

M109A7 enters service with Horstman suspension

Military personnel and defence contractors celebrated delivery of the first M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony on April 9. "The M109A7 stands at the vanguard of a series of ground combat modernization upgrades, which will significantly enhance the Army's combat fleet for decades to come," said Heidi Shyu, the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology. Horstman Inc based in Sterling Heights Michigan designed, developed and manufactured the hydraulic high performance rotary damper system which provides the vehicle with an exceptional cross country mobility as well as chassis stability during firing.

IDEF Exhibition Turkey 5 - 8 May 2015

Come along and say hello! We are in Salon 2, UK Pavilion stand 216/D. We are showing the Timoney designed 9 ton independent axle system manufactured in conjunction with Texelis complete with our Horstman advanced next generation suspension system. Horstman’s suspensions are standard fit on the Tulpar IFV and the Pars 6x6 Armoured Combat Vehicle, as well as the British Army TERRIER Engineer Vehicle, Korean K9/K10 family of tracked vehicles, US Paladin PIM program and the German Army Puma IFV. Horstman can offer new and innovative suspension systems as well as upgrades for tracked and wheeled armored fighting vehicles

Horstman selected for Upgraded Spearfish

Horstman is proud to announce that we have been selected to design and manufacture the modified fuel tank of the upgraded version of BAE Systems Spearfish.