We are both technical and commercial, delivering economical solutions

Application Engineering.

As application engineers, it’s our role to help create and use composite technologies to benefit your company and your customers, whether you want to create new materials, processes or products; or to expand and diversify.

Hive will work to achieve your targets, technically and economically, and develop the right solution for your business. From product design and development to business planning and a commercial route to market.

Our service includes:

  • Identifying the technical and business case for composites.
  • Establishing a costed product development roadmap.
  • Choosing the right materials, processes and suppliers.
  • Composite design.
  • Intellectual property and patenting.
  • Quality control, health and safety and environmental standards.
  • Testing and certification.

Technology transfer.

With our unique cross-sector experience, we can help you exploit existing advanced composite materials, processes and products or transfer composite technologies from one industry to another.

From working to identify the commercial benefits of adopting composites, to helping develop the right technical solution.

Done right, composites are a great way of diversifying what you do and opening up new wealth creation opportunities. We’ll help you through the whole process of adopting or adapting the technologies that are right for you and taking them into new markets.

Our service includes:

  • Advising on specifications, techniques and suppliers.
  • Business planning.
  • Diversification strategies.