A Dutch SME is an experienced multidisciplinary mechanical and mechatronic engineering company with professionals in conceptual 3 dimensional design, engineering, stress engineering, risk analysis, project management, product assurance and contracting for amongst others the space industry.
Regarding the space sector the SME is specialized in Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) and flight components. The SME has a small prototype production facility to assemble and test first (small) concepts.
Examples of support equipment are transport containers, vibration adapters, deployment rigs, integration rigs, hoisting jigs, assembly jigs, assembly tools, test tooling and so on.
The SME is a MGSE partner for prime space contractors, the European Space Agency (ESA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) since 2000 and their track record even goes back into the 90’s with the Ariane 5 program. The SME is familiar with all the processes and procedures of the prime space contractors, ESA and NASA.
The Dutch SME looks for a technical cooperation agreement with manufacturers of MGSE and flight components. The Dutch SME will bring in their engineering expertise and knowledge to comply with requirements of Space contractors. The preferred partner should be a manufacturer who is willing, or is already familiar with how to comply with space requirements and programs.