H. DASKEN Mechanical and Technical Innovations (also referred to as H. DASKEN) is committed to providing our clients with excellent mechanical design and engineering services that save time and money by doing the job right the first time. With over 30 years of hands-on industry experience, we understand what makes a design easier to manufacture and more cost-effective, user-friendly, and reliable. We are detail-oriented and have consistently met or exceeded our customers' expectations. We can do the same for your project; please contact us to discuss your requirements.

H. DASKEN's primary areas of expertise involve the subsea industry, high-tech and original equipment manufacturing, and kinetic art. We are equally at home with new product development or refining existing designs for cost reduction as well as improved reliability, performance and maintenance
. We work with either SolidWorks 3D or AutoCAD 2D software depending on the client’s preference.

Our key areas of service are listed below.

  • Mechanical equipment that utilizes fluids or has a fluid handling component.

  • Equipment that incorporates moving parts such as gears, bearings or drive systems.

  • Robotic equipment

  • Clean energy projects

  • Hydraulic system design, including sizing and selection of hydraulic valves, pumps, cylinders and other components.

  • Design of systems for handling fluids and compressed gases.

  • Custom design of special application valves and other components for fluid or gas systems.

  • All types of fluid seals.



H. DASKEN works with various shops to get parts made to the required specifications and tolerances, including quality of fit and finish. Services include:

  • Machining

  • Fabrication

  • Final assembly and installation. We have an experienced team available for projects ranging from small prototypes to larger installations.

  • Setting up, running and managing test programs

  • Testing prototypes or one-off designs to ensure correct functionality

  • Performance testing; life cycle testing

  • Function and pressure testing hydraulic or gas systems


  • Operation and maintenance manuals

  • Test procedures, test reports

  • Technical reports

  • Documentation relating to MIL standards and other standards

  • Federal Controlled Goods Program for government/military projects



Hugh Dasken is highly regarded for his skill in bending and fitting tubing up to 1-inch diameter.

  • Hydraulics systems

  • Air, oxygen and other compressed gasses

  • Breathing and life support systems

  • Water piping


Hugh Dasken has an Instructor’s Diploma and has conducted training as described below:


Undersea Vehicles Course

Created the 36-hour course Undersea Vehicles and taught it four times at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

  • The course was intended for people involved in the design and operation of manned submersibles and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and provided an introduction to the concepts of designing an underwater vehicle.

  • End-of-course evaluations ranked the course highly (5 out of 5) in many categories.


Operations and Maintenance Training

  • Trained the Canadian Navy manned submersible SDL-1 operator-maintainers in the functioning of the life support gas and ballast systems.

  • Trained the US Navy PRMS rescue submersible operator-maintainers in the functioning of the oxygen system and mating skirt dewatering systems.


Tube Bending Training

  • Trains technicians in the science and art of tube bending.


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