Integrated Survivability Technology Solutions
Experience. Knowledge. Skill.
Whatever your protective solution needs, ArmorWorks has the experience, knowledge and skill to design, develop, test and qualify a product that will defeat any known threat. Our history of lightweight armor development, energy-absorbing seats and security systems is unmatched in the industry, and we continue to advance technology to maximize protection of people and assets.
ArmorWorks’ advanced engineering team has the technology and capability to design, develop, test, and qualify any custom product to meet each customer’s exacting protection needs — whatever they may be.
ArmorWorks engineers solve the toughest protection problems by applying advanced materials and proven protection technologies backed by more than 20 years of experience. We use solid modeling, simulation, and full-scale testing to create solutions that advance protection and survivability technology. Our engineering staff solves problems using advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools for stress and load analysis and hydrocode computation for analyzing ballistic impact and blast loading. Once we develop a solution, we prototype and full-scale test in-house to assure reliable performance and protection. Count on ArmorWorks to take your product from design to validation and testing to full-rate production.
ArmorWorks has an extensive proprietary armor database, with more than 1,500 unique armor solutions validated, including:
- Spectra Shield
ArmorWorks has a robust manufacturing capability that supports everything from development work to full-rate production. Our state-of-the-art production facility is fully equipped and includes:
- Water jet cutting
- CNC core drilling
- Transparent clean room
- Robotic armor assembly
- Metal cut and fabrication
- Automated fabric cutting
- A 10 X 40 foot autoclave
- Six large composite ovens
- Diamond blade gantry saw
- Robotic welding and machining
- Nine platen 5 X 10 foot panel press
Modeling and Simulation
ArmorWorks analyzes ballistic and blast effects using state-of-the-art computer simulation and modeling tools. We use advanced hydrocodes (such as CTH Code) and non-linear methods to analyze and predict the dynamic response of structures, vehicles and occupants under impact and high-G load conditions. We model ballistic impact, crash, and blast events using our customized hydrocodes and computational tools that have been refined over 20 years and more than 10,000 ballistic shots and blast tests.
ArmorWorks turns concepts into reality using a full range of in-house rapid prototyping capabilities. Whether it’s metal fabrication, machining, welding or composite molding, tooling, or structural bonding, ArmorWorks in-house capabilities support prototype and test hardware fabrication. We build direct from solid models for speed and accuracy and use a proven production process controlled by our ISO-9001 quality system.
For more than 20 years, the ArmorWorks engineering team has integrated and qualified products on more than 150 different land, sea, and air platforms. We offer integrated survivability solutions for extreme environments and work closely with our customers to create best-value solutions balancing weight, cost, and protection. We offer comprehensive engineering and manufacturing solutions that are fully tested for reliable protection. We test to FMVSS, MIL-STD-810 environmental exposure, shock, vibration, EMI, crash, and automotive load testing standards to ensure that products perform as expected in extreme environments. What’s more, ArmorWorks engineers work closely with vehicle OEMs to develop solutions that are completely integrated into the vehicle design.
Testing (Ballistic, Blast and Breaching)
ArmorWorks products are designed for extreme protection. Our instrumented ballistic test laboratory uses full-scale testing to validate our products with actual ballistic and blast data. We shoot the full range of small- and medium-caliber ball bullets, armor piercing bullets and fragment threats up to 20mm on site — then move to instrumented outdoor testing for IED, blast and full-scale vehicle verification. We test early and often to find the limits of performance and use lessons learned in testing to improve our products and fine tune our computer simulations.