Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) is an initiative fostering research and applications development for a series of technologies directly linking road vehicles to their physical surroundings, first and foremost in order to improve road safety.
With our full staff of ENGINEERS, we have the capability to do any design work that you need for the machine or we can build to print through the drawings you already have in place.
MANUFACTURING capabilities include all aspects of cutting, welding, and bending. We have top-of-the-line equipment housed in our 227,000 square foot facility including one
of the largest CNC Precision Press Brake machines.
The facility here at IF Armor allows for us to work using LINE BUILD (assembly line style) or CELL BUILD (built in one area with the same people). This gives your project the proper dedication it deserves while being conscious of the timeline.
UAD uses SolidWorks to model vehicles and components to prove out concepts prior to production. SolidWorks enables the customer to “see” what they are getting prior to start of work (i.e. during the design phase).
As part of IF Armor’s rigorous routine of measurement and design, digital data is transferred to our expert staff of CAD designers. Custom armor patterns are then digitally built into a 3D model.
Using state-of-the-art technology, our technicians replicate the vehicle interior. A highly precise FARO arm develops and exact digital blueprint of each shape, panel and bend.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used when we need to prove strength of systems and how it relates to vehicle integration. FEA utilizes small elements and mathematically models the behavior of a design based on the load scenario.
UAD Engineers will first calculate loads and stresses by hand and follow with proof and better resolution offered by FEA. We also use Blast Simulation when that type of test is required to properly complete the design phase.