The Department of Defense (DoD) and its various agencies face unique challenges in their acquisition and engineering programs,
challenges which have resulted in defense agencies working against rising costs and longer turnaround times,
both in the areas of new weapon systems development and maintenance of existing weapon systems.
Imaginestics has partnered with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and agencies like the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC)
to develop and implement ground-breaking, technologically advanced systems to reduce acquisition cost, improve efficiencies, and ensure warfighter readiness.
Our work with the defense industry includes:
IUID Marking for Legacy Parts: Imaginestics partnered with OC-ALC, Tinker Airforce Base, under a
project to develop and implement a prototype of an IUID solution that utilizes a semi-automated process to create engineering change orders for IUID marking.
Benchmarking tests on the prototype achieved cost savings of 15-to-1 and time savings of 80% over present IUID marking processes
which has been a major hurdle in achieving IUID marking targets established by DoD. Imaginestics semi-automated process utilizes
our proprietary vStitch, vXtract, and VizSeek search technologies to stitch together
raster drawings, find nameplate images in the drawings, and create ECOs with the updated IUID information.
Cost Advisory System (CAS): Imaginestics partnered with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (LMCO)
to develop and implement a prototype of a Should-Cost Advisory system for investment cast parts under a CTMA/NCMS funded project.
The prototype when benchmarked by LMCO showed over 82% correlation with actual cost for the cast parts and demonstrated potential
to save the DLA over 25% in procurement cost for cast parts. The system provides real-time feedback to users on should-cost for a part
based on analysis of geometry and production requirements, and is the only such commercially available system.