Project Announcement: Advanced Modeling and Simulation, Tooling and Manufacturing for Low Volume Vehicle Component Redesign and Production – Phase II

The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to supply obsolete parts to older fleets by integrating and employing cutting-edge tools and technologies. This project will leverage advanced modeling and simulation, soft tooling, and manufacturing technologies and processes used at a commercial automobile supplier to manufacture redesigned vehicle doors that are cheaper to produce, easier to maintain, and last longer than the original doors.

The primary goal of Phase II is to demonstrate reduced manufacturing times, lower cost, and improved quality doors that will mitigate repair down time and improve readiness for fleets of military vehicles. This project will help determine a better way to redesign and test a low volume of doors and their critical subcomponents to improve the maintenance and sustainment of vehicle fleets. Special emphasis will be placed on delivering optimized critical subcomponents that will enable consistent, repeatable, and reliable low volume manufacturing to meet part availability gaps and readiness requirements.

If you feel your organization has the technical capabilities and would like to be considered for this project, please complete the form below and upload your organization’s technical capabilities statement.

Interested Submissions Due by 8/22/2023.

We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).