Zweave’s Success Story: ARMORsmith

ARMORsmith Company develops next generation armor solutions for both male and female protection that incorporate the latest in nanotechnology, high strength lightweight materials, microclimate systems, transparent armor, data-communications, and power systems. The lightweight & scalable defensive technological advancements greatly enhance protection for the warfighter and police officer with anthropometrically developed armor solutions that can be produced cost effectively in volume. ARMORsmith has signed a two year subscription agreement to Zweave’s PLM to manage product development data associated with the research, development, and manufacture of lightweight body armor solutions for Military and civilian police. ARMORsmith required a system that would support both male and female 3D data from medical imaging, full body scans, landmarks, 3D fit, pattern making, and portfolio management “PLM lets them replace manual product data management systems with an integrated and automated solution that supports versioning, change control and secure collaboration with their internal and external partners in the defense industry. PLM supports their requirements for managing complex anthropometric and human factors information together with pattern making, grading and 3D CAD solutions from Optitex while supporting their workflow and business processes to guarantee ARMORsmith’s solutions reach the troops on the battlefield today and not in ten years. Zweave has allowed them to integrate Optitex’s 2D and 3D design tools with Zweave’s Fit Studio™, enabling ARMORsmith’s design team to maximize product development efficiencies through the use of Anthropometric Virtual Models, custom patterns and Fit Workspaces. The Warfighter depends on the fit of their body armor and our tools combined with Zweave’s PLM approach to managing fit data will save lives.