Improved internal tension systems, product durability, and preparation for manufacturing in ~ 6 months
Client – Advanced Accuracy Solutions – a manufacturer of products for law enforcement and military
- Product Design & Development
- Feasibility Analysis
- Design For Manufacture
- Mechanical Design
- Mechanism Engineering
- Rapid Iterative Development Cycles: Build-Test-Learn
- Prototype Development
- Manufacturing Handoff
Advanced Accuracy Solutions idented a need for better weapons stabilization systems – particularly for precision shooting from helicopters. They had limited internal development capabilities, and a fast time-to-market target.
SGW Designworks applied technology from other existing products to create a very stable, self-contained system for precision shooters.
Results / Outcomes
- The Reaper system was successfully launched les than a year after project kickoff.
SGW Designworks was hired by Advanced Accuracy Solutions to redesign and provide product optimization services for Reaper weapons stabilization system. The primary focus was on internal tension systems, durability, prototype development, and preparation for manufacturing.
At the start of the project, Advanced Accuracy Solutions had an existing prototype and the role SGW Designworks played was to help take that prototype into a more mature iteration and ultimately get the product ready for manufacture.
The Reaper System is a hard-working piece of equipment that had to be highly durable, reliable, and easy to use. The original intended use of the system was to stabilize weapons being fired from helicopters, including carbine rifles and machine guns. However, Advanced Accuracy Solutions has also applied the Reaper to sniping applications and sees a use for the system for hunters who may have disabilities.
This project is one of several small arms, military, and defense projects SGW Designworks has been involved with. You can read more about our involvement with related projects, as well as the Reaper Weapons Stabilization System by visiting our blog.
|Hardware Developed||Technologies Leveraged|
|Cable tension system||Sledworks 3D CAD|
|Lightweight aluminum chassis||Solidworks Simulation Pro|
|Weapon attachment system||Finite element analysis|