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Jet Industrial Electronics has an interest in the research and development of warheads and energetics technology and is capable of making additional contributions to the advancement of technology in this area. At all times Jet Industrial Electronics remains committed to furthering the advancement and implementation of new engineering technologies to support the warfighter.

For example, Jet Industrial Electronics has maintained a longstanding position as a subcontractor at Picatinny Arsenal utilizing engineering process knowledge to reduce lead times and increase material utilization as a way to decrease waste and reduce costs.  Jet Industrial Electronics was proud to play a role in contributing to the successful attainment of the first Department of Defense organization to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award the first year government organizations were allowed to compete.  Over the years, Jet Industrial Electronics has successfully provided solutions for many vehicle and munitions-based systems, including the:

  • M2 Machine Gun Barrel Extension
  • Excalibur CAS Components
  • Objective Gunner Protection Kit  (O-GPK)
  • Mine Roller Bracket Extension
  • USASOC Titanium Seats
  • USASOC Gunner Protection Kits
  • Abrams Shields/Hardware
  • O-GPK Overhead Cover
  • Stryker Cupola Shield
  • Rhino for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected  (MRAP) Vehicles

Re-engineering efforts by Jet Industrial Electronic personnel were required for fit-up on GPK’s wire covers and front brackets as evaluated during an on-site inspection by Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Base at 29 Palms. As a result of this redesign, ARDEC was able to deliver prototype parts to the warfighter.  In addition, drawings were updated and corrected which provided a correct and up-to-date tech data package.

During a fit-up of Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Kits at the Marine Corps Logistic Base in Barstow, CA, government supplied drawings were found to be incorrect resulting in unusable required parts. Jet Industrial Electronics redesigned the critical parts by creating 3D models to correct all defects which enabled them to fabricate the correct parts and ship them out within schedule.

Reverse engineering efforts came into play on an OSD ManTech project involving the M2 Machine Gun Barrel Extension and Breech Lock.  Government issued drawings were illegible; Jet Industrial Electronics created new drawings and 3D models by digitizing the original item. This effort made it possible to deliver the correct part to the customer and have a valid drawing in government repositories.

In a recent effort to overcome the barrier of closed communication, an open source communication standard has been developed within the machine tool industry it is a lightweight, open, and extensible protocol designed for the exchange of data between shop floor equipment and software applications used for monitoring and data analysis. The testing of this technology is another OSD ManTech project performed by Jet Industrial Electronics.  This effort involves equipping users from aerospace, land vehicles, and naval weapon systems, with visibility into shop floor processes as triggered by alarms and notifications. The end result of this effort delivers the status of an in-process fabricated part for communication to the customer.  The creation of digital work instructions utilizing new technology is also being tested as a part of this project.

Through Jet Industrial Electronics’ experience with additional engineering technology, an innovative new generation solution of CNC simulation has been identified that truly enables a “smart factory.”  In depth testing has confirmed that the technology can provide end-to-end control of the machining process, integrate the creation of cutting tool libraries, optimize cutting conditions, simulation and optimize CNC programs, as well as the ability to publish the manufacturing data needed for operations in the workshop.

Realistic simulation, integrating all machines, all tools and material parameters, will likely become a best practice in day-to-day manufacturing processes in the future.  Jet Industrial Electronics has been pivotal in testing the most advanced CNC realistic machine simulation solution for simulating, verifying , optimizing, and reviewing machining programs based on the real characteristics of CNC machine processes (machining , drilling, riveting). This technology verifies CNC programs in three steps, investigates and corrects coding errors, simulates to locate collisions and correct motion errors, and validates the CNC program.

Jet Industrial Electronics has also provided expertise in utilizing CAD/CAM software designed for both machinists and engineers which lets machinists design virtual parts on a computer screen and also guides computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools in the manufacture of parts.

Ultimately, the company’s expertise was acknowledged when John Boyce, owner of Jet Industrial Electronics, received a U.S. Army Greatest Inventions Program 2007 Top Ten Team Member Award from the U.S. Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) for the Objective Gunner Protection Kit for Multiple Vehicle Platforms.  The award was presented by Dr. Joseph A. Lannon, Director ARDEC in recognition of team commitment to improving Army readiness through innovation and developing new technologies that positively impact Soldiers.  The Objective Gunner Protection Kit (O-GPK) and overhead cover provide gunners 360-degree protection and enhance full weapon maneuverability.

During design engineering Jet Industrial Electronics uses the Collaborative Enterprise Process illustrated below to work as a team member to develop new, prototype manufactured solutions for the U.S. Army.  Skills and services necessary to provide these solutions include close tolerance complex precision CNC machining of developmental prototypes to full LRIP production runs, electromechanical design, engineering services, assembly, quality control and testing. The process begins with:

  • Customer Requirements Received
  • Develop Virtual Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Modeling
  • Modeling & Simulation – Component and Manufacturing Analysis
  • Prototype on Production-ready Processes
  • Production Knowledge Captured
  • Models and Manufacturing Data Transferred to Depot, Arsenal or
  • Commercial Source

Jet Industrial Electronics is also working on the development of hydrophobic glass.  This effort is based on a patent developed by a Jet PhD employee.  This scientific contribution to protecting warfighters is being utilized in a design engineering process in conjunction with ballistic glass that used in all Armed forces vehicles, as well as for rifle scopes.  Jet Industrial is also considering expanding this patent for use on fasteners to prevent the damaging corrosive results of rust.

In summary, the Jet Industrial Electronics engineering team has contributed, and will continue to contribute significantly to ongoing strategic efforts regarding the U.S. defense industry. Jet Industrial Electronics is committed to leading an important role in assisting with the development of rapid production of specialized armament and munition products to enhance the effectiveness and provide safety for our warfighters.