IAI Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Improve the Fleet Readiness of Aircraft Using Additive Manufacturing to Create Hand Tools On Demand

ROCKVILLE, Md.—May 26, 2020Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to increase and enhance fleet readiness and tool availability for aviation maintenance using additively manufactured hand tools.

In this contract, IAI’s solution will replicate, replace, and repair tools and parts used to maintain aviation assets. IAI will evaluate tool designs to ensure the printed tools are of similar quality and strength as their traditionally manufactured counterparts. This will enable units to continue their missions when in remote areas or when procurement processes are delayed. Manufacturing tools as needed will improve the availability of specialized tools and reduce the need to ship tools to new and remote service depots.

“IAI is grateful to support the U.S. Army’s efforts to improve aviation maintenance asset management,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

IAI creates novel designs and additive manufacturing techniques to improve the quality and durability of components. IAI’s designs are used to help reduce manufacturing time, improve strength, and reduce weight of printed components.


About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.

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