April 27, 2017

Rock Island Arsenal Project Replaces 2D Drawings

Just across from the Illinois border with Iowa in the Mississippi River is located the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States, the Rock Island Arsenal. When the arsenal’s leadership decided it needed a comprehensive assessment of how to better use 3D models in its design and manufacturing process, it turned to MxD to access the right experts quickly.


The project team assessed Rock Island Arsenal’s current operations and generated recommendations to enhance their digital capabilities. The top recommendations were implemented to give workers instant access to the data they need and to move away from paper models. The recommendations were designed with ROI in mind and could serve as a model for the rest of the nation’s arsenals. This has established a relationship that both parties are building on for further pilots and demonstration projects for flexible and responsive warfighter readiness solutions.