IDC Models prototyped and manufactured essential structural components for a robust thermal infrared night vision device.
The T-iViewer thermal imager is a refined
surveillance tool, providing the user with
vision in total darkness. The infrared
technology allows the unit to locate
hidden compartments in vehicles and
buildings and monitor sensitive border
crossings through thick mist. It is ideal for
both urban and rural observation actions.
IDC Models developed a prototype of the T-iV, to help test its design as a robust, heavy duty product, that will
withstand a drop onto concrete and total immersion in water. IDC's production team then went on to manufacture the T-iV enclosures.
Vacuum Casting Part
Full Parts Assembly
The enclosures that IDC produced formed the protective shell and
structural housing of the product. They were made from a high strength polyurethane
plastic that IDC moulded using its vacuum casting process. This process
provided a low tooling cost option for the
manufacture of the product, whilst allowing
integral and custom colouring of the parts.
The vacuum casting process is especially suited for production runs of 5 to 200 parts per annum. IDC manufactured around 75 moulding sets per year for ISS.