A visionary approach to Defence with Raytheon

The Raytheon Company is a major American defence contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics. It is the world’s largest producer of guided missiles, with over 63,000 employees. We worked with Raytheon to implement Visionary Render, our advanced visualisation software solution, to accelerate their product design process. The design project was completed 8 months ahead of the 18-month schedule and 40% under budget.

Changing the way we see the world

“Visionary Render mimics the real world, so we have been able to introduce virtual designs not just to our engineers, but also to operators, inspectors, and customers, all of whom will be involved with the products once they’re built. The result has been a different way of working: our development process has been quicker and our designs have been more creative, they include fewer and less complex parts, and have cost less. Our colleagues in Arizona have seen the same results from Visionary Render and have adopted it, too.”

Dan Gale, lead of Raytheon’s IDC in Andover

 

“Visionary Render has enabled us to quickly and effectively visualise our designs at all stages of the product life cycle. Our design teams who have experienced Visionary Render’s immersive environment also see the value of large-scale visualisation for cross-disciplinary initiatives. For our purposes, there are two stand-out features in the software: Visionary Render can integrate 3D data from just about any CAD format, meaning we can incorporate models from our internal teams as well as our supply chain; and it is interactive at the component and assembly levels, making the virtual environment realistic and dynamic during design reviews.”

Dan Gale, lead of Raytheon’s IDC in Andover