A Look Inside the AMS Engineering Process
Here at AMS we take pride in manufacturing quality products, but few are aware of the extensive design and development processes that take place in order to bring such products to market.
The AMS Engineering department is outfitted with advanced equipment and software that enables them to optimize each product to the pinnacle of performance. On the premises AMS has an 8ft Stinger IIi Portable CMM that allows them to precisely measure vehicles and components with an accuracy of +/-0.0019” (about the width of a human hair). With this the Engineers are able to build extremely accurate models in their CAD software SolidWorks, ensuring that the fit of each product is perfect.
After initial design the parts are stress tested in the software using Finite Element Analysis, or FEA. This means that each part is tested for performance and durability before it’s even made.
When the computer design is finished a physical model is made using a rapid prototype machine. This will make a plastic 3D model used for fitment and can be made in a single day, saving weeks over having a traditional prototype made. Using this model we can figure out what changes need to be made to make the parts as optimal as possible.
After the parts are designed a functional physical prototype is built and put through rigorous real world testing, both on our daily drivers and with the AMS Road Racing and Drag Racing programs.
This ensures that any part that we bring to production is guaranteed to withstand whatever is thrown at them.
The AMS Engineering staff is also available for any custom projects that our customers might have. If you have an idea for your car and want to make it a reality we can help you with a unique addition that sets you apart from the crowd.