CARY, N.C (Aug. 7) — Lord Corp. has entered into a long-term collaboration agreement with MillenWorks under which the two firms will produce magneto-rheological systems for the military and commercial markets.
Lord—a leading producer of commercial magneto-rheological fluid, devices and systems—and MillenWorks—an industry leader in the design, development and production of advanced mobility and automotive systems—will combing their engineering strengths to provide military and commercial customers with complete MR systems, including dampers, electronics and software/algorithms.
Customers will benefit from MillenWorks´ application-specific engineering expertise and Lord´s military and MR production capability, according to Lord. The collaboration builds on MillenWorks´ previous experience integrating Lord´s MR fluid technology into successful suspension demonstrations on military vehicles, including the HMMWV and Stryker, Cary-based Lord said.
"By combining the engineering strengths of MillenWorks and Lord, we can offer customers complete solutions—from modeling, simulation and rapid prototyping to production and supply chain support," said Vince Sadd, director of marketing and sales for Lord´s Aerospace and Defense Group. "Very few companies have the MR experience that Lord does, and very few companies have MillenWorks´ off-road mobility experience."