Rapid Prototyping


Scalable Prototyping

From production of a single Product Demonstration Model (PDM) to limited small production runs, Bluewater Defense is capable of delivering quick turn-around of prototypes, averaging 2- 3 days from spec to finished product.


Core Product Development Team

With over 29 years of experience making PDM’s and prototypes for the U.S. Department of Defense and industry partners, our experienced manufacturing team can assist you every step of the way, from ideation to realization.


Extensive Equipment and Facilities

Our manufacturing facilities are equipped with a wide-range of sophisticated machinery to ensure flawless and timely apparel production according to our customer’s or contract specifications.

immediate scalable prototyping


Working closely with our customers and partners, Bluewater Defense has the ability to move quickly from developing a single Prototype/Product Demonstration Model (PDM) to small production runs (500 – 1,000+/units). Our advanced prototyping capability allows for quick turn-around from ideation to product realization, with an average of 2-3 days from spec to finished goods and a capability of producing 5-10 new PDMs/prototypes per month. Bluewater Defense can help you turn your ideas into tangible products.

core product development team

Development Team

Our core product development team includes responsive product managers, innovative textile engineers, highly-skilled pattern makers, seasoned sample makers, and a detail-oriented sample room supervisor assisting you every step of the way.

extensive equipment & facilities

Equipment and

With more than 1,800 machines ranging from Pellon Lining fusing equipment, automated digital Gerber cutting machines, testing equipment, Gore seam-sealing machines, die cutters and 450+ fully automated sewing machines; Bluewater Defense is fully equipped to help you turn even the most intricate garment designs into reality.

Our Customers Benefit From


American-made. We are in the people business. We support the American worker and provide an environment of excellence to ensure we increase our capabilities.


One-stop shop. Our capabilities allow us to move from a single prototype to mass production, all under one roof.


A great place to work. We go out of our way to foster an environment where people are proud to come to work every day, have opportunities to grow, and feel integral to our success.


A cut above the rest. Our facilities are equipped with precision-cutting Gerber machines to accommodate the most sophisticated patterns and designs.


Customer-focused. We strive to meet requirements and ensure effective communication with our clients every step of the way.


Innovative. We focus on intelligent solutions and long-term strategies, not quick fixes. We consistently look to break-away from the pack and lead through innovation and strategic partnerships.


Experienced. With more than 29 years of experience mass producing apparel and equipage, we understand how to make things.


Made for all cuts. We serve a wide-range of clients from Academic R&D branches, Military Departments, and Commercial Brands.


Transparent. We are transparent in our approach, we seek to lead by doing what is right and not what is expedient.


Intelligent. We strive to be innovative and effective in our approach to problem solving. Everything starts with having a strong, dedicated team.


Standard-setting. We go to lengths ensuring our products exceed the normal standards. Our industry certifications include ISO 90001: 2008, and UL NFPA 2007.


Cost-effective. We constantly explore new ways to streamline production without sacrificing quality and service to ensure clients get the highest quality product in a timely and cost-effective manner.


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For immediate questions, please call our office at (787) 746-5020.