Advanced Metalworking Solutions for
Naval Systems that Go in Harm's Way
  • Vice Admiral Hilarides at ShipTech 2016
  • Pipe Assembly Installation Improvement Methods
  • Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Weld Seam Facing System
  • Weapons and Stores Elevator Doors
  • Alternative Brazing System
  • Greg Woods, NMC Program Officer, ONR
  • Plate Edge Preparation System
  • White Light Scanning

What's New

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Improved Inspection Techniques for Submarine Pressure Hulls will Save Construction Costs

07 Jun 2016
Improved Inspection Techniques for Submarine Pressure Hulls will Save Construction Costs
The Navy Metalworking Center (NMC) is conducting a Navy ManTech project that will reduce the cost of the periodic inspection of submarine pressure hulls.

Improved Pipe Cutting / Beveling Processes On Board Navy Ships to Save Labor and Injuries

24 May 2016
Improved Pipe Cutting / Beveling Processes On Board Navy Ships to Save Labor and Injuries
Optimized onboard processes for large diameter pipe cutting / beveling will improve safety and reduce labor in confined work conditions.

Video Demonstrates Abrasive Blasting Arm for Man Lift Operations

12 May 2016
Video Demonstrates Abrasive Blasting Arm for Man Lift Operations
NMC has produced a brief video that illustrates the results of a recent project that investigated and developed manufacturing methods to reduce the cost of producing pipe welds on Navy ships.

Success Stories

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Integrated Metrology Approach to Reduce Labor Costs and Improve Schedule for Several Ships

28 Jun 2016
Integrated Metrology Approach to Reduce Labor Costs and Improve Schedule for Several Ships
This project developed a means of identifying and accounting for misalignment prior to final construction stages.

SHT Improvements Achieve Early Implementation on VCS

21 Jun 2016
SHT Improvements Achieve Early Implementation on VCS
Improving SHT tile manufacturing and application processes will reduce cost and increase reliability while in service.

New Winch Will Enable Less Expensive Maintenance of RMS Component

15 Jun 2016
New Winch Will Enable Less Expensive Maintenance of RMS Component
The tow cable maintenance winch will provide a means for shipboard maintenance of the cable between the RMMV and the towed minehunting sonar system.