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 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.

NMC Developing Process to Reclaim High-Cost Metal By-Product in JSF Engine Components

27 Apr 2016
NMC Developing Process to Reclaim High-Cost Metal By-Product in JSF Engine Components
Separating nickel alloy from grinding swarf will significantly reduce material costs for the F135 engine components.

Success Stories

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Ingalls Implements Mechanical Arm for a Man Lift Application to Save Labor and Improve Ergonomics

17 May 2016
Ingalls Implements Mechanical Arm for a Man Lift Application to Save Labor and Improve Ergonomics
NMC and Ingalls developed and implemented an easy-to-use prototype mechanical arm to perform hull exterior abrasive blasting from a man lift during ship construction.

Casting Solution to Reduce Cost and Weight for Freedom-variant LCS Hull

03 May 2016
Casting Solution to Reduce Cost and Weight for Freedom-variant LCS Hull
A less expensive, two-piece cast bracket will reduce weight and cost for the Freedom-variant LCS.

Modified SHT Debond Detector to Save Costs on In-service VCS Huls

28 Apr 2016
Modified SHT Debond Detector to Save Costs on In-service VCS Huls
An SHT Debond Detector developed for new VCS construction has been modified for use on in-service VCS hulls.