18 Nov 2015
Video Demonstrating Pipe Production Tools Now Available Online
The Navy Metalworking Center (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.
10 Nov 2015
New Manufacturing Process to Simplify Design and Construction of Complex Submarine Deck Structures
A new joint detail that enables Self-Locating/Self-Fixtured (SLSF) deck construction for OR and VPM deck flats will reduce labor hours and costs.
27 Oct 2015
Printed Sand Casting Molds and Cores for HY Steels to Save Costs for VCS and OR Program
Use of 3D printed sand molds to cast complex HY steel parts will provide producibility improvements for OR and VCS.
20 Nov 2015
Nano-ceramic Coatings for VCS Main Propulsion Shafts Could Create Life-cycle Savings
Alternative journal and bearing material combinations could reduce material and labor costs associated with VCS propulsion shaft replacement.
19 Nov 2015
Improved Hull Fabrication Processes to Reduce Ship Construction Costs
Mechanized and/or automated processes will reduce labor and improve quality during hull fabrication.
05 Nov 2015
SSHT System Improvements Recommended for Navy Ships
NMC investigated various improvements in the hull treatment system of DDG 1000 in an effort to save costs from procurement to decommissioning.