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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Joint ManTech Panel Reviewers Note NMC’s High Technology Transition Rate

21 Jul 2016
Joint ManTech Panel Reviewers Note NMC’s High Technology Transition Rate
The Navy Metalworking Center (NMC) recently hosted the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP) Metals Processing & Fabrication Subpanel on 27-28 June 2016.

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
Advanced technologies that allow for inspection directly through special hull treatment could significantly reduce inspection costs.

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.

Success Stories

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Effective Submarine Baffle Tile Coating Will Save Life-Cycle Costs

26 Jul 2016
Effective Submarine Baffle Tile Coating Will Save Life-Cycle Costs
Applying a durability coating to GTC SONAR baffle tiles will increase the service life of the tiles and reduce total ownership cost.

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.