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Naval Systems that Go in Harm's Way
  • Weapons and Stores Elevator Doors
  • Weld Seam Facing System
  • NMC New Contract Award 2010
  • Alternative Brazing System
  • Greg Woods, NMC Program Officer, ONR
  • Plate Edge Preparation System
  • Remotely Operated Climbing Tools
  • White Light Scanning

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NMC Publishes Tech Bulletin on Shipbuilding Prototype Tool Development

05 Feb 2016
NMC Publishes Tech Bulletin on Shipbuilding Prototype Tool Development
Learn about the Navy Metalworking Center's capabilities and accomplishments in developing prototype tools from concept to commercialization. The mechanized tools save labor and worker injuries associated with manual processes.

Video Demonstrating Mechanized Cable Pulling Tools Now Available Online

28 Jan 2016
Video Demonstrating Mechanized Cable Pulling Tools Now Available Online
A Navy Metalworking Center project team developed easy-to-use, small, lightweight, portable, power-assisted tools to reduce the amount of time and effort required to pull electrical power cable.

Automated Manufacturing Solutions for JSF Engine Part to Save Costs and Improve Quality

12 Jan 2016
Automated Manufacturing Solutions for JSF Engine Part to Save Costs and Improve Quality
Implementation of an automated, adaptive grinding solution will reduce production labor costs and improve quality and performance.

Success Stories

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Nano-ceramic Coatings for VCS Main Propulsion Shafts Could Create Life-cycle Savings

15 Dec 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.

Reducing Distortion in DDG 51 Class Thin Plates Will Avoid Costs and Significant Rework

09 Dec 2015
Reducing Distortion in DDG 51 Class Thin Plates Will Avoid Costs and Significant Rework
Improved weld sequencing procedures and new trimming tools will reduce costs at Ingalls for DDG 51 and other platforms.

Improved Hull Fabrication Processes to Reduce Ship Construction Costs

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.