Advanced Metalworking Solutions for
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

What's New

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Applying Work Cell Principles and Work Flow Improvements Will Reduce Costs at Ingalls Shipbuilding

21 Apr 2015
Applying Work Cell Principles and Work Flow Improvements Will Reduce Costs at Ingalls Shipbuilding
A manufacturing work cell that automates and / or mechanizes various processes will reduce costs, improve ergonomics and quality, and increase throughput on multiple naval platforms.

Modified Impulse Hammer Tool Will Save Repair Costs for In-Service Submarines

24 Feb 2015
Modified Impulse Hammer Tool Will Save Repair Costs for In-Service Submarines
A modified Special Hull Treatment debond detector developed for new VCS construction will reduce repair costs for in-service submarines.

User-Friendly Weld Sequencing Tool to Save Labor Costs and Improve Schedule for Navy Submarines

19 Feb 2015
User-Friendly Weld Sequencing Tool to Save Labor Costs and Improve Schedule for Navy Submarines
A weld sequence planning tool will save labor costs for VCS and OR.

Success Stories

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Improved Installation Procedures to Reduce Cost of Aircraft Carrier Transparent Armor Windows

07 Apr 2015
Improved Installation Procedures to Reduce Cost of Aircraft Carrier Transparent Armor Windows
New fixture and process will improve TA window installation on aircraft carriers.

Distortion Reduction and Cut Part Accuracy Improvements to Save Millions for DDG 51 and Other Ships

19 Feb 2015
Distortion Reduction and Cut Part Accuracy Improvements to Save Millions for DDG 51 and Other Ships
New guidelines for production, handling and thermal cutting of thin plates in shipbuilding are leading to reduced distortion and improved part accuracy.

Manufacturability Improvements to Avoid Costs in the Production of HTSDG System on Future Combatants

27 Jan 2015
Manufacturability Improvements to Avoid Costs in the Production of HTSDG System on Future Combatants
Improving the manufacturability of the HTSDG system for future combatants will reduce costs and improve system performance. Pictured is the induction heating soldering system developed and validated in this project.