Advanced Metalworking Solutions for
Naval Systems that Go in Harm's Way
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About Us

Friction Stir Welding

Our Vision
To be the premier research and development organization for the creation and implementation of revolutionary, advanced metalworking technologies where commitment to quality; stakeholder needs; client satisfaction; and integrated team building among NMC, military organizations and weapon system manufacturers are driving forces behind all technology and business actions.

The Navy Metalworking Center (NMC) was established in 1988 as one of the Centers of Excellence of the Office of Naval Research’s Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) program.

NMC supports the Navy’s need to reduce acquisition and total ownership costs by developing and transitioning innovative metalworking and manufacturing solutions. Working with its government and industry partners, NMC drives technologies from research and development to application on Navy and other military weapon systems.

During the past decade, numerous NMC projects have been recognized by the DoD ManTech Achievement Award program:

  • Nominations - 10 projects
  • Finalists - 6 projects
  • Winners - 3 projects

In 2016, NMC's Tow Cable Maintenance Winch project won the ONR Technology Transition Achievement Award.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about NMC's many manufacturing and metalworking advancements achieved for our clients in our nearly 30-year history.