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Navy Metalworking Center Participates in Defense Manufacturing Conference


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Navy Metalworking Center staff talked with attendees at DMC 2011, sharing our expertise and successes in metalworking and manufacturing for Navy platforms.

The Navy Metalworking Center participated in the annual Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC 2011), held 28 November – 1 December in Anaheim, California.

NMC delivered two presentations during the technical sessions, highlighting some of NMC’s work to advance metalworking and manufacturing technologies for the U.S. Navy. NMC Technical Director Robert E. Akans presented on NMC work to improve flux-core-arc welding electrodes for critical naval ship structures. Project Manager Kevin M. Stefanick spoke about weapons cradle manufacturing cost reduction using design for manufacturing and assembly principles.

NMC also exhibited at the conference, where team members talked with many of the 1,300 attendees and exhibitors from DoD, military, large and small businesses, and academia about NMC’s capabilities and successes in implementing advanced metalworking technologies.

DMC is the nation’s largest annual forum for the defense manufacturing and industrial base communities. This year’s theme was “Strengthening Industrial Capability through Innovation, Collaboration, and Strategic Investment.”

For more information, contact:
Mr. Robert E. Akans
Senior Technical Director