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Automated Part Detail Extraction

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: December 2016 Although the shipyard’s Engineering designs are digital, physical drawings are still a main end product delivered to downstream organizations. These drawings are often from a macro perspective such as a unit or assembly, however when individual parts require fabrication, they are drawn separately as details. These […]

Resource Availability

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: May 2016 Efficient utilization and allocation of resources for construction purposes is a common problem among all shipyards, but the problem is unique for each yard as each yard has dramatically different construction processes and build plans. One of the biggest cost drivers are lifts and moves […]

Enhanced Task Assignment and Progressing (eTAP) Project

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start:  June 2016 Coordinating the daily tasks of ship construction for thousands of craftsmen is a challenging responsibility for the shipyard foreman. The amount of effort required to coordinate, scope, assign, and record the completion progress is extremely time-consuming and is currently performed in a manner alternating between […]

Non-Contact Metrology In Shipbuilding

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding Project Start: February 2016 At Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) optimization of the shipbuilding process is not only a focus, it is a requirement. If designing, constructing and providing worldwide fleet support for the Virginia Class Submarine (VCS) program was not enough of […]

VCS Improved Cable Lay and Sequencing Tool

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: December 2014 The VIRGINIA Class Submarine (VCS) and OHIO Replacement (OR) Programs’ operation and planning personnel involved with the installation of cables have identified an opportunity for significant and recurring savings. There are 15,000 to 20,000 cables on a nuclear submarine. The process of designing, planning and […]

Dynamic Change Awareness

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: December 2014 Lack of visibility and knowledge of forthcoming changes to design or planned work increases engineering labor, planning labor, and increases re-work in production. Foremen spend hours generating plans, confirming location of materials, and training crew on scope of the job. However, by the time the […]

Synchronizing Material Logistics with CVN Pier & Dry Dock Build Strategies

Project Participants: Newport News Shipbuilding Project Start: August 2014 Newport News Shipbuilding is creating the ability to quickly and easily analyze material impact on build strategy decisions.  Naval ship construction is an immensely complex logistical activity involving large quantities of highly specialized material, equipment and personnel. All material that ultimately resides in a CVN must […]

Modular Outfitting/Packaged Units

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: September 2014 Legacy designs, such as LHA/LHD and DDG 51, date back several decades and have not had the opportunity to invest in an optimized build strategy. The current build approach for congested spaces such as machinery rooms, fan rooms, pump rooms, elevators, and other specialized spaces/equipment […]

Temporary Services Optimization

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: August 2014 Temporary services are identified as services that are required during fabrication but do not sail with the ship. These services provide craftsmen with ventilation, welding lines, electric lighting, power, compressed air, scaffolding, and various other services that are installed, utilized, and removed as craft complete […]

DDG Digital Storyboarding

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: July 2014 The ability to convey digital information to the deck plate craftsman is either nonexistent or very limited in applications. The amount of digital data in shipbuilding has increased throughout engineering, planning, manufacturing, training, etc. There exists a need to migrate off paper dependency and provide […]

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