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3D Data Exchange

Project Participants: PMA-261 NAVAIR Project Start: September 2017

Package Unit Testing

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. – Ingalls Shipbuilding Project Start: August 2017 Technology insertion is a key driver to reduce Navy shipbuilding fabrication costs. The Navy ManTech Program is participating in this effort, with specific focus on manufacturing processes for ship construction.  The Naval Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing (NSAM) Center and Huntington Ingalls Industries – […]

Tactical Information Planning System

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. – Ingalls Shipbuilding Project Start: February 2017 The front line foremen, who are responsible for the safety, quality, cost and schedule performance of their crew, has more impact on production than any other member of management. The most laborious tasks of foremen are planning, progressing and projecting the crew’s work […]

Digital Paint Tool and Process Optimization

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. – Ingalls Shipbuilding Project Start: January 2017 Painting in the shipyard is a major undertaking, as most every part of a ship will go through some degree of painting during construction. Only certain areas in the shipyard are dedicated to performing major paintwork and this limitation, coupled with the requirement […]

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 […]

F-35 Assembly Metadata Integration

Project Participants: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Project Start: April 2016 The Northrop Grumman Integrated Assembly Line (IAL) in Palmdale, California, is a highly automated final assembly line with many automated systems assisting in the production of the F-35 center fuselage. Systems such as the Inlet Duct Robotic Drilling (IDRD) system, automate production functions such as drilling, metrology, […]

Mobile Computing Design – Build Process

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: March 2016 The U.S. Navy and General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) have a joint initiative to reduce the construction cost of the VIRGINIA class submarine (VCS) and OHIO Replacement submarine (OR). The Navy ManTech Program is participating in this initiative with specific focus on improving manufacturing processes […]

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 […]

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