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Structural Fairing Process Improvement

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: July 2014 Thermal and mechanical straightening are the current processes used to correct distortion in shipbuilding. Although effective, these processes are largely trial and error-based with vague operational guidance available. Lack of specific guidance on processes lead to the following effects: significant structural damage, costly rework, process […]

Work Flow Tracking System

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: July 2014 Pipe details (PD) are assembled in the Pipe Shop. The duration the pipe detail spends in the Pipe Shop varies from a few days to a few weeks. Currently there is low visibility of the completion status associated to the pipe detail while it is […]

Capacity Planning Automation

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: June 2014 Currently, lay-down placement and assignment of units through successive shipyard work stations is done through a laborious, manual process. This process is dependent upon the experience of a limited number of personnel, time consuming paper processes, and is subject to a large amount of error. […]

Machine Readable Material Transactions

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: June 2014 Receiving material in the warehouse and tracking its movement throughout the yard is a paper laden, manually intensive effort. The ‘Machine Readable’ project is focused on mobility technology and process improvements to demonstrate cycle time reduction of material transactions using “machine readable” data entry with […]

Trade-Friendly Locating Dimensional Techniques

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: May 2014 The U.S. Navy and General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) have a joint initiative to reduce the construction cost of VIRGINIA class submarines (VCS). The Navy ManTech Program is participating in this initiative with specific focus on improving manufacturing processes for ship construction. Metrology technologies have […]

CVN Reality Capture

Project Participants: Newport News Shipbuilding Project Start: November 2013 NNS is executing this 13-month project using an iterative process that will lead to incremental implementations. The NNS team has evaluated current scanning technologies, including those based on laser and infra-red light, capable of capturing 3D shipboard configurations and narrowed the field of shipcheck applicable laser […]

Robotic Welding of VCS Major Assemblies

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: November 2013 GDEB Operations personnel involved with the production of structural fabrication have identified the structural welding required during the manufacturing of major product assemblies as a significant contributor to construction costs. Using the product centric approach to manufacturing, major fabricated structural assemblies have been broken down […]

Producibility Optimization Handbook

Project Participants: Marinette Marine Corporation Project Start: June 2013 The U.S. Navy and Marinette Marine Corporation have a joint initiative to improve platform producibility & cost efficiency by reducing manufacturing costs without increasing vessel weight. The Navy ManTech program is participating in this initiative with specific focus on improving manufacturing processes for Littoral Combat Ship […]

Supervisory Material Management System

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: February 2013 The ‘Mobile Supervisor’ project is focused on mobility technology and process improvements to enhance efficiency and optimize both the foremen and craft productivity by increasing foreman time spent on the deck plate and shop floor and decreasing time spent traveling to/from office locations and warehouses. […]

Outfitting Tools & Processes

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: January 2013 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). The Navy ManTech Program is participating in this initiative with specific focus on improving manufacturing processes for ship construction. Outfitting the […]

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