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3D Data Exchange

Project Participants: PMA-261 NAVAIR Project Start: September 2017 Program Offices, such as the H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters program office (PMA-261), transitioning to Model Based Enterprise (MBE) processes require a method of verifying/validating thousands of complex 3D models in a short time period. Also needed is the ability to generate production-quality model-based documents and Technical Data Packages […]

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 […]

HLAW Process Verification and Implementation for Ship Production

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: Dec 2016 Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. – Ingalls Shipbuilding (HII-Ingalls Shipbuilding) is introducing a new panel line to improve productivity in ship manufacturing. A review of joining processes used in commercial shipbuilding worldwide has identified that Hybrid Laser Arc Welding (HLAW) can reduce the welding heat input used […]

Electronic Weld Record System

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls – Newport News Shipbuilding Project Start: November 2016 Welding processes at Huntington Ingalls Industries—Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) require over 25 different forms, including Non Destructive Testing (NDT).  All of these forms are manually filled out, and then signed by hand.  Information recorded on the forms must be captured and retained to meet internal […]

Induction Straightening for FORD Class Carrier Materials

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., Newport News Shipbuilding & EWI Project Start:  June 2016 The U.S. Navy and Huntington Ingalls – Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) have a joint initiative to reduce the construction cost of the FORD Class Carrier. The program addresses costs for contractor labor, shipbuilder materials, and government furnished equipment. The Navy […]

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, […]

Optimized Lifting and Handling

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: March 2016 The lifting and handling processes, procedures and equipment currently utilized evolved to address the specific requirements of each step, without regard for the entire process as a whole. Controlling documentation for each organization is not coordinated, is inconsistently applied, does not clearly delineate roles and […]

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 […]

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