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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 […]

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 […]

Critical Resource Planning

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: September 2015 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Phased Array Ultrasonic Technology

Project Lead: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: April 2013 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. The goal of […]

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 […]

Robotic Welding of VCS Interim Products

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: July 2012 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. Operations personnel […]

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