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The primary goal of NSAM is to fund projects that drive platform improvements and ultimately reduce the cost and time required to build and repair Navy ships. Project selection is the key process for the Center, which begins when ONR consults with the Navy’s acquisition community to determine which construction programs will be the focus of NSAM projects for the coming year. NSAM contacts the builders of those weapons platforms to identify the manufacturing technology issues that most affect them, which are then analyzed by industry consultants, ONR and the appropriate Program Executive Offices (PEOs) in a down-select process that determines what projects best serve the program objectives and promise to deliver the best “bang-for-the-buck” within the available funding.

06/2016 – Machine Readable Transactions
05/2016 – Modular Outfitting/Packaged Units
05/2016 – CAD/CAM Interface for Steel Shape Processing
03/2016 – Trade-Friendly Locating Dimensional Techniques
08/2014 – Temporary Services – Improved Plans and Equipment
09/2015 – Measurement Technology System – Phase III
12/2015 – DDG Digital Storyboarding
04/2015 – CVN Reality Capture
02/2015 – Structural Fairing Process Improvement
02/2015 – Robotic Welding of VCS Major Assemblies
11/2014 – Digital Manufacturing of Workpackages for Pipe
08/2014 – Retractable Bow Planes
07/2014 – Work Flow Tracking System
06/2014 – Capacity Planning Automation
08/2013 – Producibility Optimization Handbook
02/2013 – Supervisory Material Management System
01/2013 – Outfitting Tools & Processes
08/2012 – Robotic Welding of VCS Interim Products
06/2012 – Improved Stud Fixturing
04/2012 – Improved Welder Productivity
04/2012 – Lead Installation Process Improvement
03/2012 – Ship Maintenance & Repair Survey
02/2012 – High Productivity Aluminum Manufacturing
02/2012 – Robotic Application for VCS Propeller Measurement System
06/2011 – Support of Advanced Coatings
07/2011 – Government Furnished Material Improvement Process
07/2010 – VCS Material Flow Processes and Technology
07/2010 – Digital Radiography Transition for Inspection of Welds and Castings
01/2010 – VCS Supply Chain Manufacturing Technology Review
11/2011 – Measure, Layout, and Install Ship Components Using 3D Laser Scanning Tool
09/2011 – Pipe Shop Process Re-engineering
09/2011 – Sequencing and Scheduling
08/2011 – Improved Production Engineering Management Tools
01/2010 – Hull Fairness & Accuracy Control
01/2010 – Metrology for Automated Hull Layout
11/2009 – Outfitting Process Improvement
10/2009 – Small Weldment Optimized Cell
07/2009 – Alternate Mounting Methods for Lightweight Outfitting
06/2009 – Design for Production 3- Design Alternatives
05/2009 – VCS Material Management
04/2009 – Design for Production 0- Process Improvement
10/2007 – Design for Production 2- Seamless Delivery 3-D Product Model
12/2008 – Weld Distortion Prediction
11/2008 – Design for Production 1- Knowledge Tools
10/2008 – Smart Manufacturing Methods
09/2008 – Digital Radiography- An Alternative to Film Radiography
06/2008 – Laser Image Projection
04/2008 – Thermal Tensioning of Thin Steel Ship Panel Structures
02/2008 – Nested Material Manufacturing Technology Improvement
02/2008 – Internal Supply Chain
12/2007 – Product-Centric Facility Design
12/2007 – Laser/GMA Hybrid Pipe Welding System
08/2007 – Ultralight Pulse Gas Metal Arc Welding System for Shipyard Applications
06/2007 – Predictive Weld Distortion in Thick Navy Structures
05/2007 – Capabilities Assessment/Benchmarking Study of Mid-Tier U.S. Shipyards
02/2007 – Computed Radiography Alternative to Conventional Film
11/2006 – Portable Weld Inspection Management System (PWIMS)
05/2006 – A Technical Training and Data Collection Program for Structural Welders and Fitters
03/2006 – Re-Engineering the Internal Supply Chain/Material Delivery Process
01/2006 – High Heat Input Welding of Thick HSLA-100 with Reduced Pre-Heat
12/2005 – Wireless Automated Diagnostic and Prognostic Equipment on Shipyard Facility Diesel Engines

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