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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 […]

Modular Outfitting/Packaged Units

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: September 2014 Legacy designs, such as LHA/LHD and DDG 51, date back several decades and have not had the opportunity to invest in an optimized build strategy. The current build approach for congested spaces such as machinery rooms, fan rooms, pump rooms, elevators, and other specialized spaces/equipment […]

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. […]

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. […]

Improved Stud Fixturing Processes

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: June 2012 During ship construction, the U.S. Navy shipbuilding industry is required to attach tremendous quantities of equipment with a great variety of configurations, sizes, and weights. Traditionally, equipment is attached by drilling and mounting welded structural foundations. Extensive engineering resources are expended to design these foundations. […]

Hull Fairness & Accuracy Control

Project Participants: Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Gulf Coast Project Start: November 2007 Hull fairness/flatness and accuracy control requirements for DDG-1000 create a unique production challenge for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Gulf Coast (NGSB-GC). Currently there is no technology solution that would meet these restrictive fairness fabrication requirements as they are more stringent than requirements for DDG‑51. With the DDG‑1000 […]