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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 […]

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 […]

Improved Welder Productivity

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: April 2012 Welding at shipyards remains a large cost-driver in the construction of US Navy ships. This is particularly evident with the VIRGINIA class submarine (VCS), where there are hundreds of thousands of structural weld joints alone. Therefore, it is no surprise that a large focus has […]

Lead Installation Process Improvement

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: April 2012 In support of the increased construction rates of the VIRGINIA-Class Submarine (VCS), the U.S. Navy and General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) have joined forces to address costs for contractor labor, shipbuilder materials, and government furnished equipment. A goal of reducing lead installation labor hours by […]

Support of Advanced Coatings

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: June 2011 Preservation is a significant cost driver when considering total ownership costs of Navy Ships. There is great potential to reduce additional costs associated with fleet unit repairs. This General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) project will provide technical expertise to support an Institute for Manufacturing and […]

Measure, Layout, and Install Ship Components Using 3D Laser Scanning Tool

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: May 2011 This General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) project seeks to significantly reduce the labor intensive installation of ship components by implementing the use of a high speed (phase-based) 3D laser scanning tool. The 3D laser scanner is a non-contact measuring device, which eliminates expensive manual targeting […]

VCS Shipyard Material Flow Processes and Technology

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: July 2010 Process Engineers at General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) are currently executing an effort to drive down the costs associated with material flow within the VIRGINIA Class Submarine (VCS) construction facilities at its Groton and Quonset Point facilities. The two phased, 21 month project could save […]

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