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Digital Data for Next Generation Measurement/Locating Tools

Project Participants: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
Project Start: November 2019

Artificial Intelligence for Planning

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat
Project Start: June 2020

Envision for the Model Based Enterprise

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat
Project Start: November 2019

Virtual Reality Inspection of Piping Systems

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat
Project Start: September 2018

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 […]

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