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Producibility Optimization Handbook

Project Participants: Marinette Marine Corporation Project Start: June 2013 The U.S. Navy and Marinette Marine Corporation have a joint initiative to improve platform producibility & cost efficiency by reducing manufacturing costs without increasing vessel weight. The Navy ManTech program is participating in this initiative with specific focus on improving manufacturing processes for Littoral Combat Ship […]

High Productivity Aluminum Manufacturing

Project Participants: Alcoa Defense, Inc., Marinette Marine & Austal USA Project Start: February 2012 Currently, aluminum butt welding for each Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a labor-intensive and costly process. This is due to the number of weld passes required to complete welds in aluminum of varying thicknesses. The numerous welding passes add unnecessary labor […]

Internal Supply Chain

Project Participants: Marinette Marine Corporation Project Start: December 2006 Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC), a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company Inc., is currently designing and building vessels for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard and commercial customers. The U.S. Navy work includes construction of the first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and the Improved Navy Lighterage […]