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Rapid Automation Technology Evaluation

Project Participants: Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
Project Start: December 2018

Thermal Tensioning of Thin Steel Ship Panel Structures

Project Participants: Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Project Start: June 2005 Several current U.S. Navy construction programs are experiencing high rates of distortion and buckling on thin steel structures. The standard shipyard practice of fabricating stiffened steel panels by arc welding causes heat-induced buckling and angular distortion. Correcting the distortion is a necessary but time-consuming operation that […]

Re-engineering the Internal Supply Chain/Material Delivery Process

Project Participants: Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Project Start: November 2004 Misplacement or loss of material and data in a ship-focused organization can create considerable disruption in the workflow. The details of where the material/data is needed and when needed are critical to the successful completion of the vessel and to control construction costs. Misplaced material can […]

A Technical Training and Data Collection Program for Structural Welders and Fitters

Project Participants: Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Project Start: November 2004 With an aging work force and the perception that manufacturing jobs are less desirable, highly skilled structural welders become more difficult to find and retain. This causes the information associated with quality standards and dimensional tolerances to pass to craft management and internal inspection agencies. The […]

Wireless Automated Diagnostic/Prognostics

Project Participants: Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Newport News Project Start: July 2004 Automated Diagnostic and Prognostic (ADP) systems can be used as a means both to reduce Preventive Maintenance and to predict when Corrective Maintenance on plant equipment will be required. This involves robust current condition diagnostics and future condition prognostics capabilities. These capabilities are rapidly emerging […]