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Laser Image Projection

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: January 2007 General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) successfully piloted a new laser imaging system that enables their Quonset Point facility to automate the layout of attachments during early outfitting stages of VIRGINIA-Class Submarine (VCS) construction. The project team used an innovative laser image projection system to locate […]

Weld Distortion Prediction Software for Submarine Construction

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: November 2004 The costs required to effectively deal with weld distortion and/or correct the resulting negative effects are significant during submarine construction. Weld distortion impacts the fabrication costs of all welded parts, however, the larger the structure, the greater the impact on construction schedule. What are absent […]

Ultralight Pulse Gas Metal Arc Welding for Shipyard Applications

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: June 2004 Set-up costs associated with welding operations that support unit erection and outfitting represent a significant portion of overall shipbuilding costs. For small welding jobs such as hanger and tack welding, the labor associated with equipment relocation and setup can be a large part of the […]

Product-Centric Facility Design

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: June 2004 The objective of this Electric Boat (EB)-led project was to re-engineer the structural fabrication processes of the total enterprise that affects the building of major structural assemblies in order to significantly reduce the construction schedule of Virginia Class Submarines (VCS). EB used a product-centric approach, […]

Governmnet Furnished Material Improvement Process

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: July 2011 Reducing VIRGINIA-Class Submarine (VCS) construction costs to $2B and cycle time to 60-months are the primary goals to increasing acquisition and maintaining the submarine industrial base. The objective of this Office of Naval Research (ONR) Government Furnished Material (GFM) Improvement Project is to pilot a […]

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