Optimize and specify the manufacturing process to economically produce reliable, consistent quality TiC/Bronze anti-slack devices and hydraulic winch components through centrifugal casting; transfer this technology to Port Hueneme and qualified centrifugal casting foundries.
Estimated reduction in annual maintenance costs of $3.1 million will be realized when the 121 fleet winches are converted to the TiC/Bronze combination. Considerable improvement in personnel safety will be realized because of well-controlled ship-to-ship transfer of goods with the TiC/Bronze system. This technology will be applied to other naval-wear applications to improve operational costs and conditions.
The NCEMT transferred the newly prescribed process specifications to Port Hueneme for inclusion in contractual requirements for purchase of components in fleet operations. This process is also being evaluated for use in the production of functionally graded composites to be used in armor.