At the 2016 Defense Manufacturing Conference, the Navy Metalworking Center provided two technical presentations, exhibited some of its technical capabilities, and earned recognition for the achievements of two recent projects.
The Navy Metalworking Center's 2016 Annual Report is now available online.
The Tow Cable Maintenance Winch project team received the 2016 Technology Transition Achievement Award from the Office of Naval Research.
Transitioning a process that mitigates distortion in the production of the CH-53K cabin frame will improve manufacturing cost, schedule, and quality.
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee commended the Office of Naval Research "for efforts toward understanding the benefits of human industrial operations augmentation technology..."
The Navy Metalworking Center (NMC) recently hosted the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP) Metals Processing & Fabrication Subpanel on 27-28 June 2016.
Advanced technologies that allow for inspection directly through special hull treatment could significantly reduce inspection costs.
Optimized onboard processes for large diameter pipe cutting / beveling will improve safety and reduce labor in confined work conditions.
NMC has produced a brief video that illustrates the results of a recent project that investigated and developed manufacturing methods to reduce the cost of producing pipe welds on Navy ships.
Separating nickel alloy from grinding swarf will significantly reduce material costs for the F135 engine components.