JDMTP Metals Processing & Fabrication Subpanel Chair Carrie Davis of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, kicked off the review at CTC.
Ken Sabo, Senior Director, Additive Manufacturing and Materials, showed CTC’s capabilities with its Selective Laser Melting additive manufacturing machine.
The Navy Metalworking Center (NMC) recently hosted the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP) Metals Processing & Fabrication Subpanel on 27-28 June 2016. Each year, the group reviews and evaluates NMC’s current projects and provides constructive feedback.
The subpanel members, representing the three DoD service branches, the Defense Logistics Agency, along with various industry organizations, provide NMC with their insight and feedback during their review of NMC’s project portfolio. The subpanel members also learn about NMC’s technology advancements that can be applied more broadly across the DoD spectrum. Once again this year, the subpanel members highlighted NMC’s high technology transition rate that addresses shipbuilding challenges.
Return attendees included representatives from the Army Research Laboratory; BAE Systems; Benet Labs; the Defense Logistics Agency; Electric Boat Corporation; Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division; and WP Consulting. New organizations this year included Consolidated Nuclear Security, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
Eleven NMC Project Managers briefed the group on 27 NMC projects. In addition, CTC employees conducted demonstrations for these capabilities: additive manufacturing, plasma/gas metal arc welding, and friction stir welding of dissimilar metals.
“Our program and administrative staff members once again flawlessly organized and executed the event,” said Daniel L. Winterscheidt, Ph.D., NMC Senior Director. “The metals subpanel again noted our excellent track record of successful implementation of project results. The demos were also very well received.”