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Improved Hull Fabrication Processes to Reduce Ship Construction Costs
08/05/2016

Mechanized and/or automated processes will reduce labor and improve quality during hull fabrication.

Innovative Cable Installation Solutions to Save Labor and Costs in VCS Construction
07/29/2016

Improved cable pulling processes in VCS construction will reduce labor hours as well as injury claims and medical costs.

Effective Submarine Baffle Tile Coating Will Save Life-Cycle Costs
07/26/2016

Applying a durability coating to GTC SONAR baffle tiles will increase the service life of the tiles and reduce total ownership cost.

Integrated Metrology Approach to Reduce Labor Costs and Improve Schedule for Several Ships
06/28/2016

This project developed a means of identifying and accounting for misalignment prior to final construction stages.

SHT Improvements Achieve Early Implementation on VCS
06/21/2016

Improving SHT tile manufacturing and application processes will reduce cost and increase reliability while in service.

New Winch Will Enable Less Expensive Maintenance of RMS Component
06/15/2016

The tow cable maintenance winch will provide a means for shipboard maintenance of the cable between the RMMV and the towed minehunting sonar system.

Innovative Machining Techniques to Reduce Costs for VCS Propulsor Manufacturing
06/06/2016

Machining improvements will save significant costs in the manufacture of VCS propulsors, which are now made of nickel-based Alloy 625.

Ingalls Implements Mechanical Arm for a Man Lift Application to Save Labor and Improve Ergonomics
05/17/2016

NMC and Ingalls developed and implemented an easy-to-use prototype mechanical arm to perform hull exterior abrasive blasting from a man lift during ship construction.

Casting Solution to Reduce Cost and Weight for Freedom-variant LCS Hull
05/03/2016

A less expensive, two-piece cast bracket will reduce weight and cost for the Freedom-variant LCS.

Modified SHT Debond Detector to Save Costs on In-service VCS Huls
04/28/2016

An SHT Debond Detector developed for new VCS construction has been modified for use on in-service VCS hulls.

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