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Robotic Process for Installing Hull Inserts

The Office of Naval Research ManTech recently awarded the automation-focused “Robotic Process for Installing Hull Inserts” project to General Dynamics-Electric Boat to improve the hull insert installation processes for the VIRGINIA and COLUMBIA Class Submarines that increases weld quality and reduces production man-hours.

Robotic Process for Installing Hull Inserts One-Pager (coming soon)

High Speed Rotating Welding Arc Process

The Office of Naval Research ManTech recently awarded the “High Speed Rotating Welding Arc Process” project to the ATI-managed Center for Naval Metalworking.  The General Dynamics Electric Boat and Bath Iron Works shipyards are working a combined VIRGINIA Class Submarine and ARLEIGH BURKE Class Destroyer initiative to assess the feasibility of the SpinArc® welding technology for platform weld joints, conducting testing to determine the viability of the process in their respective shipyard environment.

High Speed Rotating Welding Arc Process One-Pager (coming soon)

Alternate Leak Detection Methods (Complete)

CNM teams with Huntington Ingalls Industries – Ingalls Shipbuilding to evaluate candidate nondestructive testing (NDT) methods as alternatives for soap bubble leak detection on DDG-51 Class ships.

Alternate Leak Detection Methods Success Story