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.
Alternate Leak Detection Methods
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.