Automatic Painting of Structural Steel Shapes
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP QUINCY MA QUINCY SHIPBUILDING DIV
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This is a report on one of the many research projects being performed under the National Shipbuilding Research Program. The program is a cooperative, cost shared effort between the Maritime Administration and General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division. The objective, as recommended by the Ship Production Committee of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, emphasizes improved productivity and therefore reduced shipbuilding costs to meet the lower Construction Differential Subsidy rate goals of the Merchant Marine Act of 1970. The studies have been undertaken with this goal in mind and have followed closely the project outline SP-1-8 as published by the SNAME Ship Production Committee. We wish to acknowledge the assistance of Mr. David T. Bloodgood of Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard in the evaluation of proposals which resulted in the selection of Binks Manufacturing Company to do this research work. Mr. Wilder Moffatt, General Dynamics, Quincy Shipbuilding Division, was the Program Manager. This report was written by Mr. L. M. Thorell, MarAd Program Manager and by Mr. Georg A. Rudlowski, MarAd Project Engineer.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Marine Engineering