Advanced Metalworking Solutions for Naval Systems that go in Harm's Way
CONCURRENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP JOHNSTOWN PA
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Reducing the acquisition cost of current and future platforms is a critical goal of the Navy, and the Navy Metalworking Center helps achieve this goal by developing, maturing, and transitioning advanced manufacturing technologies. For the past several years, NMC has supported the shipbuilding affordability goals of the Virginia Class Submarine, CVN 21, DDG 1000, and Littoral Combat Ship Programs. The 2009 NMC Annual Report provides an excellent opportunity for you to read about NMCs recent technical achievements and implementation successes. Projects involving improved pipe preparation methods, HSLA-80 T-beams, and arc cladding techniques are solving challenging technical issues while providing real cost reduction and cost avoidance. While the Navy Metalworking Center provides tangible solutions to manufacturing issues, I frequently emphasize the importance of concentrating on less tangible, more fundamental principles in order to be successful. Those principles include focusing on client and stakeholder needs retaining and recruiting the best talent attaining true integrated project teamwork and achieving real benefits through technology implementation. In theory, these principles may seem simplistic, even naive. In practice, they are challenging to strive for and even more difficult to execute and master. I am pleased to report that by abiding by these principles, the NMC Program has been rewarded with a number of recent technical and transition successes.
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