Superior Weapons Systems Through Castings (SWC)
Final rept. 1 Apr 2010-30 Sep 2012
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL NORTH CHARLESTON SC
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Military operations demand rapid responses to maximize warfighter performance and readiness. The Army is making significant changes to its acquisition decisions and maintenance operations in order to reduce the weight and extend the service life of ground combat systems. The American Metalcasting Consortiums AMC Superior Weapons Systems through Castings SWC enhances the Armys ability to procure higher performance, lighter weight parts for both legacy and new weapons systems. The SWC program has developed new processes and materials that ensure the rapid availability of high-quality light-weight parts for assembling prototypes, as well as spare and replacement parts for fielded units. The program has also boosted the number of domestic suppliers capable of developing critical defense components. Casting processes and materials developed under this program have many advantages over other manufacturing processes.
- Metallurgy and Metallography