A joint Air Force, Army and Navy “Purple Program” effort involving a critical suspension lug was moving from a forged part to one machined from bar stock. This direction was undertaken despite tensile data provided by Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center personnel showing that the bar stock properties actually increase the risk of catastrophic failure.
“When I first joined the satellite industry and we were thinking about refueling there were about eight satellite servicing companies that we identified,” said Jeremy Schiel, acting chair of the Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations, or CONFERS, executive committee.
AMC collaborated with the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA), The Colorado School of Mines (CSM), Mercury Marine, and Phygen Coatings to enhance the development of non-sticking and self-lubricating coatings for metal molds to reduce cycle time, decrease process costs, and improve part quality.
CONFERS aims to establish standards for how these un-socially-distanced servicing satellites (and any private satellites meant to maneuver close together) should behave.
CONFERS developed a set of baseline best practices that the International Organization for Standardization is currently considering.
Veelo Technologies has been selected by the Navy’s Composites Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC) and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to reduce costs on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program.
The Naval Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing Center (NSAM) team was recognized for its achievements in the Technical Data Integration and Search (TDIS) project.
ATI was awarded a contract by the Office of Naval Research to drive improved manufacturing processes through its Center for Innovative Naval Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing (NSAM).
The Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium acts as the interface between the Forging Industry Association and the Defense Logistics Agency, working to develop and deploy integrated solutions to challenging technical and supply chain issues.
Advanced Technology International has won a five-year, $99M contract to help the U.S. Navy manage a center of excellence that was built to develop and transition naval manufacturing technologies to the private sector.