Shipbuilding is a complex affair, not least because of the huge size and engineering sophistication of the final product. That’s even more true of warships, like Bath Iron Works’ surface combatants. BIW builds the most advanced warships in the world, and the company has made huge strides in the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and precision of its methods in the past decade or so. Here we’ll give you a high-level overview of what we do, and why.

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Extended Team Members

Executive Control Board Representative: Chris Waaler

NSRP Shipyard Delegate: Andrew Blackman

Major Initiative Team Leads: Michael Gerardi

At Large: Derek Hewson

Panel Chairs

Surface Preparation & Coatings: Robert Cloutier (Vice Chair)

Technical POCs

Current Projects

  • spARky: Reducing Wiring Costs Using 3D Model and Augmented Reality (Participant)
  • Alternative Corrosion Control Methods for Inaccessible Void Spaces (Participant)
  • Alternatives to Fiber Optic Connectors (Participant)
  • Shared Manufacturing Drawing Qualifications Requirements (Participant)

Completed Projects

  • Low-Voltage Quick Connector Evaluation (Lead)
  • Customization of Femap FEA Prepocessor for Shipbuilder Needs (Participant)
  • Lightweight Fillet Weld Tack-Gun for Precision Structure Fabrication (Participant)
  • Cable Tag Reduction (Lead)

View the Project Portfolio for more information on these and other projects