This project’s overall goal is to conduct research into COLUMBIA and VIRGINIA parts which currently are not sufficiently meeting Navy’s production yield requirements. The objective is to evaluate and recommend part candidates which are best suited for the AM process.


The project scope will include the following:

  • Compile unfiltered part inventory
  • Establish physical parameters for part analysis: size, materials, etc.
  • Identify part candidates for analysis
  • Define acceptance criteria matrix for analyzed parts
  • Analyze database of selected parts
  • Review analysis results in accordance with established acceptance criteria
  • Document software configuration/utilization process, make recommendations for future use, find printer commonalities and propose printers

Key Deliverables / Benefits:

  • Final Report will provide project results to be posted to the NSRP website that can be accessed by authorized recipients
  • Final Report will list implementation approach at participating shipyards (if applicable)
  • Final Report will provide expected implementation timeline (if applicable)

Point of Contant:

Monika Skowronska | NASSCO | mskowron@nassco.com


Ship Design & Material Technologies

Project Team:

  • General Dynamics NASSCO

YEAR: May 2023 – May 2024

NSRP ASE Investment: $150K