Identifying Opportunities to Reduce Grinding Labor (2013-440)
- Newport News Shipbuilding
- VT Halter Marine
NSRP ASE Investment: $149K
The goal of this project was to identify opportunities for shipyards to reduce labor by using more efficient grinding methods and/or reduce the total amount of grinding that must be done. Three shipyards individually documented their current grinding states including reasons for grinding, tools and consumables used, past grinding improvement initiatives, and improvement opportunities. Shipyard representatives met to review their current states and to identify improvement opportunities. The outcome was documentation of nineteen industry opportunities to reduce shipbuilding costs and improve safety of the work force.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited