Robotic Arc Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing for Shipbuilding (2019-375-004)
Edison Welding Institute, HII-Newport News Shipbuilding, Austal USA, Automation, Navus Automation,
June 2019 – June 2021
INDUSTRY INVESTMENT: $1,315K | NSRP ASE INVESTMENT $1,315K
This project’s overall goal is to develop a standardized robotic arc DED AM gantry that can build a wide range of structures and components.
This project will develop digital data workflow processes, establish workforce competencies, help break down process qualification barriers, demonstrate representative qualifications, and provide standardized equipment for robotic arc DED AM implementation.
KEY DELIVERABLES / BENEFITS
- 50% reduction in time and 25% reduction in cost of DED AM Process Implementation
- 33% ($1M) reduction in cost of Robotic Arc DED AM Gantry System vs. custom build
- 53% reduction in Arc DED AM qualification costs
POINT OF CONTACT: Dennis Harwig | Edison Welding Institute | firstname.lastname@example.org