CAD Interoperability for Navy Reuse In X3D Printing, Maintenance and Training
MetadataShow full item record
Preventive and corrective maintenance of mechanical components on Navy ships and aircrafts is a complex task that can have major impacts on operational readiness. In situation when a component needs to be delivered to a remote team (an off shore installation or ship), the final cost of transit and delivery can be further exacerbated if newly received component is confirmed not to be adequate, leading to a new iteration of physical delivery. This results in extreme and unplanned costs of the overall mission. We propose to design and test maintenance workflow that utilize the emerging capabilities of novel technologies like 3D scanning, 3D printing and stereoscopic display, ensuring that only fully tested physical components will ever be shipped to remote unit. This process can be seen as a virtualization of corrective procedures, where instead of physical components, local and remote teams exchange a set of virtual artifacts, test mock-up objects and resort to final delivery only when they are sure the new component is a perfect fit. This delayed and in-time manufacturing and transit, fully supporting the concept of smart manufacturing grid, represent the essence of policy that has energy savings at its core. The benefits of this approach will be directly applicable to many other segments of DoD and civilian domains.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Acosta R., Juan C. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1991-09);This work addresses the issues of how humans manually explore remote objects using a telemanipulator. An understanding of how conceptual models are constructed is necessary since it will ultimately determine the efficiency ...
Speciation of Organic Aerosols in the Tropical Mid-Pacific and their Relationship to Light Scattering Crahan, Kathleen K.; Hegg, Dean A.; Covert, David S.; Reid, Jeffrey S.; Kehlif, Djmal; Brooks, Barbara J.; Jonsson, Haflidi (2004);Although the importance of the aerosol contribution to the global radiative budget has been recognized, the forcings of aerosols in general, and specifically the role of the organic component in these forcings, still ...
McDevitt, Gerald R.; Homan, B. Bert (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1980);A coil antenna consisting of approximately 6000 turns of copper wire was utilized to measure the horizontal component of fluctuations of the earth's magnetic field on the floor of Monterey Bay in water depth of approximately ...