American Machinist

Building ships efficiently and cost-effectively.(Technology Trends)

ALTHOUGH RECENT MATERIAL advances could improve performance and affordability of naval ship structures and machinery components, it isn't always easy to find what materials are pro-certified for use. However, a marine material-property database aims to change this.

The goal of the metallic materials Advanced Development Certification Project is to establish and maintain a Navy Material Property Database for structural and machinery applications. The database will let shipbuilders search for special material-property qualities--critical for a specific design--and obtain a material recommendation that meets design requirements. …

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