INCREASED DUTY CYCLE FOR PLASMA ARC CUTTING MACHINES THROUGH A SEPARATED AUTOMATIC PLATE MARKING STATION

This is the report of progress of a study nearing completion at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Division of Litton. Increased duty cycle for plasma arc cutting machines through a separated automatic plate marking station is the primary study objective. The underlying motivation for this objective is the expectation of reduced unit costs for finished plate parts cut by direct or computer numerically controlled plasma arc machines. A secondary study objective is improved geometric fidelity between the perimeter of cut plate parts and construction and reference lines interior to the parts. This improvement will help avoid the costs associated with correcting construction and reference line layout, and with compensating for construction errors caused by improperly located lines.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Sizemore, J M
    • Rome, D P
  • Publication Date: 1989-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 21p., incl. discuss.
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Ship Production
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: No.4
    • Publisher: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    • ISSN: 8756-1417

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00658750
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM