Accession Number ADA571003
Title Superior Weapons Systems Through Castings (SWC).
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 226p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Military operations demand rapid responses to maximize warfighter performance and readiness. The Army is making significant changes to its acquisition decisions and maintenance operations in order to reduce the weight and extend the service life of ground combat systems. The American Metalcasting Consortium's (AMC) Superior Weapons Systems through Castings (SWC) enhances the Army's ability to procure higher performance, lighter weight parts for both legacy and new weapons systems. The SWC program has developed new processes and materials that ensure the rapid availability of high-quality light-weight parts for assembling prototypes, as well as spare and replacement parts for fielded units. The program has also boosted the number of domestic suppliers capable of developing critical defense components. Casting processes and materials developed under this program have many advantages over other manufacturing processes.
Keywords Acquisition
Army
Assembly
Availability
Castings
Life expectancy(Service life)
Lightweight
Manufacturing
Materials
Methodology
Prototypes
Replacement
Rocket assisted projectiles
Spare parts
Weapon systems
Weight


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 71N - Nonferrous Metals & Alloys
79A - Ammunition, Explosives, & Pyrotechnics
Corporate Author Advanced Technololgy Inst., Charleston, SC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Apr 2010-30 Sep 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number W15QKN-10-2-0001

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