Accession Number : AD0866004

Title :   Use of Numerically Controlled Machine Tools Aboard U. S. Navy Destroyer Tenders.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date : 20 FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The practicability of numerically controlled (NC) machine tools aboard U.S. Navy tenders and repair ships is investigated. The advantages of NC tools are listed and the applicability to various shops is discussed. Three specific types of NC machines are recommended for new construction or replacement of worn-out conventional tools. Analysis shows that direct replacement is economically attractive but the principal advantage is improved tender response time in meeting the maintenance services needs of ships alongside. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MACHINE TOOLS, TENDERS(VESSELS)), (*DIGITAL SYSTEMS, MACHINE TOOLS), CONTROL SYSTEMS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE, OPTIMIZATION, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE