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Clamp Supplier Dives Into Project

Bluefin Robotics Corp. called on Clampco — a manufacturer of stainless steel T-bolt band clamps and V-band couplings — when it needed help "testing the waters." Bluefin specializes in manufacturing underwater robotic equipment for offshore survey, military, and scientific research customers.

 

SNAME Los Angeles Hears Paper On Calculation Of Curves With A Hand Held Calculator

The first regular meeting of the new season for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, was chaired and opened by William A. Hood. He promptly introduced the new officers for the year, Capt. J.

Desco M a r i n e Delivers Its First Boats Built O f Steel

The first steel boats built by Desco Marine were unveiled recently at a christening and launching ceremony at the shipyard in St. Augustine, Fla. According to Desco Marine president Tom Collins, the shrimp boats La Marseillaise and LAmericaine

Electric Boat Optimizes Nuclear Sub Repairs

The shipbuilding and repair industry faces many challenges given the mission- critical complexities of maritime projects, as well as some misperceptions. The industry faces a challenge: how to find more efficient ways to build new ships as well as to repair and upgrade aging ships.

Kaiser Engineers Awarded Service Contract For Trident Sub Facilities

R a y m o n d International Inc., Houston, Texas, announced recently that its subsidiary, Kaiser Engineers, Inc. of Oakland, Calif., has been awarded a contract to provide i n d u s t r i a l engineering services for the East Coast Trident Refit Facility under development by the U.

$121-Million Contract Awarded To Davie For Gulfspan-Class Ferry

A $121-million contract for the construction of the first Gulfspanclass ferry for service between Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, and North Sydney, Nova Scotia, was signed recently by the presidents of CN Marine and Davie Shipbuilding of Lauzon, Quebec, Canada.

SNAME Workshop To Show How One Yard Increased Shop Productivity 50%

A 50 percent improvement in pipe fabrication shop productivity was achieved recently through improved work scheduling in a shipyard pilot project sponsored by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Panel SP-8 on Industrial Engineering.

Roger Ffooks Appointed European Representative For J.J. Henry Firm

J.J. Henry Co., Inc. of New York City, one of the leading naval architects in the U.S., recently announced the appointment of Roger C. Ffooks of London as the company's European representative. J.J. Henry Co. has engaged for many years in the

M a r i n e Boiler Reliability

During the past 15 to 20 years, the s h i p b u i l d i n g industry has placed increasing demands upon the manufacturers of main steam propulsion machinery to produce equipment of increasing reliability and efficiency. During this time period,

Gordon R. White Forms Bulk Handling Associates

Gordon R. White has announced the forming of a new company, Bulk Handling Associates, in which he will function as president. The new company's activity will focus on the bulk materials handling needs of the marine industry and the pulp and paper industry.

 
 
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