Marine Engineering Advanced Warships

Marine Engineering

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The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is Marine Engineering at its best. It houses more than 4 500 crew members and weighs in at 90 000 tons. With a $13 billion price tag, it’s the most expensive and most advanced warship ever built. It certainly sets the bar extremely high.

Christened in November 2013 and scheduled to be commissioned this year, these super-carriers are expected to be in service until 2065. They are also set to replace some of the Navy’s existing Nimitz-class carriers.

Both classes have a similar-looking hull but the Ford class is miles ahead with new technical and technological innovations. Designed to improve operating efficiency and reduce operating costs, the USS Gerald R. Ford also requires fewer crew; about 600 to be more specific. It’s estimated to save $4-5 billion on operational expenditure making it extremely cost effective in comparison. Continue reading

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show is the place to be

smprvIt’s the UK’s largest regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition and a show where you will stumble across thousands of engineering and electronics’ solutions.

The highly acclaimed Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show was a resounding success in 2013 and according to its organisers, promises to be even better this time around.

Not only can you see the very latest technology, components, materials, products and services currently available, but the Show’s technical staff are always on hand to offer specialist advice that will improve your manufacturing processes, component sourcing, materials selection and overall business efficiency – not to mention your bottom line!
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