New Mortar Manufacturing Process Aims to Save Money, Improve Precision

The U.S. Army is seeking to implement a new mortar manufacturing process to provide improved weapons at a lower cost, officials said.

The Army introduced a nickel super-alloy called Inconcel to produce mortars in 2008, but its properties make it challenging to manufacture. Researchers have been working on an alternative method to overcome the difficulties, said Chris Humiston, a mechanical engineer with the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, at Watervliet Ars… …read more

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