To be at the cutting edge of shipbuilding and technology, we need to be aware of what is on the horizon for the future of our industry. The articles and papers below are how we share our findings to the rest of the industry through technical magazines and academic conferences. Read for yourself what the future holds.
Ship Design, Engineering, and Construction in 2030 and Beyond.
Technologies such as 3D Laser Scanning, Augmented Reality, Enhanced Visual Communication, Automation on the Shop Floor, Internet of Things, Materials Enhancements, Cloud Computing, 3D Printing, and Generative Design are all rapidly improving and more importantly, are set to converge in a synergistic way, enabling an explosion of technology that will affect all industries including shipbuilding.Learn More
Utilizing CAD/CAM Models for Ongoing Weight Estimation and Control
Controlling the weight of a vessel over the design and engineering life cycle is critical, but is an ongoing challenge for shipbuilders. Excellent tools exist for both weight estimation and control and design and engineering; however the area where these two meet is often filled with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets or databases developed in house by individual shipyards. These approaches leave much to be desired.Learn More
Intuitive Weld Management
Tracking and managing welds through all stages of shipbuilding is usually a disconnected, inefficient, laborious and error-prone process. The solution to this weakness is to immerse the weld management process within a 3D Product Data Model environment with underlying software that is associative and that has an open architecture.Learn More
Pulling on the Digital Thread
This paper is about how PLM can be used to construct a digital thread that can be used to support maintenance activities such as alerting and documentation.
A digital thread is the full traceability of a configuration managed product development structure (BOMs, 3D viewable formats with attribution, documents, software etc.) throughout the product lifecycle, from concept design through manufacturing, commissioning, and service.