Nov 12-14, 2024  •  Morial Convention Center  •  New Orleans, LA
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Agenda Session

The Future of Shipbuilding: Revolutionizing Efficiency with 3D Scanning Technologies

Nov 12 2024

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST

Classroom 2

In today’s dynamic shipbuilding environment, where precision, efficiency, and safety are top priorities, the integration of 3D scanning technology emerges as a game-changer. This presentation sheds light on the numerous benefits of 3D scanning in shipyard operations, catering not only to project managers but also to engineers and workboat owners. 

Engineers can leverage 3D scanning to gain a thorough understanding of ship structures – from bow to stern – with unparalleled accuracy. This technology enables detailed analysis, empowering engineers to spot potential design improvements and optimize structural integrity. Additionally, the digital model produced from 3D scans serves as a virtual blueprint, allowing engineers to simulate different scenarios and validate design concepts, ensuring optimal performance and functionality. 

For ship/boat owners, the adoption of 3D scanning brings significant rewards. visualizing the entire digital environment facilitates informed decision-making throught the ship’s lifecycle. From initial design adjustments to ongoing maintenance and repairs, workboat owners can use the digital model to enhance operational efficiency, reduce downtime, and extend the vessel’s lifespan. Additionally, the precise documentation provided by 3D scanning aids in compliance with regulatory requirements and enhances asset management strategies, safeguarding the owner’s investment. 

The transformative impact of 3D scanning goes beyond individual stake holders, revolutionizing collaborative dynamics within shipyard operations. By offering a common digital platform for data sharing and collaboration, 3D scanning fosters synergy among project managers, engineers, and owners. This seamless integration improves communication, speeds up decision-making, and enhances project coordination, boosting efficiency and productivity across the entire ecosystem. 

In conclusion, the adoption of 3D scanning and digital modeling represents a shift in shipyard operations, offering a comprehensive solution that goes beyon traditional boundaries. From improving design accuracy and structural integrity to optimizing operational performance and facilitating teamwork, 3D scanning empowers stakeholders to navigate the complexities of modern project management with confidence. This presentation aims to provide WorkBoat attendees with a thorough understanding of the potential of 3D scanning, enabling them o achieve new levels of efficiency, innovation, and competitiveness in the maritime industry.


In-Place Machining Company

- Director of Business Development - IPM Measurement & Alignment Services Division

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