THE MANAGEMENT OF NUMERICAL CONTROL SOFTWARE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE OPERATION OF A SHIPYARD
The past five years have seen the introduction of N/C production machines into a number of United States shipyards. This use of N/C, in the shipyard, has had a significant effect on most existing methods and departmental organization. Although it takes a relatively short period of time to learn the basic coding for the production of N/C tapes, it requires considerable experience in the management of such N/C computer software systems to be able to setup an efficient computer-aided lofting group and to integrate it within the existing shipyard organization. The paper, therefore, attempts to provide some guidance on the essential requirements for management and control of a computer-aided lofting department. The major changes to other areas, resulting from the use of a computer-aided lofting system and N/C production machines, are discussed.
- Presented at the Hampton Roads Section Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Lamb, T
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 59 p.
- TRT Terms: Computers; Layout; Metal cutting; Numerical control; Shipbuilding
- Old TRIS Terms: Lofting; Plate cutting
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00071679
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM