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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Hampton Roads Section Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Lamb, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM