SHIPBUILDING ROBOTICS AND ECONOMICS

This paper describes how the Technology Reinvestment Project (TRP) on shipbuilding robotics is leveraging advanced robotic technology to provide low-cost robotics for US shipyard automation. The TRP is described, economic analysis methods for robot welding are presented, and factors for successful implementation of robotics are discussed. A case study of a successful shipyard gantry robot implementation is reported.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ship Production Symposium, Commercial Competitiveness for Small and Large North American Shipyards; 25-27 Jan 1995, Seattle, Washington, USA. Sponsored and publ by SNAME, USA. Pprs. Ppr 11 [11 p, 14 ref, 3 tab, 8 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Reeve, R C
    • Rongo, R
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM