THE INFLUENCE OF INTEGRATED CAD/CAM SYSTEM ON ENGINEERING FOR PRODUCTION METHODOLOGIES IN SHIPBUILDING

This paper discusses the influence of integrated CAD/CAM systems on engineering for production methodologies in shipbuilding, using the European, and particularly the Spanish experience as an example. The paper is set in the context of the US shipbuilding industry. While discussion is relevant to shipyards of all sizes, an attempt is made to highlight the smaller and medium size US shipyards. The development of the engineering for production concept is described and an example of its implementation is cited. The evolution of shipbuilding CAD/CAM systems and the use of CAD/CAM in US shipyards is reviewed. The common thread between CAD/CAM and engineering for production is shown and the extent of CAD/CAM's influence is described. Finally, the Spanish experiences are related to the US shipbuilding industry.

  • 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 21 [8 p, 6 ref, 2 tab, 10 fig]
  • Authors:
    • ROSS, J M
    • Garcia, L
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM