IMPLEMENTING CAD/CAM IN SHIPYARDS

Two important points emphasized in this paper are keys to increased productivity throughout the shipbuilding process: 1) technology advances should promote "process improvement" rather than just automating existing tasks. Assessing the impact of technology as an integrated system is the basis of process re- engineering and large scale improvement 2) Computer Aided Design is a new paradigm in ship design. The authors intentional use "CAD" as an acronym for Computer Aided Design rather than Computer Aided Drafting. "CAD" includes Computer Aided Engineering, because "Engineering" is a component of "Design". The authors discuss these concepts and present issues that have to be resolved to a total quality management process re-engineering approach for optimum implementation of CAD/CAM.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RINA Intl Conf NEWBUILD 2000 & the Role of the Naval Architect in Ship and Offshore Projects; 24-25 Oct 1995; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 11 [18 p, 24 ref, 1 tab, 10 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Barry, C D
    • Mercier, L C
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM