Digital shipbuilding: A transparent and real-time view of the fabrication process is possible
In this webinar, Ismo Piirainen and David Whittle of Hexagon PPM discuss the digitalisation and digital transformation trends driving Industry 4.0, especially when it comes to fabrication.
While these trends are all aiming to create smart engineering, construction and operations processes, Ismo and David outline how fabrication is an important step often lost in this story, as traditionally many processes are non-digital. They discuss how in order to force the power of digitalisation, fabrication needs to become digitally enabled to fit into the overall digital chain and form a bridge between engineering and construction.
In shipbuilding, several functions – such as engineering design, work preparation, material storages, work management and shop floor - must exchange information almost in real time. Today, the information can be digital and accessible across the entire company.
This webinar explains how, by taking data-agnostic integration with design solutions, material availability, project schedules, resources and direct connections to the machines and production lines on shop floor into account, Hexagon’s Digital Fabricator solution for shipbuilding performs detailed fabrication planning and raises productive shop floor schedules to be pursued. This solution enables smarter workflows with real-time status monitoring, improved productivity and reduced material costs by better use of materials and reduced waste.