Saint John Shipbuilding Upgrades Its CAD/CAM For Big Frigate Program

Saint John Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Ltd., in New Brunswick, Canada, has chosen AUTOKON and AUTOFIT as its CAD/CAM systems for carrying out the big Canadian Navy Frigate Program contract. The Saint John yard has been awarded prime contractor responsibility for the detailed design, procurement, and management of the entire program, including construction of three of the first six vessels in the series.

The system supplier, Shipping Research Services, will start delivery of the CAD/CAM software shortly. It will be used for detailed design, material takeoff, generation of design and production drawings, and N/C control tapes for steel cutting and pipe bending.

The software will be operated on Prime computers and use different brands of graphical work stations.

The installation will be a major one.

Saint John Shipbuilding has been an AUTOKON user for a decade; the contract implies upgrading to the newest generation of AUTOKON, while it is SRS' first installation of the AUTOFIT piping engineering system in North America.

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