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  • Over the past 25 years CAD and CAM have become a vital part of shipbuilding.

    The individual tools have evolved into highly capable products of today. This has included the change from 2-D to 3- D CAD, a dramatic increase in the level of usability (example: from batch mode to fancy 3-D GUI's) and increased functionality within the tools themselves.

    With the development of these tools has also come improved integration of the CAD and CAM data. While 2-D CAD drawings were originally entered into the CAM system manually, it has now become commonplace to utilize a fully integrated product model environment from vendors such as Dassault Systems (Catia), Intergraph (ISDP), Nupas-Cadmatic, Sener (Foran) and Tribon Solutions (Tribon Ml).

    Even today, some current installations utilize a complete 3-D product model for the design of a system such as piping or HVAC, but then create a paper drawing to transfer data to the production (CAM) system.

    CAD and CAM integration has always been a primary problem for U.S.

    shipbuilders. U.S. naval shipbuilders have tended to use general-purpose mechanical CAD systems such as CADDS or CATIA because of their exceptional 3-D model viewing capabilities.

    An Integrated Solution Because these systems lacked shipbuilding CAM capabilities, they had to be combined with separate shipbuilding CAM systems such as AUTOKON or SPADES. Few options were open as to how to integrate these CAD and CAM systems, and yards have normally created the connections themselves by writing dedicated custom interfaces. These interfaces must then be maintained by the shipyard (or sub-contractor) and be modi f i ed to a c c ommo d a t e sof twa r e upgrades or new tools.

    In general European shipyards have tended to utilize shipbuilding specific CAD/CAM systems such as Tribon, Foran and Nupas. These systems provide an integrated CAD/CAM solution as part of a single system. Such monolithic systems utilize proprietary data architecture, to provide seamless links between the two systems. In this case the shipyard is tied to a single vendor and may have to compromise on the available features in one part of the system in order to have the desired features of the other part. Additionally, many shipyards implemented the sole source vendor's products while they were in the early stages of product development and were left to create many custom interfaces to other shipyard systems themselves.

    Up until now, major Japanese shipbuilders have employed either their own homegrown systems such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industry's MATES or specialized shipbuilding CAD/CAM systems such as Tribon. Like their European counterparts, the Japanese put more emphasis on CAM and production than the U.S.

    yards, which, as mentioned, tend to emphasize model viewing.

    Regardless of the type of configuration, once the shipyard finally gets all of its connections in place, little flexibility remains to adopt new. improved products or practices. In order to make changes to a single system, a major revision to the connection architecture is normally required.

    Additionally, several manual steps might be necessary to perform the actual data transfer. These environments typically don't have support for data management, putting a heavy burden on the systems user. This is especially true in the "one of a kind" production in shipbuilding, where the CAD to CAM data transfer happens often.

    Research, Development, Sharing = Better CAD Systems As the implementation of 3-D product modeling becomes the norm in more shipyards, the need for a flexible CAD and CAM integration solution will increase. The need for flexibility is compounded by the worldwide consolidations taking place in the industry. Acquisitions and mergers have created families of companies working together in ways that would have seemed impossible just five years ago.

    The current direction from the large product model vendors is to allow an open standard format as an optional output from their product model.

    This is demonstrated by vendor involvement in projects such as NSRP, ISE / ESTEP. Use of open standards would support a local integrated architecture and provide data access between systems used by sister shipyards or subcontractors.

    Two open-standard formats; STEP and STEP-NC are destined to compete with proprietary solidmodel formats. These important standards allow the sharing of model data between different systems and will provide a better integration of CAD and CAM.

    STEP or ISO 10303 (http://www.diffuse.Org/products.html#STEP) is a vendor neutral standard that describes how to represent (and therefore exchange) digital product information. STEP-NC or ISO 14649 (www.stepnc.

    org) provides a neutral NC-programming interface to support information transfer between CAD and CAM and NC systems. Recent emphasis has been on milling operations; however further exploitation of this standard for other applications such as shipbuilding is currently underway.

    There are several U.S.-based R & D projects currently underway that are intended to better integrate CAD, with the current and planned CAM systems.

    The Integrated Steel Processing Environment (ISPE) is an NSRP-ASE funded research project.

    Headed by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, the project goal is to create an interoperable solution that removes the dedicated link from one CAD system to one CAM system for the design and production of steel plate.

    STEP Tools (Troy, NY) currently is working on an U.S. Navy, ONR funded research project to examine the technical merits of utilizing STEP-NC for manufacturing operations in the shipbuilding industry. STEP Tools will study applying STEPNC technology to control pipe bending and cutting at Electric Boat, Quonset Point, RI.

    Atlantec Enterprise Solutions (Annapolis, MD)

  • March 20, 2014, Vietnamese Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong, cut the ribbon for the latest addition to Damen Shipyard Group’s portfolio. Damen Song Cam is a new yard, and is one of the largest in the group and represents Damen’s first formal Joint Venture yard in Vietnam. Damen said Song Cam is considered

  • Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) has developed a complete CAD/CAM suite to meet the CAD/CAM needs in marine vessel design and construction, including two key programs in the CAD/CAM suite: Autostructure 3.0 and Production Manager 3.0. Autostructure and Production Manager are key components in the

  • 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

  • dinner and business meeting in the alumni dining room, the chapter members returned to the Engineering Department where a tour was conducted of the CAD/CAM Unigraphics equipment being operated by several students. Gary Gray of the Macauto Company, whose CAD /CAM service was being demonstrated, explained so

  • The new 1988-89 catalog of impellers, published by Barco Corporation of Tampa, Fla., includes two new elastomer Cam/Pumpliners. According to the company, the Barco elastomer products are extremely resistant to sand abrasion and friction caused by dry running. The Cam/Pumpliners 457 and 613, listed

  • One of the most important improvements in ship production has been the introduction of CAD/CAM. The initial use of computers for drafting, lofting and automation of steel cutting has been extended from the design office and the mold loft throughout the shipyard and beyond by integrating the Internet

  • In what SSI calls its “most user-focused release,” the latest release of the company’s flagship CAD/CAM software, ShipConstructor 2014 R2, features more than 425 enhancements. SSI said ShipConstructor 2014 R2 streamlines workflows for users and enhances the user experience, which according to the developer

  • At  Sinaval-Eurofishing in Bilbao, Spain, Sener will present enhancements in the shipbuilding CAD/CAM system FORAN, in all disciplines (forms, naval architecture and general arrangement, hull structure, machinery and outfitting, electrical design and drafting). The naval architecture modules have been

  • (ASC) is making waves in a host of maritime industries — they remain a leading software supplier with a range of products that include complete CAD/CAM suites, Stowage Planning Systems (SPS), real-time Hydrostatic Engines, and real-time Structural Strength simulation. With a customer list that includes

  • take the numerical outputs produced by the AUTOKON system. The AUTOKON software is a computer-aided-design (CAD) and computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) system that performs engineering designs, computerized drafting and generates information to facilitate numerically controlled plate cutting. The

  • For 20 years Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) has helped to rule the unruly waves in the marine CAD/CAM software industry, providing products and marine engineering services to customers worldwide. The company is enjoying good success currently with Autostructure, an advanced internal structural

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    in BIRNS, Inc. Kildare, Ireland with of? ces in the U.S., BIRNS started out in the subsea the U.K., China and Australia. industry creating underwater cam- Currently the company is building era housings, and then soon moved systems to operate at 10,000m depth. Its on to developing lighting solutions

  • MR May-19#83  Software Solutions: CAD/CAM
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  • MR Jan-19#29  Software Solutions: CAD/CAM
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  • MR Dec-18#49  Software Solutions: CAD/CAM
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  • MT Nov-18#52 New TechNew Tech
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    New TechNew Tech Nav Cam from Forssea Schlumberger’s Well Testing Tech Downhole Sensing System Image: Well-SENSE els ranging from 375kHz to 2.1MHz. hibition & Conference (ADIPEC). The pressure sensors and the addition of a The compact size and rugged construc- new technology, called Concert, brings

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    Tech Notes Rob Bowen with Jay Rastogi (Swan Lake and Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary site manager) and AZFP. Inset: Underwater drop-down cam- era view of abundant suspended Aphanizomenon ? os-aquae. Image taken approximately 0.75 m below surface. Filaments are typically about 1 cm in length. Photo

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    while Zumwalt has a bridge for conning, ever performed that mission. Like other appreciate all of the “new” technology it is completely enclosed, and cam- frigates, with top speeds of less than 30 that has gone into those ships. But the eras and microphones provide sensory knots, the FFG 7s were speed

  • MT Sep-18#56  instrumented pressure activated cam- are driven by a linear)
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    undisturbed sediment sampling system, doesn’t need any lubrication. The jaws reduces pilot stress. The control system an instrumented pressure activated cam- are driven by a linear actuator that uses then allows pilots the ability to rapidly era system, and a deep sea solenoid ac- a geared brushed motor

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    have the physical aspect of security pretty client data; logistics and supply chain software; cargo well nailed shut - gates, locks, fencing, alarms, cam- movements, video, and connections to and between dif- eras, drones, etc. As Chris Mason, Rajant Corp.’s di- ferent terminals and transportation modes

  • MN Sep-18#51  System 
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    of the barrier’s perfor- mance including position, motion, sag, scour, and tension using load cells, Global Positioning System (GPS) units, and video cameras. OFFSHORE FOCUS After conclusion of the inland barrier system ? eld test in Kalamazoo, focus shifted to testing the offshore mitigation system

  • MT Jul-18#47  range of LUXUS underwater cam-
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    deployment. Moreover, Ma- and marketing support to all of the Group companies since 1978. cArtney supplies a versatile range of LUXUS underwater cam- MacArtney supplies include SubConn, OptoLink, TrustLink eras, lights, media controllers, pan-and-tilt units and accessories and GreenLink connectivity

  • MN Aug-18#90  TECHNICAL: ATB’s
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  • MR Jul-18#47  software and integrated CAD/CAM programs. For over 35 
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    Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) is a marine software developer of load planning software, loading instrument software and integrated CAD/CAM programs. For over 35 years ASC has continued to provide innovative software solutions that save clients valuable time and money on each project they undertake.

  • MR Jun-18#36  environmental cam-
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    minutes. The Power Dock also stores consumables Norwegian-headquartered environmental cam- Companies with Vision: and fuel for sister vessels, and allows black water to paigner Bellona also supported the project: Frederic Fjord1 AS and Flåm AS be of? oaded for treatment on land. This makes Fu- Hauge

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    2018. A lot of that is focused on he knows the shipbuilding industry in and out, the SSI EnterprisePlatform and updates to our rather than a typical CAD/CAM reseller that is MarineDrafting technology, which is the ability good at sales of technology but really not that to create 2D representative drawings