key factors to make shipbuilding more efficient

key factors to make shipbuilding more efficient

Factor 1: Using 3D CAD and drawing review  3D CAD design can take away lots of obstructions in the production phase: “In my experience 3-D modeling led to vast improvements in production efficiency.” A detailed drawing review with all external stakeholders (ship owner, but also classification and regulation authorities) can also prevent lots of rework….

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US Manufacturing Steps Up in January

According to a story published by Bloomberg, the output of manufacturing in America increased in January by the most since last July. The boost indicates a stabilizing manufacturing industry to kick off the new year. Factories saw an advance of 0.5 percent in January, after a 0.2 percent drop-off in December. Factories account for three-quarters…

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New Products for the New Year

New Products for the New Year

A new year is upon us, and with it come new innovations and products. Here’s a look at some of the more intriguing new offerings for 2016: • Smart gadgets for a connected home are popping up all over the place, and within this exploding market is the Delta Leak Detector. Basically, it’s a smart…

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What is Just-in-Time Manufacturing?

What is Just-in-Time Manufacturing?

In the 1960s and 1970s, companies in Japan, most notably Toyota, began toying with a new manufacturing technique—and a new philosophy on managing things—called just-in-time manufacturing, or JIT. The idea behind JIT, sometimes referred to as lean manufacturing, is that you produce and have only what you need, instead of stocking up on bulk inventory….

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Looking Ahead in the World of Manufacturing Technology

Looking Ahead in the World of Manufacturing Technology

A report published earlier this year by Plex Systems provides some interesting insights into the world of manufacturing technology and where the industry is headed. Among the findings: • Of the manufacturers interviewed in the study, 4 out of 10 see a direct link between cloud technologies and how they will be able to innovate…

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