Header shipbuilding

The Shipbuilding industry was one of the first to discover laserscanning. They have to deal with the toughest 3D problems. A lot of their parts are unique and might even be manufactured on the other side of the world.

The newest generation of laserscanners are especially suited for this kind of work. They have high accuracy and deliver great detail. By converting the scandata into splines, NURBS surfaces or solids the connection with shipbuilding software is made.

Scanning is used a lot for measuring hull’s or body’s to facilitate engineering, mostly for revamping projects or damage assessments.

Example Projects:

White Water Canoe Slalom Racing

Whitewater slalom is a competitive sport where the aim is to navigate a kayak through a course of hanging gates on river rapids in the fastest time possible.

The dutch champion, Robert Bouten, had two very special canoes: one perfect for speeding and one for turning. He was willing to combine both shapes into a unique volume. The first two meters of each canoe was scanned and modeled to investigate the design of the PERFECT canoe!

Revamp project

Engineers required detailed floor plans and cross-sections of the whole engine room of a ship to measure the free space available in order to place new machinery and pipelines.

Scanning the engine room provided exact data for the designers and, at the same time, widened the range of options for the project.

Everything inside the room was modeled to the millimeter. Clashes of the new elements with the existing objects could now be checked. A virtual tour through the engine room was possible and the new design could be placed next to the original model to view the end result of the design.