The typical approach when performing ship checks is to bring designers and/or engineers on board where using tape measures, they record measurements of the existing systems and spaces. These measurements are then used in developing scope and construction documents. The use of 3D laser scanning services in the shipbuilding industry is a technology that helps shipyards deliver projects faster, more efficiently and with less risk. Most 3D laser scanning services specialize in fast and accurate capture of current conditions, using the latest proven technologies in laser scanning and precision elevation, to achieve best practices for the repair of ships and new construction. Let’s see how 3D laser scanning services can help shipping industries ‘sail ahead’:-
Ideal for Ship Designing and Building
3D laser scanning services is an ideal choice for design and drafting services in the maritime, offshore, construction and shipping industries. When it comes to shipping industries, every scan measures millions of discrete points and each point allocates its precise position in space. From Site Surveys, Damage Investigation to the Conversion Plans, Conceptual Designs and Detailed Engineering, 3D laser scanning services can help identify problems at a very early stage in the building process. When utilised in the designing process in shipping industries, 3D laser scanning services can help create a better collaborative network between designers, engineers, construction workers and all concerned parties by having all design and structure related concerns ready for any concerned party via a 3D rendition model.
Reduction of manual intervention
As 3D laser scanning services can help scan the ships externally and give the exact shapes and dimensions of the internal structures, manually dismantling the object in case of any structural failure can be avoided. This reduces the errors caused due to manual intervention by a large extent. Using 3D laser scanning services in shipping industries vs carrying out manual measurements also gives a very high level of precision. The 3D laser scanners measure every space accurately so every angle is precisely calculated with very little room for errors. The use of laser scanning in shipbuilding is a technology that helps shipyards deliver projects faster, more efficiently and with less risk.
Better planning with digital models saves time and effort
Costs, time and effort are drastically reduced through fast and accurate measurements as well as efficient planning and modeling with digital models. Repairs and modifications will become superfluous in shipping industries because of accurately fitting parts. Due to numerous possibilities in planning with digital models, outstanding performances and profitable solutions within the production process are achieved. Furthermore, 3D laser scanning services offer new opportunities for reverse engineering, automated assembly and final inspections. New standards are being set in the world of quality assurance in aircraft construction.
Vision systems are commonly used in shipping and distribution centers to track and sort packages. 3D scanning is also used before and after shipping to certify product integrity during transport. 3D scanning services used in packaging as a reliable means of increasing packing density and is also used to quickly create casing and support structures.
The old school approach when performing ship checks was to bring designers and/or engineers on board where, using tape measures, they record measurements of the existing systems and spaces but a better approach involves scanning ship spaces with a 3D laser scanner to create a very detailed and accurate 3D point cloud model. Today’s high speed laser scanners are quite suitable for this purpose as they can take tens of millions of measurements in just a few minutes.
At Shiva Engineering, we offer all kinds of 3D laser scanning services that could boost your shipping industry. From building a project to ensuring proper management and smooth operation of already functional ones, contact us today for a free consultation.