LASER WELDING IN SHIP CONSTRUCTION

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Authors
  1. Bird, J.
  2. Furio, A.
Corporate Authors
Ministry of Defence, Bristol (England);Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
The need to remain competitive in an ever increasingly competitive market is of paramount importance in the shipbuilding industry where far eastern fabricators, with significantly lower labour costs compared with those in Europe, compete aggressively. It has been stated that structural rework accounts for anything up to 25% of basic man hour fabrication costs as a rsult of misalignment and distortion resulting from welding and other fabrication related problems. Consequently anything that can be done to save some or all of the 25% of the currently expended rework man hours will go a long way to allowing European shipyards to remain competitive in the world market.
Report Number
DREA-SR-97-002-PAP-19 — CONTAINED IN 98-00986
Date of publication
01 Oct 1997
Number of Pages
20
DSTKIM No
98-01005
CANDIS No
507222
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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