The high resolution 3D Laser Scanning technology, applied to the shipping industry, allows the production of a 3D model in the form of a point cloud with high metric quality of any vessel, regardless the size, class or classification: military, cargo, tug, passenger transport, fishing, recreation or any other activity.
Our Laser Scanning equipment (fixed or mobile) allows the capture of millions of points (up to 2 million points per second), in an extremely short space of time, allowing businessman to reduce the downtime of vessels in shipyards, beyond what is strictly necessary for maintenance, inspections or repairs, drastically reducing the associated costs.
These point clouds allow bringing reality to specific CAD design or naval modeling software,
allowing architects or naval engineers to vectorize or model any of the elements or parts that make up the vessel, with a view to modernization, change of use, repair, security or insurance inspections, measurements of restoration/painting areas, as well as the creation of 2D drawings (plans, sections and elevations), 3D modeling, for integration in management and maintenance tools, among others.
With this innovative technology of massive acquisition of reality, with high metric quality in three-dimensional space, it will be possible for technical teams to verify, analyze, measure and extract millimeter information in a 2D or 3D CAD environment.
The need to accurately establish the existing location of equipment and systems onboard ships prior to a retrofit project has lead to an increasing use of 3D laser scanning. This technology brings benefits as it increases the accuracy of the retrofit design and associated production information and it shortens the time needed for the onboard survey.
Design & Retrofit – The Way Forward
Although it is possible to continue using the “brute force” methods of the past, 3D Laser Scanning has emerged as a valuable and accessible technology that will continue to make measurable strides in the shipyard industry, and beyond. But, if you’ve got all the time and money in the world, and you don’t like to think too much, then continue on as before.
Our company collaborates with naval companies and field specialists and offers high quality services for shipping companies in all European ports (Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, ...), Spanish ports (Valencia, Algeciras, Barcelona, Las Palmas, Bilbao, Santander, Tarragona, El Ferrol, Cartagena, Avilés ...) and North Africa.