Digital Shipbuilding (2015-409)
- Newport News Shipbuilding
- General Dynamics Electric Boat
- Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software (SPLMS)
December 2014 - September 2017
NSRP ASE Investment: $2.5M
Industry Investment: $3.3M
Improve and integrate current 3D shipbuilding data environment activities with new processes and tool functionality to include: defining discrete views for Design, Planning, Manufacturing and Assembly data in the 3D shipbuilding data environment; defining data privileges by stakeholder roles; identifying PMI requirements and data flow between the shipbuilding data environment and deck plate, including a consistent format for the delivery of digital work instructions; and establishing an information data architecture to support digital shipbuilding.
The goal of this project was to explore and evaluate a number of discreet shipbuilding enterprise processes that are fundamental to and exist in foundational support of much of the detailed work required in ship design and construction. The NSRP Digital Shipbuilding Pilot established a common shipbuilding industry framework and non-customized, out of the box (OOTB) configured software solution for the design, plan, and manufacture of a ship product. A fully digital Shipbuilding environment offers many efficiency and cost saving benefits to the shipbuilder, but also introduces significant change to the way we do business. This paradigm change creates a production user acceptance risk, which must be mitigated during the transition from a paper based to an electronically based digital environment. A major component in the transition from a paper-based environment to a digital environment is the elimination of the long-standing 2D drawing used as the design disclosure configuration management based standard. The project also evaluated the impact of drawing elimination on work instructions and the shop floor craftsmen.
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Point of Contact:
Mark Debbink, Newport News Shipbuilding