Feasibility of On-Demand Manufacturing in Shipbuilding

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Benjamin Leaman

Adviser(s): Professor Jaye Falls and Professor Ahmed Ibrahim

Poster #69

Current vessel construction in the shipbuilding industry requires a large force with components of highly skilled labor, along with greatly specialized equipment. Utilizing the current and near future technologies in the fields of on-demand manufacturing, this research intends to determine the feasibility of using such techniques and technologies in order to provide lower costs, faster production times, and more optimized vessel structures.

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