3D laser scanning offers marine engineers a way to ensure their vessels are built and modified correctly and safely, saving them time and money. 3D laser scan data are the most advanced tool available to help ship owners and operators leverage their investments to aid life-cycle management efforts.

Applications of the 3D laser scanning technology in both the construction/reconstruction processes in marine environments:

  • Manage and organise high-density 3D laser scan data;
  • Inspections;
  • Reverse engineering
  • Integration of the point clouds with CAD environments and space/facility/maintenance management systems;
  • Develop highly accurate as-built documentations;
    • To compare as-built reality with design data at every stage of the construction;
    • To obtain measurements in the virtual reality of the 3D scans;
    • To create precise 3D digital models of complex components such as hulls, entire seagoing vessels, shipyards, engine rooms, ships’ systems, and other big structures and locations, both inside and outside;
    • To aid interior designers and naval architects in order to insure the quality of interior construction, as well as for design, simulation, and inspection purposes;
    • To enable remote construction of systems possible by multiple component manufacturers;
    • To restore or model vintage or damaged boats with free-form, complex shape of the hulls that is difficult if not impossible to recreate by any other method because of the irregular geometry and small details;

Advantages of the 3D laser scanning in marine industry:

  • easy
  • quickly
  • accurate
  • photo realistic
  • complete
  • contact free
  • light independent
  • reproducible
  • cost saving
  • can be performed during the production