3D Technology News

30 Dec 2019

3D Printing for Offshore Wind Turbines Introduced

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IT service provider Accucode is partnering up with RCAM Technologies, a specialist in large-scale concrete additive manufacturing, to develop large-scale, 3D printed concrete structures supporting offshore wind turbines.The partnership with Accucode comes on the heels of a grant announcement. RCAM Technologies recently received $250,000 from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (COEDIT) through its Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program.The…

09 Jul 2016

Le Havre, First European Port in 3D & in Real Time

Port of Le Harve in 3D Photo HAROPA

Since 16 June 2016, HAROPA - Port of Le Havre, # 1 French port complex, displays itself in three dimensions through the development of its software package S-WiNG©. The occasion for the professionals and the general public to virtually plunge into the environment of the Normandy port, to go into the heart of its daily activities and draw a wealth of information from them. time from a computer, a tablet or a smartphone. Every vessel present in the harbour waters is represented according to its category (container ships…

08 Jul 2016

Port of Le Havre Further Develops Software Package S-WiNG

S-WiNG  (Photo: HAROPA)

Port of Le Havre displays itself in three dimensions through the development of its software package S-WiNG. The occasion for the professionals and the general public to virtually plunge into the environment of the Normandy port, to go into the heart of its daily activities and draw a wealth of information from them. On the port of Le Havre, vessel movements are now freely accessible and can be visualized by everyone, in 3D and in real time from a computer, a tablet or a smartphone.

28 Sep 2015

Emerging Tech of Online Education and Training

The emerging technology tool is embraced by award winning West Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Inland Logistics and Marine Institute and its students. Years ago, it was not uncommon for a deckhand on a towboat with no higher education to work his way up the ladder to become a Captain or Chief Engineer. Today as technologies are added and new U.S. Coast Guard regulations are put into place, individuals are finding that working on America’s Inland Waterways requires not only a love of the waterways, but also a commitment to continuous learning.

25 Feb 2015

ExxonMobil Encouraging Girls into Engineering

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ExxonMobil is encouraging girls to consider science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers through the '12th-annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day program' to be held at 14 ExxonMobil and XTO Energy sites nationwide over the next several months. Building on the success of ExxonMobil’s recent ‘Be An Engineer’ efforts, more than 2,000 middle-school girls across the country will take part. Participants will have the opportunity to work with ExxonMobil employees who will serve as mentors, providing students with role models and helping to sharpen their STEM skills.

04 Feb 2015

Crewsaver to Debut New Inflatable Life Vests

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Crewsaver said it will introduce its range of ErgoFit and Crewfit inflatable life vests at the 2015 Progressive Miami International Boat Show, February 12-16.   The new Crewsaver range offers comfortable, safe, stylish and affordable solutions for all types of boating and fishing activity, the manufacturer said.   Encompassing Fusion 3D technology, a Crewsaver vest will mould to the shape of the wearer’s body and sit off his or her neck to allow total freedom of movement.   The lifejackets await approval by the U.S. Coast Guard, though Crewsaver said it expects approval this summer.

05 Jun 2014

Integraph Smart 3D Selected by AMEC

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Intergraph, informs that international engineering and project management company AMEC has chosen to upgrade its investment in PDS® to Intergraph Smart 3D technology by transferring its existing PDS perpetual licenses to Smart 3D licenses. Intergraph explains that AMEC is a longtime user of its solutions and is committed to establishing global expertise in Smart 3D, Intergraph's next-generation, data-centric and rule-driven 3D design tool. AMEC will implement Smart 3D across its enterprise to capture new business and support existing projects.

20 Nov 2013

Intergraph Introduce Smart™ 3D 2014 Design Software

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Smart™ 3D 2014 is a new single solution created from the consolidation of SmartPlant® 3D, SmartMarine® 3D and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition. Smart 3D 2014 builds upon Intergraph's Smart 3D technology architecture, say Integraph, to increase quality, interoperability and productivity for clients in the plant, offshore, shipbuilding, metals, mining and bulk material handing industries to have even greater workforce flexibility. Smart 3D is the world's first and only next-generation 3D design solution specifically tailored for plant…

26 Nov 2012

GL Exchange Forum: "3D Technology in Shipbuilding and Shipping"

Dr Christian Cabos, from GL's Department of Research and Rule Develoment, gave a detailed survey of lifecycle management in shipping and the use of ship models to improve communication.

Ships and offshore units are specialist structures with high requirements for efficiency and availability throughout their entire life cycle. Many of the processes, from draft via production all the way to operation, can be supported by 3D models and computer graphics. How can the actual dimensions of a compartment be measured efficiently in case of retrofit e.g. for ballast water treatment or ILO MLC? How can the location of a structural crack be reported to onshore colleagues? How can the design of a vessel be communicated for review by owner or class?

04 May 2012

3D CAD Plant Design – Intergraph Introduces New Solution

Building on its abilities to quickly produce accurate and intelligent 3D plant models, CADWorx 2013 greatly improves the plant design and deliverables creation process for its users. For example, CADWorx Plant Professional 2013 features a powerful new pipe routing engine. The piping components operate as a single system, allowing a plant designer to move, resize and change the specification as a single line without the need to modify each component individually. Piping is intuitive – as a line is built, it understands how to fit each component to the next and automatically adjusts to match. This allows a designer to perform modifications on lines with minimal effort while ensuring that the entire line has been properly adjusted.

28 Apr 2011

Intergraph SmartMarine Technology for GL Noble Denton

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 28, 2011 – GL Noble Denton, the global independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, will standardize on Intergraph SmartMarine Enterprise, including SmartMarine 3D, to replace its existing design solution for offshore and marine assets. This move will enable the company to increase the functionality and usability of its engineering designs, as well as to improve the data consistency between the schematics and the outfitting within its projects.

17 Mar 2011

Aker Solutions Enters Into an Agreement With Intergraph

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 17, 2011 – Aker Solutions has entered into a contract with Intergraph using Intergraph’s Smart 3D technology. A multiyear contract, which includes SmartMarine® 3D, was signed in Oslo, Norway, yesterday with the first project deployment expected during the second half of 2011. “Intergraph’s Smart 3D Technology will help Aker Solutions to continuously work to improve productivity and quality through standardization and knowledge-based engineering. In order to be successful…

19 Aug 2009

Ship Simulator Professional v2.0 Introduced

Simulation developer VSTEP announces the worldwide release of their maritime training and simulation software Ship Simulator Professional v2.0 and Instructor Station at the International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability - MARSIM '09, in Panama. Aimed at maritime professionals, Ship Simulator Professional uses interactive 3D technology from the computer gaming industry to offer a high quality, professional maritime training and simulation tool. With highly realistic 3D visuals and maximum flexibility, Ship Simulator Professional software can be used in a wide range of setups, ranging from single or classroom use on standard desktop PC's to a completely integrated full mission bridge setup or a combination of all. (www.shipsimpro.com)

16 Oct 2008

Petrobras Standardizes on Intergraph 3D Technology

The world’s eighth largest oil company and a longtime Intergraph customer, Petrobras will completely adopt SmartPlant® 3D modeling and visualization, engineering and schematics, information and materials management, and project controls solutions to enable Petrobras to develop, operate and maintain its fixed offshore drilling platforms, semi-submersibles and FPSOs. Petrobras has already used Intergraph solutions for 10 FPSOs, four semisubmersible floating production platforms, one gas platform and one re-pumping platform. Sisgraph, Intergraph’s Brazil-based distribution partner, will continue to support Intergraph offshore engineering solutions for Petrobras.

21 Oct 2002

The Holland Project: Digital Mockups of Naval History

In 1932, after rusting in a public park for more than two decades, the U.S.S. Holland was cut up for scrap, a sad and ignoble end for the vessel hailed as the first modern submarine. Beyond sentiment, however, the Holland’s unseemly demise was a historical tragedy. With the ship destroyed and most of the plans used to build it scattered and lost, researchers long believed that the opportunity to study the innovative genius of the submarine and its inventor, John P. Holland, had disappeared forever. Seventy years later, however, thanks to the patient historical spadework of a devoted amateur historian and the magic of 3D digital design tools from IBM and Dassault Systemes, the Holland has come back to life in virtual reality.

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