PI Marine is the first conference dedicated to increasing productivity and efficiency across the ship design, planning and manufacturing processes. Meet and network with peers from your industry, learn how leading companies are leveraging digital assets to simulate entire systems, improving delivery cycles whilst reducing waste and rework. Participate in discussions looking at the benefits and justifications for smart manufacturing initiatives such as: automated material handling, additive manufacturing, robot welding and flexible production planning.
Digital Twin is the virtual image of an asset such as a ship, maintained throughout its lifecycle and easily accessible at any time. By integrating data from multiple sources, Digital Twin provides advanced predictive analytics that yield powerful analyses, insights and diagnostics on the asset’s optimal design and performance.
Among other applications, Digital Twin is useful in the pre-commissioning of ships. The usual commissioning procedure is for the vessel to be built and then commissioned during sea trial. With the Digital Twin, it is possible to pre-commission the vessel prior to actual construction by integrating vendor data into a single consolidated virtual ship for testing.
The Digital Twin allows the testing of an integrated system in a virtual realm, compared to individual component-testing that can only be done during commissioning. This reduces costly errors and rework.
Covering the latest development tools and techniques to manage the delivery of a ship's complex system of systems, increasingly covering both hardware and software development lifecycles. Naval architects and shipyards are increasingly adopting 3D design, simulation and data management tools to manage the concept through to detailed design phases, ensuring all suppliers and stakeholders are engaged throughout. Sessions will cover the benefits of a model-based approach, product lifecycle management, systems engineering and system integration.
How can Shipyards invest in innovative technologies to improve concurrency and flexibility within the manufacturing and supply chain process? This track will cover how efficient manufacturing & resource planning and operations management tools are critical to the profit bottom-line. Smart manufacturing is more than just robot welding automation; how industrial connectivity can provide data for real-time decision making and AR/VR technologies can improve shipyard training and safety processes.
This conference is relevant to you if you have asked or are responsible for answering these questions:
What is the Digital Twin, how do we produce it and how can it provide value through the entire ship lifecycle?
How can the ship-building industry consume, integrate and benefit from the new smart manufacturing capabilities on offer?
Can we incrementally improve existing processes or is a full digital transformation required?
How can technology assist the shipbuilding industry, faced with an ageing workforce challenge?
PI Marine 2018 will take place in Hamburg - Europe's second-largest port and a major European science, research, and education hub. The city is also a major international and domestic tourist destination and home to The Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel both of which were declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO in 2015.