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ShipWeldFlow - Digital Twins for robotic unit welding analysis and optimization in ship production (2020-2024)

In ShipWeldFlow, we develop novel digital analysis and optimization tools to support the workflow of robotic welding in shipbuilding operations. We use Digital Twins to address the needs of two companies, Odense Maritime Technology and Inrotech, by joint development of the required digital tools to innovate the central workflow in modern steel ship production. Based on the Digital Twins, we aim for tackling the essential questions of how shipyard investments in robotic welding solutions can increase efficiency and reduce costs of producing a given ship design, how ship redesigns can lead to material and waste reduction, and how robotic welding solutions can be improved to yield better welding performance for customer-specific ship designs.

ShipWeldFlow is a Grand Solution funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and coordinated by SDU Robotics.

Read more: Back to where it all began: Digital twins in ship production

Professor Christian Schlette

Project partners:

  • University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Odense Maritime Technology A/S, Denmark
  • Inrotech A/S, Denmark.

SDU Robotics University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230

Last Updated 25.05.2023