Shipbuilding is the construction of ships and other floating vessels that takes place in a shipyard. It is one of the largest, complex, and competitive industries in the world having a great impact on the world’s social and economic standing. It is a growing and competitive industry which relies on innovative and precision cutting technology. Messer Cutting Systems supplies shipbuilding customers with precision cutting technology such as laser, oxyfuel, and plasma cutting systems that are crucial to advancing the shipbuilding industry.
Building some of the largest, most complex industrial products can take roughly three months to complete. To make the shipbuilding process more efficient, components of the ship are built at a secondary location. These pieces are cut, welded, and assembled onto frame of the ship once it is complete. Messers' CNC machines are used to cut the frame, body, and interior of the ship.
Ships need to be held to strict and rigorous safety codes. Ships are thoroughly inspected and cleared during the building process to ensure maximum safety and must pass certification before it can set sail. Ships are built to last, and most ships have a lifespan of up to 30 years thanks to the quality craftsmanship of the shipbuilding process.