Shipbuilding Using 3D Modeling Without Rocking the Boat

Modernization is important for any industry. Shipbuilding is no exception. The way we build ships continues to evolve, becoming more and more digital. Moving towards a fully 3D product model brings significant changes that are best undertaken in incremental stages, affording an opportunity to glide steadily forward without rocking the boat too much (pun intended).

Dennis Jarabak has been involved with a digital shipbuilding project to explore and evaluate a number of discrete processes for the advancement of the shipbuilding enterprise. He will share information and outcomes of the project at the 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress (3D CIC) in Washington, DC on October 29, 2015.

3D CIC Registration and Agenda Info: http://www.cimdata.com/en/education/plm-conferences/2015-plmrm-ad-cic/2015-plmrm-ad-cic-agenda

Presentation Title: Exploring the Advantages of the 3D Product Model to Build Ships

Topics: Newport News Shipyard

  • Digital shipbuilding project overview
  • Technology advancement advantages

Abstract:

A fully digital shipbuilding environment offers many efficiency and cost saving benefits to the shipbuilder, but also introduces significant changes to the way we do business. A research project that explores and evaluates a number of discrete shipbuilding enterprise processes was undertaken. This presentation will offer an overview of the digital shipbuilding project, which, upon successful completion, will increase industry understanding of the needs of participants in the shipbuilding enterprise in order to take advantage of available technology design and management tools.

Dennis Jarabak has over 31 years of systems, industrial, and project management experience in engineering and manufacturing at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Dennis Jarabak has over 31 years of systems, industrial, and project management experience in engineering and manufacturing at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Bio:

Dennis Jarabak has over 31 years of systems, industrial, and project management experience in engineering and manufacturing at Newport News Shipbuilding. In his current position of Information Systems Project Manager, he serves as the Digital Shipbuilding NSRP Project Manager and Risk and Opportunities Manager with responsibility for program risk analysis and technical evaluation as part of the PLM software implementation project on the Ford Class Carrier program.

Within engineering Mr. Jarabak has led or has been a team member on projects linking engineering, manufacturing and information technology processes, including lead for requirements development for the NSRP Product Model Weld management project, and project manager for CATIA 3D design software enhancements for engineering and waterfront processes.

Mr. Jarabak holds a Masters in Engineering Management from George Washington University, Washington, DC, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

He is certified in Lean Techniques and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

More about 3D CIC:

The 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress will focus on topics by real users of MBD or MBE with the theme of “Enabling the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE).” To learn more, click here.

John F. Kennedy (CVN79) Photo by Chris Oxley

John F. Kennedy (CVN79) Photo by Chris Oxley

 

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