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Focus on operational excellence in shipbuilding

Single-digit profit margins, shorter delivery timeframes, and general industry pressures, means shipbuilders need to do more in less time, while still keeping yards safe, avoiding costly hazards and inefficiencies.



Learn how to minimize risks such as tripping hazards, secondary grinding, and combustible gases to keep your crew healthy and productive, while increasing profitability.


Secondary operations

Learn how you can minimize the need for secondary grinding and finishing operations after cutting to reduce risk and make the most of your time and your workforce.


Workpiece distortion

Learn how to avoid heat-induced warping or buckling, as well as making necessary corrections faster, safer, and easier to maximize operational value.


Material handling

Learn how you can eliminate bottlenecks and reduce the cost of material handling processes in both lost time and safety risks.


Skilled labor

Learn how you can get ahead of the skilled labor shortage by shrinking the learning curve for newer employees.


Add value to your operation

Through observation and collaboration with shipyards around the globe, our recommendations and findings point to marked improvements in employee health and safety, as well as streamlining manufacturing, increasing productivity, and reducing operating costs.

Addressing the pain points present in shipbuilding operations can add measurable value to the most common shipbuilding applications. By choosing plasma, you can mitigate expenses incurred by labor costs, waste, time, and safety risks.

Optimize the most common applications:

  • Skeleton removal
  • Beveling
  • Temporary attachments
  • General cutting

  Calculate your savings when adding plasma to your operation


Application [3]

Skeleton removal








Temporary attachments




General cutting








[1] Include all employees in office, engineering, production, etc. and contractors in the shipyard
[2] Average wages of welders, operators, assemblers, etc., production employees
[3] Calculations are based on 12 mm (1/2") mild steel thickness and standard industry data
* These savings are projected based upon prior observations. Actual results will vary.


Download our shipbuilding industry report

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of the most common challenges facing today’s shipbuilding industry, complete with insights into processes, technology, and market climate that can help to make your operation safer, faster, and more profitable.


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