The Hull Block Construction Method (HBCM) of Shipbuilding
The hull block construction method (HBCM) is a system of shipbuilding wherein parts and subassemblies are manufactured in separate blocks. Once work is completed on these blocks, they are moved to the main hull for installation. The steps of the HBCM process can be generally summed up in the following order:
- Part fabrication
- Part assembly
- Sub-block/semi-block assembly
- Block assembly
- Grand-block joining
- Hull erection
The Importance of Fabrication
Though a finished ship can be gargantuan in size, its base parts, made in the steps above, need to be fabricated with the utmost precision. That’s why it’s so important for shipbuilding companies to have reliable CNC plasma cutting technology at their disposal. Ensuring absolute perfection of every fabricated part is essential to the success of the ship.
A Robotic Plasma Cutting System That Is Making Waves in the Industry
BeamCut is advanced structural steel fabrication technology that is helping shipbuilders make a name for themselves in a crowded, yet lucrative, industry. With a six-axis FANUC robotic arm, powerful Hypertherm XPR300 plasma, and user-friendly CNC software, BeamCut can help improve the quality of your work and reduce your production time by up to 80%, providing substantial ROI and giving you an edge over your competitors.
A Company That Cares
At BeamCut Systems, our goal is to help your shipbuilding company succeed. That’s why we offer turnkey installation and onsite training anywhere your facility is located in the U.S., as well as a three-year warranty and free internet and phone support for life.
To learn more about how BeamCut is making waves in the shipbuilding industry, contact us today.