3d od?

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Coming to a One Design fleet near you?

In a new advancement in the use of technology in the design and certification of vessels, construction is beginning for the first commercial U.S. vessel designed, built, and verified using an end-to-end 3D design process. According to the partners in the project, a purely 3D process reduces costs and time investment, while streamlining interaction between all stakeholders throughout the design, verification, and construction phases, without compromising safety.

“This landmark achievement sets the bar for future projects both in the U.S. and internationally,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO. “Together with our partners, we have realized a long-held dream of the industry to leave behind 2D paper plans and move to the next generation of vessel production. ABS is proud to help unlock this capability and to be genuinely leading the industry in this area, once again delivering the advantages of digital classification today.” Read on.