Application of AR Technologies to Sheet Metal Forming in Shipbuilding

  • Kohei Matsuo
  • Uwe Rothenburg
  • Rainer Stark
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)


This paper describes the application of AR (Augmented Reality) technologies to shipbuilding. General overview about AR technologies is introduced at first, and its potential of utilization especially given in shipbuilding is discussed in this section. The paper introduces actual development of an AR system which is applied to sheet metal forming works in shipyards. Workers can get quantitative information about the geometry of the curved plate or the work procedure intuitively by looking the plate through a tablet PC to which this AR system is installed. The paper also covers technical problems and solutions to put this AR system into practical use in a shipyard. Finally, the paper introduces some possible applications of AR technologies for an entire shipbuilding process.


augmented reality shipbuilding sheet metal forming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Structure Engineering DepartmentNational Maritime Research InstituteMitakaJapan
  2. 2.Division of Virtual Production CreationFraunhofer IPK BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Chair of Industrial Information TechnologyTU BerlinBerlinGermany

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