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Shipbuilding and mechanical engineering with MicroStep technology

Damen uses CNC machines with plasma rotators to build ships and components

Shipbuilding and mechanical engineering with MicroStep technology

The globally active Damen shipyard group relies on plasma cutting systems with options for bevel cutting and marking at various locations

Published 12.06.2018 | Erich Wörishofer

Company profile:

Damen Shipyards Group

Avelingen West 20
4202 MS Gorinchem
Netherlands

The globally operating Damen shipyard group began in 1927 as a family business in the Netherlands. Today, more than 6,000 ships later, the company operates more than 30 stations and branches all over the world, covering all areas from newbuilding, conversion or repair of ships to the supply of ship components and related services.

www.damen.com

Machine profile:

MG series (Netherlands)
  • Working area 18,000 x 3,000 mm
  • Plasma rotator for weld preparation up to 45° with tool
    adjustment station
  • 2D oxyfuel

 

MG series (Netherlands)
  • Working area 18,000 x 3,000 mm
  • Plasma rotator for weld preparation up to 45° with auto-calibration feature (ACTG®)
  • Inkjet marking

 

MG series (China)
  • Working area 18,000 x 3,000 mm
  • Plasma rotator for weld preparation up to 45° with auto-calibration feature (ACTG®)

 

MG series (Romania)
  • Working area 12,000 x 3,000 mm
  • Plasma rotator for weld preparation up to 45° with auto-calibration feature (ACTG®)
  • Inkjet marking

 

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam BV  
The Dutch Damen subsidiary opted for the MG series cutting system with a working area of 18,000 x 3,000 mm: The CNC machine was equipped with a plasma rotator for weld edge preparation with a fully automatic calibration unit as well as an oxyfuel torch.

 

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