Research has been conductued to explore the feasibility of applying new and emerging technologies to the shipbuilding industry. The goal of this paper is to assess whether problems in design, construction and operation of a vessel can be addressed with the adoption of existing technologies. The results involve applications and effeciencies afforded by new 3D scanning hardware and software for fast as-built modelling, improvements in 3D model review, communication with virtual reality and mixed reality, and the field of additive manufacturing and 3D printing to aid in rapid prototyping.

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