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3D-powered efficiency – how VARD delivered a ship design in just 10 weeks

Teams at VARD Design & Engineering were faced with a major challenge: could they slash the typical structural design time by a third, and go from contract signing to class package in 10 weeks? Equipped with NAPA’s 3D based tools, they rose to the occasion by working smartly, creatively, and collaboratively. Here’s how they achieved […]

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KYMA: using 3D models to power yacht design innovation

The world of yacht design is one of constant innovation. Evolving customer demands are continuously prompting naval architects and structural engineers to push the boundaries of creativity, while ensuring safety and a smooth, efficient design process. Here’s how, using NAPA tools, KYMA is harnessing the latest advances in 3D ship design to turn this challenge […]

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NAPA Webinar: Achieve better designs quicker with NAPA FEM

The recording of the webinar is now available for viewing! In this free 45-minute webinar, our experts Krisfoffer Brink and Myeong-Jo Son discussed how automatically generated NAPA Finite Element (FE) models can help to identify the critical locations with alarming stress levels, already in the early design phases, speeding up the design process and leading […]

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The devil is in the details – why early FE analysis is essential?

Ships are large structures with a tremendous number of details that often aren’t given enough attention to in the early design stages, which can grow into major issues later on. Introducing the feedback of finite element (FE) analysis earlier in the design journey can help to pinpoint these problems, and zoom in on the right […]

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NAPA Steel increases design flexibility for Fosen Design and Solutions

By integrating NAPA software into its initial design phase, Fosen Design and Solutions, could easily take its models from 2D to 3D, laying the foundations for incomparable agility, fewer errors and a smoother overall design process. Background From new buildings to conversions and refurbishments, Fosen Design and Solutions provides fully optimized products across a range […]

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NAPA brings unrivaled efficiency to novel ice-class vessel design process at Aker Arctic

Aker Arctic uses NAPA FE meshing and NAPA Steel software to save time, increase flexibility and design capability on ice-class vessels concepts Background Aker Arctic is a leading Finnish engineering company specializing in developing the designs and related solutions for ice-breaking vessels operating in some of the world’s toughest conditions. Aker Arctic has used NAPA […]

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