Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cutting Steel


Here are some photos from Far West Steel that show our steel order being cut with a computer controlled plasma cutter, then banded and packed for delivery. Every piece of steel that goes into the building of the hull has been modeled and lofted on a computer. The automated plasma cutter takes that data and uses it to cut out all the parts with great precision, including all the hull and deck plating. This saves a tremendous amount of work at the build site. -PB


  1. Just curious about costs. What does a steel order like that run? Cool boat, I was able to tour a DD on the East Coast a year ago.

  2. Peter,

    Hello. Can you tell me who you used to do the modeling and lofting on the computer?