Developing Smart Technologies for Productivity Improvement of European Small and Medium Sized Shipyards
Do these challenges sound familiar to you?
  • Your investments in modern facilities are insufficient because of limited financial capacities and reserves
  • Single purpose automation has often a low economic feasibility because of lacking economy of scale in production
  • Your product design is less fit for production because of partly or complete outsourcing the design activities
  • The use of innovative technologies and activities in research and development has a low ability because of limited personnel resources, lacking skills of the personnel and limited access to information and cooperation networks

The SMARTYards-Network has the solution!

Welding and Assembly


  • Increase the productivity of welding processes by simplified automation
  • Availability of knowledge related to non standard welding processes
  • Low distortion welding by using statistical process models

Pre-selected ideas:

  • Simple, mobile and flexible welding equipment
  • Qualification of innovative welding processes