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How Laser Cutting Technology Changed the Shipbuilding Industry

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 In the 1990’s, the bridge building industry began using a 3kW gantry style CO2 laser cutting machine. By 1995, laser cutting machines were used in shipyards. Eventually, 6kW CO2 laser systems were used in various shipyards across the world. Laser cutting in shipyards has a typical process flow when it comes to marking the plate, followed by cutting the hull and internal structure, and lastly the ship-block construction.

Due to the popularity of laser cutting machines, the shipbuilding industry has reduced labor costs, and most especially the time it took on both small and large projects. Of all the equipment used in shipbuilding, CO2 laser cutting machines such as laser bevel cutting machine were proven to provide higher accuracies and more reduced time and costs in post-cutting processes. Read More

CNC Laser Cutting Meeting by SNAME & Kemplon Engineering

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CNC Laser Cutting

Learn more about the future of CNC laser cutting from the experts! Colette O’ Hanlon, co-founder of Kemplon Engineering, will do a presentation about CNC Laser Cutting’s past, present and future works. SNAME, the International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals, along with Kemplon Engineering, will also host a live laser cutting.

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SNAME is an internationally recognized non-profit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 6,000 individuals throughout the world.

A little bit about our host: Colette O’ Hanlon co-founded Kemplon in 2005. Originally from the United Kingdom and now a U.S. Citizen, Collete worked as a Chief Stewardess on-board Private Yachts prior to starting her company. She ran interior departments on several large yachts for many high profile guests in Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean. She spent a total of eight years at sea before coming shore to build Kemplon into the reputable business that it is today.

Kemplon prides itself of delivering high quality products and services, hard work and dedication to their customers. Its Marine Engineering Department provides engineering and custom metal fabrication with specialization in refit and repair for customers from the commercial maritime industries. Their Industrial Engineering Department, on the other hand, boasts of a technical workforce that offers support to larger organizations as a subcontractor.

Again, the SNAME Southeast Section and Kemplon Engineering are inviting you to a discussion on CNC Laser Cutting (Past, Present and Future) plus a live laser cutting on Wednesday, February 24 from 6 to 9pm. The location of the meeting is at:

Kemplon Engineering
220 S.W. 27th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

 The cost for the event is as follows:

SNAME Members: $15
SNAME Students: $10
Non-Members and Guests: $20

SNAME members, students, and other interested parties do not need to bring anything on this meeting. Your presence and participation alone are very much appreciated.

Walk-in options are available. Please RSVP to Julie Valenzuela at You may also contact her for your questions at (954) 610-9128.

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See you there!