Sectors  //  Boat Building

From prototyping to series production –
the 3D machining dimensions of our CNC machining centres break all records in boat building

Cast off, ship ahoy! Ship building is teamwork combined with state-of-the-art technology. It’s all about absolute precision. But boats are not just made out of wood; nowadays they are manufactured from a wide range of different materials. These include aluminium, plastics and composites. Boat builders create oversized models before they enter series production. Models and prototypes are also constructed for test series to promote research or test newly developed boats.

Our CNC milling centres can also machine workpieces on a large scale, i.e. with large 3D machining dimensions, in just one process, which means they far exceed the market standard – so we are definitely the right place to come if you want to perform the milling process in boat building!

Model making and prototyping with a length of over 14 m in ship building – we can do this!

Our specialists at HG GRIMME SysTech develop the perfect technology in the right size to cater for the specific requirements in boat building and model making for you and your team. For example, our bridge concept from the group of CNC milling centre products can be used to trim or mill or carve out oversized parts or a complete model of a boat. And this is done with the absolute precision of a high-performance milling spindle and the huge rates of acceleration of the axes. We have extensive experience of working with CNC machining centres with footprints of more than 16.0 x 5.0 x 4.0 metres and the corresponding cube dimensions of models in boat building.

CNC machining centres in boat building –
choice of over 300 options

HG GRIMME SysTech offers different option packages for milling centres with well over 300 different versions. We incorporate these options into the respective CNC machining centre, customised to suit every boat building customer – or we simply develop new features to suit your needs. Our engineers have many years of experience in this field and will work with you in partnership to provide solutions to create your design of boat. We immediately assign you a point of contact with whom you can design your CNC machine and who will suggest suitable options to you.

Our CNC machining centre G-S-F/M is guaranteed to deliver productive solutions for any milling process. It is flexible and has a modular structure. For example, a tool changer that can be expanded to incorporate 48 tools has been designed for the CNC machine. The translucent, large retractable roof, which moves with the machine throughout the milling process, was developed for a working environment that needs to be protected from milling dust.

Not always made of wood –
the variable uses of our CNC machines in ship building

When materials such as CFRP, GFRP, PUR, Ureol or aluminium are processed to make boats and ships, there is no need for further machining of the milled edges on our machines – just like when milling wood. We adapt all components to the material, which allows us to achieve maximum machining quality. Our CNC milling machines are designed for dry machining or work with a minimal amount of lubrication for materials such as aluminium.

1.7 kilometre cable –
a tidy job in our CNC machines

Delivering a CNC machining centre on a large scale requires lots of skilled people. Every single employee is a specialist who pays great attention to detail. Our team at HG GRIMME SysTech works meticulously to construct every single CNC machine. Once they are finished, the milling machines, which can weigh up to 50 tonnes and have many thousands of individual parts and kilometres of cables, deliver a repeat accuracy of up to +/- 0.025 mm. Our team gives its all to make sure you can take to the water in your boat with confidence.

Individual requests?

Do you have specific requirements and require a CNC machining centre that is specifically tailored to meet your demands? Then please contact us directly – we will be happy to advise you!