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Shipyard uses laser-GMAW hybrid welding to achieve one-sided welding

November 20, 2003 | By Ralf Moeller, Stan Koczera

The Jos. L. Meyer GmbH shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, built its first wooden sailing ship in 1795. Today the six-generation, family-owned shipbuilding company designs and builds large metal cruise liners, gas tankers, and ferryboats. These floating behemoths can be as large as 162.5 by 975 feet (50 by 300 meters), and 162.5 ft. (50 m) high.

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