Automated vs. manual processes

Five-panel, three-sided rigid enclosure for a 74-foot Viking

Manual

Process pattern: 6 hrs.

Cut parts and draw glass: 6 hrs.

Total: 12 hrs.

Automated

Process pattern: 1 hr.

Process parts and glass: 30 min.

Cut parts and draw glass: 1 hr.

Total: 2 hrs. 30 min.

Three-bow bimini for a 13-foot Boston Whaler

Manual

Measure: 10 min.

Build frame: 45 min.

Strap and fit: 1 hr. 30 min.

Cut top: 60 min.

Total: 3 hrs. 25 min.

Automated

Measure: 10 min.

Model and map: 20 min.

Build frame: 45 min.

Cut top: 10 min.

Total: 1 hr. 25 min.

Cockpit cover for a 60-foot Viking

Manual

Measure: 30 min.

Layout on fabric: 1 hr.

Cut: 15 min.

Total: 1 hr. 45 min.

Automated

Measure: 30 min.

Map: 10 min.

Cut: 10 min.

Total: 50 min.