Using information from a model to fabricate of construction materials, assemblies or modules. Examples include sheet metal / pipe fabrication, structural steel fabrication, wall panel fabrication, and wall assembly fabrication.
- Improved product quality through machine fabrication
- Increased fabrication productivity and safety
- Reduce lead time
- Reduce the impact of late changes in design
- Increased labor productivity and safety
- Design Authoring Software
- Machine-readable data for fabrication
- Fabrication methods
Team Competencies Required:
- Ability to understand and create fabrication models
- Ability to manipulate, navigate, and review a 3D model
- Ability to extract digital information for fabrication from 3D models
- Ability to manufacture building components using digital information
- Ability to understand typical fabrication methods
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- Sass, L. (2005). “A production system for design and construction with digital fabrication.” MIT.
- Seely, J. C. (2004). “Digital Fabrication in the Architectural Design Process.” Master Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.