Digital Fabrication


A process that uses digitized information to facilitate the fabrication of construction materials or assemblies. Some uses of digital fabrication can be seen in sheet metal fabrication, structural steel fabrication, pipe cutting, prototyping for design intent reviews etc. It assists in ensuring that the downstream phase of manufacturing has minimum ambiguities and enough information to fabricate with minimal waste. An information model could also be used with suitable technologies to assemble the fabricated parts into the final assembly.

Potential Value

Resources Required

Team Competencies Required

References for Additional Information

Sample Process Map(s)

[Link to Template Process Map - Under Development]

Potential Output Information

Fabrication models

Physical fabricated elements

Source:  BIM Project Execution Planning Guide, Ver. 2.2 with minor revisions.

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