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BIM Uses

Digital Fabrication

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A process that utilizes machine technology to prefabricate objects directly from a 3D Model. The 3D Model is cut into appropriate sections and is fed into an assembly system for production.

Potential Value:

  • Automate building component fabrication
  • Minimize tolerances through machine fabrication
  • Maximize fabrication productivity

Resources Required:

  • 3D Model manipulation
  • Fabrication methods

 Team Competencies Required:

  • Ability to manipulate, navigate, and review a 3D model
  • Ability to manufacture building components using digital information
  • Ability to understand typical fabrication methods

Selected Resources:


Penn State