Continue the digital chain from engineering to construction through a transparent view of the spool fabrication process with our digital fabricator.
Technology has made every aspect of our daily lives substantially easier. Calendar notifications, reminders, news alerts, traffic forecasting- our devices can walk us through every step of every day. Advancements in tracking have even enabled us to follow the movements of our purchases. From check out, to receipt, to delivery - we are updated at every stage.
So why can't your fabrication process have the same visibility?
Fabrication is an important and often overlooked step in the complete process. With better use of the available digital information, this step can influence both the engineering as well as the construction processes. By leveraging the available digital information efficiently, opportunities are created for those companies that adopt such a strategy to achieve major efficiency gains and gain complete transparency within the process. This knowledge will not only reduce handovers since it is based on continuous usage of already existing data, it also allows for efficient project management due to newly created insight of the actual status of the project and its data.
What is digital fabrication?
In an industrial context, a digital fabricator strategy uses computer-assisted design, information management and materials management software to improve the fabrication workflow. New process, enabled by software, bridges the gap between contractors and fabricators, bringing everyone into a collaborative, up-to-date environment. This allows fabricators to quote accurately, improve schedules, make better use of materials and reduce time spent on manual data transfer.
How does a digital fabricator work?
"Digital fabrication is similar to other digital transformation efforts as it requires a fundamental shift in the way an organisation approaches people, processes and technology. It's best to start with addressing do you have the skills internally to manage new technology and are your processes ready to use new digital tools.
Once this is achieved and an integrated suite of tools is deployed, a digital fabricator will be able to drive up margin in existing operations through the reduction of waste and cost - at the same time, many other technologies, such as additive and subtractive manufacturing, and automated construction processes, can be deployed.
Finding the right technology partner is critical to guiding you through this process. And Hexagon PPM is here to help."
It's In The Numbers
Digital Fabricators can:
Cost Savings Calculator
|Tons of Plate/Pipe per year||Price of Material per Ton||Material Savings (US Dollars)|
Efficient material utilization is a huge factor in a shop’s cost structure. Our customers have reported as much as 10-14% of purchased material can be wasted during a fabrication project. Digitalizing your processes can enable you to better manage materials across projects, which can have an immediate impact on your bottom line. Plug in your own data to calculate your cost savings.
**Note that savings here are for improved nesting. Additional saving are also made due to improved remnant usage.