Digital Fabrication

Digital fabrication puts the power of making in the hands of the design profession by closing the gap between digital technologies and the physical construction process. We work with your team to develop design-to-fabrication workflows to enable a faster construction process, minimise resources, and use material-specific design solutions.

Digital Fabrication

Some designs are so intricate or complicated that conventional BIM models aren't sufficient. Through the use of advanced parametric modelling and automated workflows, Parametric Monkey can provide file-to-factory documentation for digital fabrication.

Robotic Fabrication

Parametric Monkey can work with your subcontractor and fabricator to generate custom code directly from the digital fabrication model so that your CNC machine or robot can manufacture each element.

3D printing

3D printed models are especially useful in analysing and communicating design intent. Parametric Monkey can prepare your digital model for rapid prototyping to enable quick and iterative design reviews.

  • Digital fabrication

  • Digital fabrication

  • Digital fabrication

  • Robotic fabrication

  • 3D printing

From Our Blog...

Unintended consequences: Why a LOD400 model is not always desirable

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has brought about significant improvement to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. As this article will explore, however, is that the enforcement of specific BIM deliverables can be counterproductive and result in worse project outcomes. Specifically, the article unpacks the requirement of a fabrication-level model, known as ‘LOD400’. When challenging the fitness-for-purpose of BIM, some readers may be inclined to jump to the conclusion that if you are challenging BIM, you must be advocating CAD. This assumption is misguided. For those that know the work of Parametric… Read More

UTS Central: A case study in digital fabrication

This case study will present the UTS Central project as an exemplar of how an architect’s design intent can be maintained through the use of material-specific design solutions, parametric modelling and digital fabrication. The project is a striking 17-storey, glass-encased building which forms the final project of the University of Sydney’s (UTS) City Campus Master Plan. Parametrically derived via a set of rules, the sun shading system regulates solar access into the library’s reading room and is manufactured primarily from folded aluminium components. Each of 108 unique bays consists of a louvre, 64 of… Read More

ROB|ARCH 2016

The ROB|ARCH2016 conference brings together world-leading researchers at the forefront of new robotic technologies and applications. This year’s conference was held in the iconic, industrial Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay in Sydney from 15th –19th March. Hosted by The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning from The University of Sydney, and in partnership with RMIT, Monash University, Bond University, UNSW, and UTS, the event comprised of a 3-day workshop and a 2-day conference. As a major sponsor of the event, BVN contributed by fabricating the conference bags. These were custom printed using a KUKA… Read More