An essential part of the objective of this system is to automate as much of the process as possible so that work can happen 24 hours a day (where required). At the same time the precision you get from automation equipment such as CNC routers is perfect for what we are trying to achieve.
We are currently in negotiation with a company to purchase a 12m long x 4.5m wide 5 Axis CNC machine.
5 Axis means that the cutting head can maneuver into many angles meaning it can shape and cut all sorts of objects. This allows us to do stairs, roman decorative moldings, etc etc.
So the aim is to design all the houses / projects using BIM design software going to very small detail such as power points, switches, pipe penetrations, etc. From there this will be exported to another program that then produces G-Code to drive these CNC machines to extremely accurately shape and cut our wall / ceiling / floor panels to exactly what we need them to be. Cutting will include:
Door / Window openings
So in one automated process taking around 30mins, we have eliminated error and time spent by electricians, plumbers, carpenters. Less air gaps, and precision finish.
As work increases, simply add more CNC machines.
The real value is seen doing our roofing system - I will write a separate blog about this shortly.