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Introducing cam technologies in pavicentro housing production system

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Duarte J P

Introducing cam technologies in pavicentro housing production system

Abstract: Pavicentro is a Portuguese factory that mass produces prefabricated houses based on a concrete box system. Among the goals that directed the development of this system were concerns for quality and customized production. Nevertheless, while quality improved, the initial concern for customization soon faded into common mass production. The paper points out the opportunity provided by CAD/CAM technologies to develop a truly customized mass production process. Such a process would extend design diversity and enhance design quality, thus increasing customer satisfaction. The paper identifies areas of production with a greater potential for the introduction of CADICAM, which are related to the production of secondary elements, including precastconcrete and nonconcrete elements.

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