FabStation

The Future of Steel Fabrication

Introducing our flagship product, FabStation : a groundbreaking augmented reality software designed to revolutionize steel fabrication. Our cutting-edge technology brings 3D models onto the shop floor, enabling unparalleled visualization and enhanced quality control.

Hololens 2

Our proprietary Mixed Reality technology will optimize your training, comprehension and inspection capabilities.
  • Hololens 2's mixed reality 3D model overlay acts like a visual template.
  • Accurate to within 1/16 or 1.5 mm when properly calibrated.
  • Increase accuracy and decrease checking time with visual inspection.
  • Train your apprentice steel fabricators faster with accelerated drawing comprehension.
  • Companion mode lets you control the Hololens from a paired tablet.

Tablet App

Built to fit into your regular workflow and offers a toolset that will speed up your production cycle.
  • Pre-fab walk-through helps you understand your build faster, leading to increased efficiency.
  • Complete steel fabrication data at your fingertips. Digital part and assembly drawings, 3D viewer within a project context.
  • Intuitive design with machine like buttons and ease of use makes the app vital for the shop floor.
  • Production reporting and tracking built into the workflow enables real-time tracking without sacrificing efficiency.

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FAQ

How much training is required?

Our adoption process takes less than 2 hours in total. Online training with your own Customer Success Manager is provided as part of your subscription. The 20-minute bite sized guides and videos are scheduled for your users over the first 15 days by which time they’ll be an expert.

What is the QR code for ?

The aluminum QR code, placed with a specific orientation, acts as a tool to bring in your 3D model. The QR code brings in the model to 85% accuracy and the remaining 15% can be aligned using the tablet controls.
The same QR code is used on every assembly. The user can select which 3D model they wish to overlay on the tablet.

How long does it take to align the augmented reality 3D model ?

A simple assembly will take less than 2 minutes to align and 1-2 minutes to complete your quality control inspection.

A complex assembly will take less than 4 minutes to align and 2-3 minutes to complete your quality control inspection.

Using traditional methods, a complex project can take an inspector 15 minutes to over an hour to inspect. Reducing this to a maximum of 7 minutes is a huge time save whilst eliminating drawing interpretation errors.

What are the playing cards for ?

Legend has it that the FabStation team were amidst a poker game when realizing that the HoloLens accuracy saw a bump in accuracy.

In reality, the playing cards were used as spatial anchors during product testing and the video you’ve seen is a little outdated. Nowadays, we supply our customers with unique feature magnets that helps the HoloLens differentiate between the grey steel and the grey shop floor and act as spatial anchors to boost accuracy.

Which Tekla, SDS2 or Advanced Steel file types are required ?

We require KSS, PDF and IFC files. Through our partnerships and plugins, these files can be exported by your detailers in seconds and imported into our web portal using a simple drag and drop.

How does the pricing work?

FabStation is subscription-based software. We price per device with unlimited access to the web-portal. The system is customizable and there is no minimum or maximum number of devices that can be deployed.

We simply provide the software. The hardware can be purchased directly with Apple or Microsoft.

What detailing software do we need ?

FabStation is compatible with Tekla, SDS2 and Advanced Steel.

FabStation is compatible with SolidWorks, Inventor and Revit files too.

How accurate is the HoloLens?

FabStation proudly boasts an accuracy of 1/16” over 30 feet / 1.5mm over 10m.

Take Your Steel Fabrication Processes To New Heights With Fabstation. Start Your Augmented Reality Journey Now!