ACP Sheet Metal specializes in the design, fabrication, and installation of duct in commercial and industrial buildings as well specialized fabrication. This includes the design and fabrication of duct components for very large public safety centers, hospitals, universities, sports and performance centers, and more.
CHALLENGEACP Sheet Metal was looking to advance the speed and accuracy of its cutting machines and to improve interoperability between design and manufacturing tools.
OUR APPROACHACP integrated solutions that all work together to provide detailed models, estimating and the ability to download drawings directly to the equipment.
SOLUTIONACP Sheet Metal implemented a complete solution including a 20-foot Plasma Coil Feed machine and Vulcan Plus Plasma Cutting System and a Vulcan Waterjet Jet Insulation cutting system. It is also using Trimble’s CAM FabShop, DuctDesigner 3D and Trimble AutoBid Mechanical and AutoBid Sheetmetal for takeoff, bid creation, and vendor submittal.
“Bottom line is we’re experiencing greater output with less input and optimal material utilization.”
-Nathan Dills, Owner and President of ACP Sheet Metal
With the ability to perform takeoffs directly from electronic CAD drawings, ACP's automated bidding and estimating process is more accurate and twice as fast compared to conventional methods. ACP is also able to fabricate less expensively, faster, and safer – all while reducing material waste by approximately 60 to 70 percent. The implementation of Fabshop also increased shop productivity.