MakMax has used computers to assist in its design engineering
since 1970. Today our
integrated computer system,
called CADEEM, combines all
of the elements of CAD, CAM and CAE
for reliable control of all operations
from design through fabrication.
Using the CADEEM system, our
design engineers have developed
some of the most innovative and functional
structures ever built. The data
from these projects are now used to
make further advancements in membrane
Taiyo Kogyo's Mizuho plant in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan,
is one of the world's largest and most advanced
facilities for producing membrane structures.
MakMax operates one of the
world's most advanced and efficient
automated facilities for handling and
Once the engineering data is relayed
to the central computer in the fabrication
department, the CADEEM system
calculates the necessary membrane
cutting patterns. The computer compares
the size of the membrane material
to the finished shape required and
decides which patterns will most efficiently
produce the desired shape.
Once the patterns are cut and
matched, the seams are welded by
computer-guided welding equipment
that automatically adjusts for the effect
of the welding temperatures on the
membrane material. The finished
pieces are then prepared for shipment
to the construction site.
Computer directed laser cutter cuts membrane material
into the precise patterns required for fabrication.
Computers are often used to engineer tensioned structures,
as well as to determine the actual design of the
structure and patterns for its component parts.
The Shanghai International
Circuit Under construction
A crane assists in unrolling of membrane near top of
Kitakyusyu Anoh Dome.