CSI CARMEn Classroom / 3.4 Manufacturing
Now that we have a design for our first prototype, the next step is to build it
Where do we start?
There are many different ways to manufacture devices, and they depend on the type of material you'd like the product to be made out of
3D printers make objects from a provided 3D model, such as the one we showed you on SolidWorks. They build the piece typically layer by layer. The below video explains more of how these machines work:
A laser cutter cuts a design out of a material using a powerful laser beam, that melts, burns, or vaporizes the material.