Prototyping

The "icing on the cake", the prototyping, represents the final step in the process from idea to physical product. Often this step is followed by mold making and final product manufacturing. The prototypes is made out of foam material with a maximum processing size of 2200 x 1400 x 800 mm.

 

Different qualities of foam material can be choosen from, ranging from medium soft foam to harder more dense foam.

 

CNC process

The first step is to import the CAD model into a CAM software. In the CAM software the tool paths are defined. These are exported as instructions to the CNC router, so-called G-code.

 

Below the workflow for the prototyping process is shown.

 

 

This link shows the typical workflow from a real life project (courtesy of dpcars.net):