I previously mentioned that was able to design and rapid prototype my Malroy part. What is rapid prototyping?
- It is a technology with places material layer-by-layer to make very intricate parts.
- Many of these parts cannot be manufactured using your everyday mill, lathe because the parts are too small or too intricate.
- It is revolutionary, especially since computers. You can design your own trinkets, jewelry, or use something very specific for a hobby/project.
- Eg. The Malroy was a way to fit pins and clips together precisely. I could have created a jig to put the part in, but the pieces are so small that this is hard to do. So my mentor told me to design something using Autodesk Inventor. I did it in about 2 hours, and I had the part in my hands the next day.
Here's a video to show the cool stuff you can make!