Rapid prototyping

Pretty awesome: last week Christian Suurmeijer, the lead designer at Benchmark Electronics, approved my design to be rapid prototyped. After a week of negotiating prices with several companies, today I received a big box with all the components for my model. ^^

SLS was the technique chosen for the model since SLA fell slightly out of the budget, so I will have to spend a bit more time sanding stuff down to achieve the surface quality I’m after. Sadly my time at the company is nearing its end, but this is such a great opportunity that I’ll gladly free up time to do the extra work and hopefully also manage to collect user feedback to include in my report documenting the project. Ah exciting times! 🙂


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