The overall scope of this project was to design certain parts for the four machines we utilized in this Project, the SRM-20, The Makerbot Replicator, The Form 2 by FormLabs, and the VersaLaser 4.60. Each part had to made with a certain machine in mind so it could be designed to be produced by that certain machine. Each part had to be properly designed so it could be manufactured by each machine properly.
The Makerbot Replicator and the Form 2 by FormLabs are both 3-D printers. They both use additive manufacturing which is a "process by which 3D objects are constructed by successively depositing material in layers such that it becomes a predesigned shape.(Creative Mechanisms)"
The SRM-20 and VersaLaser 4.60 both use subtractive manufacturing. They both have a complete object and take away from it. The SRM-20 produced much more waste than the VersaLaser 4.60, Subtractive Manufacturing "is a process by which 3D objects are constructed by successively cutting material away from a solid block of material.(Creative Mechanisms.)
The SRM-20 in this project used a 3mm round drill bit. Because of this, designs could not have inside edges with diameter less than 3mm otherwise the drill bit would cut away more than intended.
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