Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD – CAM).
Recently the Instrumentation and Engineering Department acquired a CNC portal milling machine. This enables the computer aided manufacturing of 3D objects in plastic, wood or metal. This Rapid Prototyping is done within the CAD-CAM process.
In the CAD process, a virtual model is created by drawing it in a 3D software package like Blender. This model is based on the client’s specifications and can be used to get client feedback to see if the final product meets the client’s requirements.