Case Study: Vacuum Form....
Goals of Project: Rapid Prototype Vacuum Form
Project Time Period : 1 hr on Artcam / 8 hrs on Router
Processes Used: 3D Modeling / 3D Routing
Software Used: Solidworks / Artcam
Material for process: Wood Maple
Process approach: Skydex developed the design using Solidworks, then gave NECO the models to produce vacuum forms in a 24 hour period. The model was imported into Artcam allowing NECO to array many vacuum parts on one larger piece of Maple wood, then tool paths were developed for the 3D router. The parts were then run with lights out and delivered to the customer within the 24 hr time goal.
Alternate Process approach: This project could have been built using SLS (Laser Sintering Process)