Design and Manufacturing
In the fall of 2017, I took ME203 at Stanford and spent most of my fall quarter in the Product Realization Lab. In addition to learning manufacturing processes and shop skills, I developed a greater understanding of materials and the design process. I gained extensive shop experience with the wood and metal lathes, the mill, woodworking, sand casting, and 3D printing. My final project, titled Baked, was a sand casting project in which I designed and created a dish to make baked brie that integrates into a cutting board for an easy presentation. Inspired by a personal love for cooking, I wanted to create a product to allow for easy set up of a charcuterie board to bring delight to friends and family.
The following show my initial product sketches and iterations. I used SolidWorks to create a CAD model of my product and to get a better sense of dimensions.
I originally envisioned my project as two cast pieces, as shown in the sketch above, but later pivoted to having a cast dish with a cutting board that integrates with the dish.
Before creating a CAD model and beginning to manufacture my product, I used sketching to think through dimensions and geometries.
Using SolidWorks, I developed a CAD model of my project which allowed me to visualize and dimension my dish. I gained experience with SolidWorks software and used Photoshop to add color to my drawing.
Prototyping & Testing
I engaged in two rounds of prototypes to make thoughtful iterations throughout the design process.
Using the wood lathe, woodworking, and sand casting, I was able to manufacture my design.
Finishing & Presentation
Other Projects from Design & Manufacturing
The Magnifying Glass
The Bronze Cast Stanford Seal