|Rapid Prototyping Equipment|
NSF helped launch rapid prototyping technologies, which can build new products from a computer-aided design (CAD) model without any carving or machining. Here, a student works with rapid prototyping equipment in the NSF-supported Advanced Design and Manufacturing Laboratory at the University of Maryland. One goal of the lab is to create graphical materials for visually impaired students.
Photo by: John Consoli/University of Maryland