Cincinnati Inc. Manufacturing Process
The Section 001 learned the capabilities and limitation of their laser cutting, small-scale and large-scale 3D printing, and press break which the used to design 3 unique pieces of furniture.
Cincinnati, Inc. programs their own software for the majority of the machines. Some softwares include CI Unfolder for unfolding 3D models, CI Bendsim for testing press break simulations, and CI Nesting to organize laser cutting files. These programs are built with circuitry made in-house.
B.A.A.M. (Big Area Additive Manufacturing) builds parts by layer and can build up to 80 lbs of material per hour. B.A.A.M. melts beads down, in place of filament, and dries them to remove moisture.
SAAM (Small Area Additive Manufacturing) can be used to print scaled prototypes, and is used frequently in schools because of its cloud-based queue and ability to self-clean and then start the next print.