Image of paperweight, a ripple wave with a water drop in the center

The first project in our second design and manufacturing class is to design a paperweight. It’s generally a simple project meant to teach us how to design for machining, use mastercam to generate G-Code, and how to use CNC Mills and lathes. These skills are increasingly important as we move forward in the yoyo project, where we use these skills to manufacture tooling for injection molding and thermoforming machines.