The man­u­fac­tur­ing process is a some­what com­plex one, both in terms of the hours in­volved at Neill’s end be­fore the phys­i­cal work can be­gin and in the print­ing process it­self. As men­tioned, it be­gins with a scan of the orig­i­nal item, which is then traced us­ing CorelDraw. De­tails such as the ex­act size of any holes or fix­tures must be painstak­ingly mea­sured by hand. Once Neill is happy with a file, it’s ex­ported to a spe­cific elec­tron­ics pro­gram from which a ‘mech sam­ple’ can be or­dered. A ‘mech sam­ple’ is es­sen­tially an out­line of the prod­uct in­clud­ing any holes but with­out the cop­per com­po­nent. This al­lows for a test fit of the com­po­nent to the back of a clus­ter so that Neill can check for the per­fect fit. Iron­i­cally, be­cause com­put­ers were not used dur­ing the de­sign of the orig­i­nal com­po­nents,

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