In the following steps - I'll quickly explain the process that I used to prototype an organic chair that I modelled in 3D software.
I developed the prototype in the FabLab Lisboa: http://fablablisboa.pt
Author: Diogo Pereira http://diogopereira.net
Step 1: Creating the 3D Model of the Marsupial Chair
I modelled a chair in 3D and I decided to develop the prototype in a CNC milling machine, to study the egonomy of the model. To develop the prototype I contact the FabLab Lisboa that has a CNC milling machine.
Step 2: Preparing the 3D Model for CNC Milling
I sliced the 3D model in slices of 5 cm's - the same thickness of the Styrofoam Boards.
Step 3: CNC Milling the Slices
After slicing the 3D model - I attached the slices in different groups in order to organize the CNC milling process and monetize the styrofoam boards.
Step 4: Gluing the Styrofoam
After finishing the CNC milling process, I glued all the slices and I presented the prototype in FabLab events, in Lisbon - in which the prototype is making success.