Square sheet material can be cut into a circle using a machine. This creates a disc (also called a blank) that forms the basis for a product. MD3 has various other machines that can be adjusted for any required diameter. It is possible to make single or multiple items for prototype purposes, but mass production is also possible. This is carried out using automated 24-hour production lines that require zero human intervention. Robots take care of loading, unloading and operating the machinery. Waste material is also disposed of automatically.