The Manufacturing team should really just be manufacturing the whole time. Each of the other sub-teams will have specific things they need manufactured for testing, etc. The manufacturing team’s job is NOT to simply build everything for everyone, but rather to oversee/organize the manufacturing. You should work with the other subteams to manufacture things, that is, they should assist in the process with your oversight/guidance.
In the beginning, you should also help with initial logistics like
|-2||Help with recruiting|
|1||Read the Rules|
|2||1) Organize your sub-team, get a lead and team members.|
|3||1) Give input in conceptual design phase about manufacturing capabilities.|
|4||1) Help draft the Manufacturing Plan section of the Proposal/Design Report.|
|5-31||1) Help teams manufacture stuff.|