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

Week Tasks
-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.