Hi, Terry -
We use both our ceramic positives (dipped in thin epoxy) and aluminum
first articles as tooling, and also do tool steel dies and patterns. Can't
say publicly who the customers have been but we are getting very good at
this, and do it on a regular basis using sand, as well as plaster, rubber
and other takeoffs.
Parts Now (our Soligen service subsidiary) regularly makes
medium-production tooling for various customers, including one tool maker
who is outsourcing his entire next-generation product line casings to us
and our ALTOP sand foundry. We are also doing cores and flow-test
cylinder heads for unnameable automotive customers.
Anybody who wants more information or a quote just e-mail to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org and anonymous ftp your STL files to partsnow.com with
your e-mail address as pwd.
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V_=_=_DW ===--- Don Wilde [ don@PartsNow.com ]
On 30 May 1996, Terry Wohlers wrote:
> Has anyone experienced success at cast tooling? The idea is to use RP patterns
> to produce metal cores and cavities for injection mold tooling. Example
> approaches are rubber/plaster, sand, and investment casting. I know that Karl
> Denton, then at Ford, produced mold inserts for a wiper motor cover using 3D's
> QuickCast. Who else has been instrumental in advancing cast tooling?
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