RE: Rapid Tooling

From: Stuart Garner (
Date: Fri Jun 21 1996 - 20:00:54 EEST

Hey Charles,
        We create Epoxy Wax Pattern Dies using SLA models as master patterns. The estimated life of one of these tool is approximately 200-300 patterns with proper use of this "prototype tool". The dies are not limited to straight pull geometries. Parts with complicated geometries can be created in the dies with the use of inserts.

I hope this info. helps,


Stuart Garner
Project Engineer
Prototype Express, Inc.
(847)925-9901 Fax

From: Knudsen Charles[]
Sent: Friday, June 21, 1996 9:44 AM
To: 'rp-ml'
Subject: Rapid Tooling

I'm very interested in finding any articles, published or unpublished, on
wax injection mold tools made by any rapid prototype process.

>From what I have found so far, the use of rapid prototyping processes to
generate wax injection tooling has been by indirect routes (i.e. using the
rp part as a pattern to create spray metal tooling etc.)

 Any information on indirect or direct methods of using rp processes would
be greatly appreciated.

Charles Knudsen

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