Re: Technical questions of the week

From: martin colombo (
Date: Tue Jan 28 1997 - 18:15:28 EET

At 01:53 PM 1/28/97 -0500, Elaine Persall wrote:
>>My solution is simple, I get up and put the next build in.
>are you the first to have a RP machine in your bedroom???????
>WOW...and I wanted one for my basement!!!!
>>When your hungry you'll do what ever it takes, but it sure would be nice
>>to sleep in every now and then!!
>I hate to come to work during the middle of the night, no one around, and
>then have to go back home again (15 mile drive either way). Weekends are
>bad enough.
>Opinions, suggestions, and other controversial matter VOID where prohibited.
>Elaine (Persall) Hunt, Director
>Clemson University Laboratory to Advance Industrial Prototyping
>206 Fluor Daniel Bldg. Clemson, SC 29643-0925
>864-656-0321 (voice) 864-656-4435 (fax)
>At ATI we have focused our energy on solving this problem and developed a
build time estimator thatis within 5 % of actual run time.

In preparation for the weekends, we setup those jobs on Friday, then run the
estimator to know when to come in and start the next job. We are in and out
within 30 minutes.

Also, scheduling two people on alternating weekends helps. I have been in
this business for some time now and each year customers demands call for
faster delivery. I do agree that working weekends are a hassle, but it only
gets worse as this industry matures and customer's expectations continue to


Martin Colombo
Supervisor of RP Operations
Accelerated Technologies Inc.


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