RP industries and applications

From: Terry T. Wohlers (twohlers@compuserve.com)
Date: Tue Mar 04 1997 - 17:05:23 EET

The response to my brief survey was much better than expected, so I'm
extending the deadline to Friday, March 7. If you represent an RP service
organization, I would appreciate your input. Your individual responses
will be kept confidential. I'll make the composite results available at
the upcoming RPA/SME RP&M '97 conference in Dearborn. After the
conference, I'll post the results on the rp-ml. Thanks for your support.

Terry Wohlers
Wohlers Associates, Inc.

INDUSTRIES BEING SERVED. Please group your customers into the following
categories by providing a percentage estimate for each. Please do not
create new categories.
(a) motor vehicles:
(b) aerospace:
(c) business machines:
(d) consumer products:
(e) medical:
(f) academic institutions:
(g) government/military:
(h) other:

APPLICATIONS. How do your customers use RP models? Provide a percentage
estimate for each of the following categories. Organizations use RP models
for many purposes, so the percentages will likely add up to more than 100

(a) visual design aids for engineering:
(b) visual design aids for toolmakers:
(c) functional models:
(d) fit and assembly:
(e) ergonomic studies:
(f) requesting quotes:
(g) presenting proposals:
(h) patterns for prototype tooling:
(i) patterns for metal castings:
(j) cores and cavities (created directly on the RP machine):
(k) other:

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