Paul... I'd like to respond but it would be helpful if you could be
Both DTM's RapidTool and 3D Systems KelTool are good mold making
processes. Both have constraints. RapidTool is a 3D Direct process
requiring only a mold .stl file while KelTool is a transfer process
requiring a physical model of either the part or the actual mold.
KelTool's literature explains a process of either starting with a
physical model or a duplicate of the mold you actually want to
In either process they each have size limits. KelTool has superior
surface finishes out of the box. But, it does require intermidiate
pattern making and mold making that DTM's does not require. Having
these intermidiate steps could introduce accuracy issues if you are
not careful. "Inspect what you expect"
and there's more..........
Jim Williams, CEO
Paramount Industries, Inc.
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Subject: Rapid Tooling
Author: "Welsh_1" <firstname.lastname@example.org> at INTERNET
Date: 4/9/97 8:51 AM
I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has experience with Rapid
Tooling and it's application to molding both thermoset and thermoplastic
materials. The more complex the parts, the better. Either SLS Rapidtool,
Keltool, or any other process.
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