categories for rp

From: Elaine Hunt (
Date: Wed Jul 02 1997 - 20:08:31 EEST

>David Retallick wrote:
>> "Is a rapid prototyping machine a machine tool or does it enjoy a
>> category of its own?"

In the current state of acceptance......RP is another machine tool...
but as if the technology develops, matures, and diversifies into it's
potential for individual productivity, then each spin-off will carry it's
own speciality name....such as RepliCor, Medicopy, QuikMac, as well as
Franchise now before reality sets in.


Opinions, suggestions, and other controversial matter VOID where prohibited.
Elaine T. 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)

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