Re: 3D-Systems Actua

From: Ryan Hartwich (
Date: Sun Jul 06 1997 - 06:07:18 EEST

At 05:55 PM 7/4/97 +0200, Kai Uwe Koch wrote:
>How many systems are shipped? How does the parts look? Have anyone
>experience with the Actua?

I have only briefly seen an Actua machine while visiting 3D's assembly
plant in Colorado (USA). The machine is an off-white rectangle,
approximately 6x3x4.5 feet (2m x 1m x 1.5m). The part I saw was of a
rounded sports car about 10inches (30cm) long. Overall the quality looked
good and had the look of a block of soup or wax carved with a reasonably
sharp pocket knife.

I was impressed by their claimed speed and simplicity and the overall cost
(somewhere around $65,000).

Ryan Hartwich

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