RE: Large prototypes

From: Spielman, Roger L (
Date: Thu Feb 12 1998 - 20:48:21 EET

> Bram:
        You may want to investigate the auto manufacturers. Those folks
use large 5 axis cnc mills to shape the side of a car body. We in the
Aerospace community have a great interest in a larger RP system,
although none of the "standard" companies (ie 3D, DTM, etc) are actively
pursuing this avenue. No doubt this will be an expensive development,
but it seems like the market may demand larger capabilities in future

        Please let us (the list) know what you find!

        Roger Spielman
        Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power Systems
        The Boeing Co.

> I wonder how many of you are dealing with really LARGE  prototypes,
> say 1 x 1 x 2 meters. Some of the discussions went about milling,
> which has of course the possibility of handling large volumes.
> -what is the working principle
> -what kind of rough material do they use
> -where can I find more information.
> Thanks in advance.
> Very curious,
> Bram
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> Bram de Smit
> Delft University of Technology
> Sub faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
> Jaffalaan 9, NL-2628 BX  Delft, The Netherlands
> Phone  +31 15 2783788      Fax  +31 15 2787316
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