Re: water soluble build material

Date: Wed Feb 18 1998 - 21:22:30 EET

In a message dated 98-02-18 12:20:38 EST, you write:

<< Subj: water soluble build material
 Date: 98-02-18 12:20:38 EST
 From: (Tien-min Gabriel Chu)
 Is there any water soluable build material available on the market? If so,
 what type of machine uses it? I seem to remember Z-corp is using some type
 of starch based material. Could someone share some information on this?
 Gabriel Chu
 Graduate Research Assistant
 Tien-Min Gabriel Chu
 Materials Science and Engineering Office:313-747-1132
 Biologic and Material Sciences Fax :313-763-4788
 University of Michigan

Dear Mr. Chu:

Stratasys said at Autofact that they will be introducing a water-solubilizable
ABS for use as support material with the FDM process. This material doesn't
dissolve in water, but they say it will do so in a mild alkali. They
mentioned as an example solvent Windex window cleaner.

Hope this is a help.

Ed Grenda
AutoFab Systems, Inc.
19 Pondview Road
Arlington, MA 02174 USA
781-646-6280 (voice or fax) (email)

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