Re: Stratasys Quantum

Date: Tue Feb 24 1998 - 17:59:11 EET

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Subject: Stratasys Quantum
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      According to the current issue of "Rapid Prototyping Report" the
     feedrate speed for the Quantum is as high as ten inches per second.
     Stratasys' other X/Y travel (tie rods and cables) subsystem can do two
     inches per second. So the new method's feedrate can be five times
     faster. I wonder how rapid rates compare (when the heads are not
     applying mat'l. - i.e. from the brushes to the start/end point of a

      Another thing I wonder is what happens if a Quantum loses power? Do
     the heads come crashing down onto the model being run and/or bed of
     the machine since they're riding on a cushion of air and moved via
     magnetic drive? Or is there some sort of tether that suspends them in
     such a case?

     Dustin Neifer
     Amway Corp.
     Water Treatment R&D
     Ada, MI, USA

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Subject: Stratasys Quantum
Author: ralott@CCGATE.HAC.COM at AMWAY
Date: 2/24/98 2:57 PM

     I had opportunity to see one of the new Stratasys Quantums in
     last week (at Stratasys).

     Although I did not have the benefit of a stopwatch and/or
     to give you exact numbers, I can tell you it runs REALLY FAST!
It was
     laying down ABS at a rate that was easily 2 to 3 times that of my

     I hope they offer an upgrade price.

     Rick Lott
     Hughes Space and Communications
     Los Angeles, Calif.

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