"Zero knowledge user" machines

From: lblasch@opw-fc.com
Date: Mon Apr 13 1998 - 09:17:14 EEST

     Concerning 2k machines...Martti Huolila wrote:
     "Even the need of considering the correct build orientation is extra
     work that has very little to do with the end product and there for is
     unproductive time."
     Ever attempt to use a TV remote control without orienting the thing to
     point at the TV? How about making Microwave popcorn? "This side up"
     You don't just throw the paper at your "push-button" printer and
     expect it to load properly do you? The document you are printing must
     first be setup with the proper margins and fonts and thats just 2D
     data, so at what point did it become just a push button device?
     Until an RP device is capable of producing feature definition on a
     molecular level it will be necessary to orient the part to optimize
     the surface finish and features.
     PS: Did you instinctively know how to use the software you are
     creating you designs in, or were you trained?...self taught? Is there
     some skill level required to use it? Why do you see RP as different?
     Larry Blasch
     System Administrator
     OPW Fueling Components
     P.O. Box 405003
     Cincinnati, OH 45240-5003 USA
     Voice: (513) 870-3356
     Fax: (513) 870-3338
     Disclaimer...The views expressed are personal opinion and not those of
     OPW Fueling Components.
     * "Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else." *

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