Re: rapid tooling benchmark

From: Ian Gibson (
Date: Tue Apr 21 1998 - 04:49:19 EEST

>This would be a great session for a conference, wouldn't it?
>Seems like Phil Dickens did something along these lines somewhere.
>Maybe it was an early study. IMS did an early study of all RP systems.
>Is anyone doing, planning a study on getting to metals and JUST where this
>stands? I would add Optimec and Huffman since these systems may be the
>future tooling machines.
>Clint, Terry, Phil, Ian.........can one of you rally the troops for such an
I agree, it would make a good topic for a conference session. Two thoughts.
I am still looking for someone to champion this area for the upcoming
internet conference. Phil would be a good candidate but anyone is welcome,
just get in touch. The conference is scheduled to start at the end of June
BTW. I have about 6 of the topics covered but would be delighted hear from
any interested parties. I will be contacting all who responded to my call
later this week.

Also, if you are a member of any of the RP societies/associations
worldwide, look out in the near future for some information that may be
helpful. I am sure RT will be a key topic for Dearborn. Dearborn would also
be a good venue to try and stage such a benchmark study. Perhaps Terry
could expand on this.

Thanks for the idea Elaine. Watch this space.


p.s. Can we drop the joke thread (but not the jokes)? I think the poor guy
has learnt his lesson and suffered enough - don't you?

Dr. Ian Gibson
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
tel: (852) 28597901
fax: (852) 28585415

Poor old George
Running round the town
Sometimes with his trousers up
Sometimes with them down
And when they were up, they were up
And when they were down, they were down
And when they were only half way up
He got arrested.

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