RE: Bacon Bottoms

From: Long Phan (
Date: Fri May 22 1998 - 00:20:45 EEST

Bacon bottoms is associated with waviness (wrinkles) of bottom surfaces on SLA parts. Normally, it has to do with the bottom layers are being undercured, however, I have seen the same affect with too much overcured. Other factors that could contribute to bacon bottoms are too tight or wide of blade gap, web spacing on the support is too wide, not enough predip, and Zdip acceleration is too fast.

Long Phan
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From: Miller, Michael W[]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 1998 2:24 PM
To: 'RP Mail List'
Subject: Bacon Bottoms

Here's a challenge:
Pull out your sla aftermarket lingo dictionary and give me your best
shot at defining "bacon bottoms".
Michael W Miller (
The Boeing Company MS 17-PE B-XT62
Propulsion Experimental Hardware 206-655-3289
Rapid Prototyping 655-4366 Lab 655-4365

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