RE: Too many SB's & a little late

Date: Fri Jun 05 1998 - 04:21:31 EEST

Hmmmm, two thousandths of an inch. Are you saying that all RP equipment
except Sanders is only accurate to that or is this only the Actua?

Of course the Actua (and Z-Corp and other concept modelers) will not
hold tooling tolerances. If we are talking about SLA & LOM, we
consistantly hold 0.25-0.35mm (0.010-0.014 inch) tolerance evben on full
envelope parts. I have many CMM printouts to support that. Maybe the
folks in question just don't know how to dial in their machines?

Let's compare apples to apples. A Sanders was never intended to be a
concept modeler. Maybe their recent marketing has tried to change that
but I think that that is a mistake.

Dan Davis
Head, RP&M Division
Hicom Industrial Estate
Batu Tiga, PO Box 7100
Shah Alam, 40918 Selangor MALAYSIA
+60 3 515-2380

> ----------
> From: James Theoharris[]
> Reply To: James Theoharris
> Sent: Thursday, June 04, 1998 10:38 PM
> To:
> Subject: Too many SB's & a little late
> I have to apologize for the delinquency of this posting, but it's not
> too often I reference the rpml. The processes usually discussed are
> somewhat redundant.
> I was not surprised to read back a bit and see that service bureau
> prices seem to be dropping. This is a classic case of supply and
> demand. While the technologies discussed herein may contrast greatly
> from an Engineering viewpoint, they are really quite similar when
> viewed from the market.
> These parts consistantly have accuracy no greater than two thousandths
> (vertical slice). Unfortunately there are only so many executives with
> the discernment to recognize the true merit of part iteration and
> verification in preproduction.

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