Re: Z corp

From: Jay Jacobs (
Date: Mon Aug 03 1998 - 15:00:58 EEST

Well, actually not all of the RP systems. The Actua does an excellent job
on thin walls. Check out the Actua sample business card with the 3D logo on
it - walls much, much thinner than 1mm. And not just demo parts.
Many of the service bureau Actua models we make have thin walls.

Jay Jacobs
Brookfield Rapid Solutions
13 Hampshire Drive
Hudson, NH 03051

(603) 577-9970
(603) 577-9968 FAX

>-----Original Message-----
>To: Deak, Steve <>
>Cc: 'rp-ml' <>
>Date: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 7:05 PM
>Subject: Re: Z corp
>>We have made parts on the Z402 with walls as thin as 1 mm. Much less than
>>that gets very tricky. But lets keep in mind that all of the RP processes
>>have problems with thin wall sections. It takes real creativity to build
>>thin walled parts.
>>Vern Carter, CTS
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Deak, Steve <>
>>To: '' <>
>>Date: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 11:59 AM
>>Subject: RE: Z corp
>>>We don't own a machine, but for reference, what do you consider
>>>"thin-walled?" I would like to know for future consideration of this
>>>Steve Deak e-mail:
>>>Manager-Rapid Prototyping voice: (+1) 513-579-3270
>>>Hasbro, Incorporated fax: (+1) 513-579-3250
>>>615 Elsinore Place
>>>Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 USA "Our Business is FUN!"
>>>> ----------
>>>> From: Bailey, Joe - GCP[]
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 11:17 AM
>>>> To: ''
>>>> Subject: Z corp
>>>> Hello everyone. I posted a message sometime back about Z corp. I got a
>>>> lot of responses. We here at Graco purchased on of these machines.
>>>> Despite the fact that we've had a lot of problems with the machine
>>>> itself operating correctly, we haven't had much luck w/ the quality of
>>>> the parts. Can anyone out there give any suggestions on how to get top
>>>> quality parts from this machine? It seems to work pretty well, as long
>>>> as the parts are solid. However, I have a thin walled part and it seems
>>>> to warp it pretty bad. The worst part about this is, the part itself is
>>>> too big for the build envelope, so I had to chop it up to get it built.
>>>> Each piece was a different size, and warped very badly so they didn't
>>>> match up. Humidity is not a problem here, we have that under control.
>>>> Any suggestions are much appreciated.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> //////////////////////////////////////////////
>>>> // Joe Bailey
>>>> // Graco Children's Products Inc.
>>>> // Product Development Dept.
>>>> // Elverson, Pa 19520 (USA)
>>>> // Email:
>>>> //////////////////////////////////////////////
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