RE: Replacement for 3D Systems Actua

From: Chad L Buchanan (
Date: Thu Mar 18 1999 - 16:29:17 EET

We currently have two Actua 2100's. Our original intent was to put them out
for the engineering community to use. We backed away from that idea for
several reasons. I don't think the Thermojet will change our thoughts.

I was sort of disappointed with the Thermojet info. Only three times as
fast? I really was hoping they would get the speed as fast as the Zcorp.
Even faster would have been nice. Smaller print envelope? I was hoping
for something larger. I was also hoping for something groundbreaking like
multiple colors in a single model. I guess I want too much too soon.

Chad Buchanan

> Chris Aiken wrote:
> > I'd like to know what people think about the new ThermoJet Solid Object
> > Printer by 3D Systems. Is anyone planning on implementing large numbers
> > of these machines? Is this the beginning of taking RP out of the labs
> > and giving it to the users much like printers and plotters, or is this
> > machine still to complicated and fragile to release into the general
> > engineering community for every day use.
> >

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