Re: Metal rp, succes stories needed...

From: Tom Richards (
Date: Thu Jun 10 1999 - 20:54:08 EEST

Our Indirect RP Process is:

receive .stl of part/create .stl's of mold cavity parts/RP patterns of mold
parts/precision cast the mold parts/fitup mold/injection mold patterns/mold
and precision cast yielding finished precision cast parts.

It seems complicated, but its really quite straight-forward.

At 10:49 AM 6/10/99 +0300, you wrote:
>Dear all,
>I'd like to know different ways to get metal parts/moulds using rp (direct
>or indirect). Process chains how parts were done would help me lot. Here
>follows exampeles...
>Wax pattern (rp) -> investment casting
>Direct Aim mould -> injection moulding of waxes -> investment casting
>Sand cores and cavities (SLS, EOSINT S) -> sand casting
>SLS of metals
>Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
>These were quite familiar examples. Let me know your wildest ideas how to
>get metal parts. If you have any succes stories about your projects on the
>web let me know...
>PS. The (ultimate) list about rp-methods I've been gathering can be found
>on . Thanks for all those friends
>(especially Elaine, Marshall, Juergen, Ray, Dave, Wei Feng...) who helped
>me when I created it. If you feel there is some absencies on the list tell
>it to the mouse at the end of the page.
>Henri Koukka
>Researcher Tel: +358-3-5250 214
>Helsinki University of Techn. Mobile: +358-40-579 5757
>Lahti Centre Fax: +358-3-5250 204
>Saimaankatu 11 Email:
>FIN - 15140 LAHTI
>For more information about the rp-ml, see

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