Marshall, Karl, Sean, et.al.
> Concept --> Iteration --> Concept......Parts? (love it)
......Unless there is a change in the equipment that makes it more
more accurate, more repeatable, have better tolerance.... Then the thought
of using these technologies for manufacturing will simply not happen.
For the past several years, I have been working closely with some very high
caliber people who seem to spend large amounts of time and effort figuring
out how I can't do the things I have been doing. True, I can think of
thousands of things that will be a great challenge with the current
technology, but for every thousand of "can't do" parts, there are a handful
of "can-do" parts that I can make a significant difference on. I just
acquired two new DTM systems based on ROI's exceeding 200% (first year) on
this "handful" of parts. And yes, we ARE making real end use parts.
Consider the advantage of focusing on improvement of what we have and fine
tuning the process rather than discounting the virtues because it won't fit
your immediate application.
Building aerospace parts as we speak
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