RE: Alumina and SiC printing with zcorpīs Z402

From: García Ana (
Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 13:51:36 EET

                Dear Alex Salvi...and all:

                I am not sure about the mails you refer to, but there is
some misunderstanding of their content. My work deals mainly with the
development of products and processes related with metal matrix composites
and non ferrous alloys (in this order although it can seem funny). Presently
we are developing a process to produce rapid tooling made of metal matrix
composites by casting processes. As part of the process we employ rapid
prototyped models. Therefore, I am not doing any research in development of
rapid prototyping devices, and there is no presently any group doing
research in the development of RP tecghnologies in Inasmet. We are only
users of the technologies...and until presently we are only clients of RP
service providers. We are using RP models of many types (Quickcast,
Castform, Polyestirene SLS, Z-corp, Thermojet, ABS FDM,..) mainly to gain
knowledge and experience, and to have a better evaluation start point before
purchasing a RP machine ourselves.

                In any case, your work seems very interesting and related to
ours. I will contact you for more details and exchange of information, which
would probably be out of the scope of this forum.

                                -----Mensaje original-----
                                De: Alex Salvi
[mailto:ASalvi@MMCCINC.COM] <mailto:[mailto:ASalvi@MMCCINC.COM]>
                        Enviado el: miércoles 12 de enero de 2000 18:02
                        Para: Rapid Prototyping Mailing List (E-mail)
                        Asunto: Alumina and SiC printing with zcorp's Z402

                                Hello Dr. Ana Garcia (and anyone else
interested of course)
                                I have been reading the 1999 postings to the
mailing list and two emails
                                that you sent caught my attention. In one
you said you were doing research
                                on rapid prototyping devices to do work with
AlSiC and in the other you
                                mentioned the Z402 3d printer used for
casting joints of the millenium man.
                                I am currently using our Z402 printer to
print both SiC as well as Alumina
                                parts which we cast to make metal matrix
composites. Our alloys are
                                aluminum, copper and magnesium.
                                If you or anyone you know is working on this
I thought we might share some

                                Alex Salvi
                                Chief Design Engineer
                                Metal Matrix Cast Composites, Inc.
                                101 Clematis Ave.
                                Waltham, MA 02453
                                Phone: (781) 893-4449 x25
                                Fax: (781) 893-7230

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                Ana García
                Inasmet <>
                Camino de Portuetxe 12
                San Sebastian 20.009

                Tel. 34 943 31 66 22
                Fax. 34 943 21 75 60

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