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Hannu Kaikonen <email@example.com>
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Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 16:31:44 -0600
Subject: help required to create topographical prototype
I am new to this mailing list as well as new to the whole world of Rapid
I work for an oil & gas company and am attempting to learn about Rapid
I am interested in having a topographical prototype built of a subsurface map.
Unfortunately all of the geologic mapping applications I have access to are not
capable of creating STL or IGES formated files.
The closest format I have been able to get is: 1) xyz grid data for the top
surface, 2) DXF (2D only), or 3) VRML.
Is it possible to convert these files into a format that I can send to a
manufacturing firm and have a prototype built? (My preferred option is to use
the VRML file.)
I have a second question as well. Would it be better for me to pursue a
topographical prototype using StereoLithography (SLA), Laminated Object
Modelling (LOM) or Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)?
I thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide.
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