RE: FDM Quantum build time estimation

From: Mitchell, Douglas (D.B.) (
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 16:50:05 EET

We have seen build times as long as 160 hours estimated, and as much
as 190 hours actual build time.

I would like to be able to say that there is a way to determine the
actual build time, but we have seen errors any where from -5% to
+ 20%. It seems to have gotten worse since a release of the back
end software last summer. One of the things that we have found is
to keep an eye on the relative speed of the MagnaDrive. When it
appears to slow down on a long straight, it is time to reset the

Doug Mitchell
Ford Motor Company

> -----Original Message----- > From: [] > Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 2:14 PM > To: > Subject: Re: FDM Quantum build time estimation > > > > I don't have the answer to your question, but I wonder how long it > typically takes to build parts in a Quantum if the error in > the estimated > build time can be as high as 24 hours. > > > For more information about the RP-ml, see >

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