Re: RP machine for Vacuum Casting?

From: Nick Osborn (
Date: Thu Mar 23 2000 - 17:21:56 EET


For a direct answer to your question, contact Steve Upcraft at the Innovative Manufacturing Centre, based at Nottingham University on +44 (0) 115 925 6142 - they have both RP systems you mentioned.

On a related note, you may wish to evaluate our Swiftool (TM) process as a quicker alternative to the vacuum casting element of your proposed facility. We are happy to work with master patterns from practically any RP system, and offer a compact, entry-level system which is ideal for academic environments.

That way your students can make injection moulding tools the same day as the RP master is ready.

If you would like to pursue this please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.


>>> "Tim Lovett" <> 23/03/00 13:56:08 >>>
A general question from a keen beginner...

We want to set up vacuum casting in an educational environment in conjunction with a planned RP machine purchase. We haven't the funds to buy/run SLA but wondering about using MJM Thermojet or maybe Z-402. (Both have limitations, undersurface supports in MJM, and lack of detail in Z). Is anyone doing this with these machines? (It seems SLA dominates this area.)

Tim Lovett
Sydney, Australia

Nick Osborn
Managing Director
Swift Technologies Ltd.
140 - 144 Station Road, March,
Cambs. PE15 8NH, UK

"Real Parts Real Quick - Because Time Is Money"

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