Re: SLA or RP wish list

From: Andrzejewski, Jan (
Date: Fri Mar 24 2000 - 13:10:05 EET

Dan Davis [] wrote:

'Have you retrofitted your machine with the "smart sweep" feature? This is
standard on the 7000 and can be retrofit to the 500 & early 5000. It sweeps
only the area that has a part, not the whole vat. It is very effective at
reducing the build time.'

My Reply:
PERA only have an SLA350 so the vat is smaller and the cost of 'smart sweep'
when it was introduced was considered too expensive as most of our builds
utilise the whole of the platform.

The best costs saving has been changing from SL5190 to RPC 300 ND as the
default times for predip delay of 35 secs is now 0 and the Z wait delay of
15 secs is also 0.

For a 200mm Z build at 0.1mm layer thickness the 50 second / layer saving
equates to 27.7 hours. (I only wish I could take these extra days saved as a

I may review the installation of smart sweep if the cost has come down

Jan Andrzejewski
RP Project Manager
Technology Centre
Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray
LE13 0PB
Tel +44 (0) 1664 501501 Fax +44 (0) 1664 501556

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