Re: RP machine for manufacturing shoe lasts

Date: Wed Mar 29 2000 - 17:39:35 EEST

In a message dated 00-03-28 20:33:11 EST, you write:

 I've seen work done for shoe lasts using CNC milling...take a look at I'm not sure of the time requirements, but it
 seems like it would be faster than 38 hours...


CNC sounds like one possible way to go, and the suggestion of LOM is good one
too. However, LOM doesn't seem to meet the important speed or cost

>From what people have been saying here about the Objet machine, it sounds
like it would be the only existing RP method that would meet all the
criteria: cost, accuracy - and also possibly speed from what's been said.
The material is cured acrylic polymer so it probably can be reworked with a
file nicely, although not as familiar in feel to the craftspeople as LOM

I haven't sat down and gone through the alternatives too methodically so
maybe one of the other methods could also hack it. Maybe the Genie Studio
Fabber...Is it fast, cheap and accurate Marshall?

Ed Grenda
Castle Island Co.
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Arlington, MA 02474 USA
781-646-6280 (voice or fax) (email)

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