Re: opinions requested for rp center

From: David K. Leigh (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 00:16:50 EEST

Wouldn't be the first. It is of value to certain groups and not to others.
Univ. of Louisville, Southern Mississippi, and Iowa State to name a few are
currently doing this in the states. From a service bureau perspective, we
don't like it. Government subsidy competition isn't always cool. But, we
have found that university groups typically have more constraints on
budgets, machine scheduling, etc.

If the goal is as a revenue center, I wouldn't recommend it. If the goal is
academic to include research to help the OEMs of RP equipment, I
wholeheartedly support it.

David K. Leigh ph(254) 933-1000
Harvest Technologies fax(254) 298-0125

----- Original Message -----
From: Barbara Jo Mueller <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2000 3:22 PM
Subject: opinions requested for rp center

> Everyone -
> I have been following your correspondence for some time now and I would
> like to ask the rp community its opinion on the following.
> Here at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and
> Applied Science in Evanston, IL (just north of Chicago) we are
> investigating the feasibility of starting a rapid prototype facility that
> would be available for the education of our students as well as answer
> possible industry need for rapid prototyping in the Chicagoland area. We
> could function as an educator to industry and/or as a facility that
> industry could use. We currently have ProE and will shortly have
> Unigraphics capability as well. Our question is whether a center of this
> type would be of value to industry.
> I look forward to hearing from you.
> Barb Mueller
> ***********************************************
> Barbara Jo Mueller
> Assistant Director
> Office of Industry Relations
> McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
> Northwestern University
> 2145 Sheridan Rd
> Evanston, IL 60208-3123
> tel: (847) 467-6392
> fax: (847) 467-3033
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