FW: STAT Press Release

From: Earl Dunlap (earld@catalystpdg.com)
Date: Wed Jan 03 2001 - 21:40:51 EET


I am not offended at all and I have been fielding alot of questions on STAT
fro two weeks now. We will be published in some trade magazines over the
next few months and maybe we will let a little more information out but for
the two main parts of what makes STAT work will stay a registered "Trade
Secret". To answer your question about patents? We do have a patent in
process and 2 registered trade secrets. We started selling this is November
1999 on a limited bases so we could develop and refine the process.

We are combining traditional rapid tooling and composite technology. We use
a 2 layer coating process on parts of the tool to handle heat and pressures.
We have adapted molding presses with special setups to handle the STAT molds
so pressures and heat does not hurt the STAT tool. We have compared in our
press release other technologies as to capabilities. Unfortunate this is all
I can release at this time along with the other information in that press
release. I hope this helps satisfy your questions.

Again, I apologize to you if you thought I was unset at your questions. I
will gladly answer your questions if I can. Again, I invite you to visit
Catalyst if you can?


Earl Dunlap
Vice President
-----Original Message-----
From: carl dekker [mailto:dekker@met-l-flo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 2:07 PM
To: rp-ml@ltk.hut.fi; Earl Dunlap
Subject: Re: STAT Press Release


My apologies for not having stated my question correctly. When I read your
press release (dated 9-1-00 on your web page) I found nothing that defined
the process. I found numerous accounts of what is yielded by the process
and how beneficial the process could be but not what the process is. I am
also not questioning your corporate composition or your background.

If you would be so kind as to define the process for my understanding (and
the RP community) I would greatly appreciate it. Your press release does
reference the patents pending so I do not mean to offend with my inquire.

Thank you,

Carl Dekker

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Earl Dunlap
  To: rp-ml@ltk.hut.fi
  Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 11:29 AM
  Subject: FW: STAT Press Release


  Thank you for your interest. Did you read the press release? STAT is night
and day different. The now defunct smoke and mirror Compression and their
CIRP program was NOT a new technology. I was at Compression the last year. I
came in at the end and during that time we did 1 CIRP tool. CIRP was just 2
aluminum blocks at a maximum size of 2 x 6 x 6 shot in a Morgan press. The
parts always had voids and stuck all the time. It did not equate to 1% of
Compressions business. Tight tolerance was not achievable in cirp.

  We are a company owed and operated by 3 engineers. We have all been in
this industry for several years. I have a BS in engineering, MBA, I give
speeches on rapid tooling at universities and STAT our new technology is 70%
of our tooling business. We current do an average of 25 STAT's per month
with a total of 7 people in our whole tooling operation. We will be opening
up a second facility by June for STAT only. We can consistently produce
parts up 6 x 21 x 23 in 7 to 15 days. We can hold a +/- .005 tolerance. You
get a real plastic part as an end result. On larger parts we will be way
lower in price than an aluminum mud. In our press release we have compared
other technology such as mud tooling, Kel Tool, Kirksite, DTM, RTV ect...
Please read it and you will se the difference.

  I welcome you to come and visit Catalyst if you would like to see our

  If you have any further exact questions I will try to answer them for you
in person or on RPML.


  Earl Dunlap
  Vice President
  -----Original Message-----
  From: carl dekker [mailto:dekker@met-l-flo.com]
  Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 11:33 AM
  To: rp-ml@ltk.hut.fi; Earl Dunlap
  Subject: Re: STAT Press Release


  Could you define what the difference between your STAT and the old CIRP
(Compression Incorporated Rapid Prototyping) process is. >From what I have
heard in the past, these are the same and basically just quick cut aluminum
tools without any extras.


  Carl Dekker

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Earl Dunlap
    To: rp-ml@ltk.hut.fi
    Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 8:06 AM
    Subject: STAT Press Release

    For a "Press Release" on a new rapid tooling technology go to

    This a new proven rapid injection mold tooling system. We can achieve
parts as large as 6x 18x 23 in as little a 7 days consistently at a lower
cost than aluminum mud injection mold tools. We can hold tolerances tighter
that .005. The press release explains STAT.

    We are developing way to enhance the strength, temperature, flexibility,
memory, and impact of SLA's, RTV casted parts and SLS's. More on this next
month and license will be available.


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