Re: RP and Thermoforming

From: Douglas A. VanPutte (
Date: Thu Feb 22 2001 - 16:30:07 EET


There is a good thermoforming case study by Kevin Hooker, Bell Helicopter,
in the RPA Rapid Prototyping newsletter (First Quarter 2001, Vol.7, No.1) if
you are not an RPA/SME member.

At Kodak, I used SLA masters to thermoform plastic parts starting back in
1990-1991. In a related area, we also made SLA reheat-blow molds back then
to blow plastic film containers from injection molded parisons.

Douglas A. VanPutte
Consultant & Manufacturers Agent
Cross-Bow Rapid Tool Associates, Inc.
18 Cross Bow Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-4710
716-889-7335 fax
716-329-1308 cell

----- Original Message ----- From: Choren, John <> To: '' <> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 5:35 PM Subject: RP and Thermoforming

> Hello all--- > > In preparation for an upcoming national meeting, I am looking for some > additional real-world experiences and examples of RP technology as applied > to thermoforming. Credit and acknowledgement of assistance will be given to > all who contribute useful info or examples. Contact me by email or phone at > 412-277-7384. Thanks in advance for your time and help. > > John Choren > Director, RPC > MSOE > > > For more information about the rp-ml, see >

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