Re: Rapid Prototyping Equipment

From: Liquid Plastic Solutions (
Date: Tue Mar 06 2001 - 17:22:40 EET


It sounds like you want a Stratasys Machine since surface finish doesn't
seem to be one of your criteria. There are a lot of other considerations to
be made when purchacing an RP Machine and the most versitile machine isn't
always the best choice. I would narrow the criteria and require that it do
at least one thing really well.

Paul Jaeger
Liquid Plastic Solutions

----- Original Message -----
From: Dwight Autry <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 5:40 PM
Subject: Rapid Prototyping Equipment

> Dear Sir:
> I am a college student (Jackson State Community College, Jackson, TN.
38301), working on my engineering degree, and have been given an assignment
to write a technical paper for a case study as a final project. The case
study requires me to conduct a feasibility study by acquiring data on
various concepts modeling process and machines, and review features and
capabilities of the equipment. From this information, I am to select a
process and a machine, which appears to be in compliance with the criteria
> 1. Budget allowances are limited to a maximum of $300,000.00
> 2. Part build size must be at least 10" x 10" x 10"3
> 3. Modeling material must include ABS, Investment Casting Wax, and
> 4. Modeling material must be available in various colors
> 5. Modeling material must be durable enough to endure functional testing
> 6. Achievable accuracy must be +/-. 005" or better
> 7. Operator attendance must not be required during building
> 8. Structural support must be automatically generated by software and
easily removed
> 9. Material changeover must be simple and quick
> I am requesting your help with the above information. You may not meet all
the criteria in the above list, but the information is still vitally
important. Please select the model closest to meeting these guidelines and
include the model number with the information. I realize your time is very
valuable to you and I do not wish to impose upon you. Any information you
can supply would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Dwight Autry
> 375 Redbud Lake Rd.
> Lexington, TN. 38351
> 901-845-5362
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