Re: Another Mission Impossible

Date: Wed Jun 06 2001 - 20:53:55 EEST

Please take me off your mailing list. I do not know why I am getting your
I am sure this is in error.

Carol Culp
Beckman Coulter, U.S.

                    "Ron Clemons"
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To quote deep thinker and TV star, Homer Simpson....."DOHHH!"  My customer
decided to modify an existing hard tool in Taiwan to get by on this
project.  However, I truly appreciate the rapid responses you provided and
we will utilize this new new knowledge on future projects.  Below I've
listed the ideas that were proposed to me.  Thanks for the help everyone.

   Direct AIM tooling from small spot SLA
   Fine detail CNC
   STAT tooling
   3D Keltool
   RTV tooling from high-res Sanders patterns
   Nickel electroformed mold face tooling

Ron Clemons
Harvest Technologies
"Where Innovation Takes Shape"

----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Clemons
To: RP Mailing List
Cc: Michael Mayes
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 1:58 PM
Subject: Another Mission Impossible

I'm sure every bureau gets their share of these, but.....I have a customer
who needs some "choice plastic" protos, with very small detail for
functional testing, and of course they don't want to spend a lot of money!
Therefore, tooling/molding and fine-detail machining come to mind first.
The standard RP methods have been ruled out because the teeth need to be
fully filled and the strength requirements exceed the capabilities of the
RP stuff.  The customer is having low cost tooling done overseas, but
wants some parts beforehand for testing.  Any realistic realistic
suggestions are welcomed.

"Ring Part"
* outer dims:  1.30"D x .180"H
* teeth:  on top of ring, .046" base, .034" from base to apex
* ribs: .29" base x .009" apex
* material:  nylon 6

"Tubular Part"
* outer dims:  1.135"D x 4.913L
* has threads on one end on the OD
* material ABS

Ron Clemons
Harvest Technologies
"Where Innovation Takes Shape"

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