LOM 2030

From: Glen Young (Glen.Young@lakelandmold.com)
Date: Mon Jun 18 2001 - 16:32:12 EEST


We have an LOM for sale (CHEAP). It's in great working condition and was calibrated to better than factory specs before we all but quit using it.
For more info, please ask. The price is VERY LOW.

Here's a forward of a message I sent to another prospective buyer:

I cannot answer for anyone but myself, unfortunately one of our largest customers had a bad experience using an LOM model we built for them that was used to make an aluminum casting. They made it policy to eliminate LOM models all together, this also left a bad taste in people's mouths here too, we became afraid to quote LOM models to other customers as well. It's all a shame, since our machine was "tuned up" to build models even more precise than it did when we originally purchased it. Of all the 2030 machines we've seen, this one is probably the most stable.

The other reason we opt to use different methods to make models is their relative life expectancy. While LOM models are succeptable to dimensional breakdown from humidity, we make models now with 3 and 5 axis machines that are much more stable. I realize Helisys has done some work on "sealing" models, but this was announced after the incident we had.

The lead time and cost are also relatively close to an LOM model, especially when you consider the accuracy and strength of a model made from modelling board or wood. We can also machine models up to 5' x 10' x 4', compared to the much smaller envelope on the LOM. We build relatively large models, many for castings producing molds for the recreational marine industry. This would be quite time consuming on an LOM, although it does lend itself quite nicely to difficult "pieces" on models, logos, and other small features.

The machine is a 2030E. It was built in 1996. It's full model # is 2030E - 0100.
The Serial # is 939, Laser Model #F48-5-28SW

The machine is in excellent condition.
It's dimensions are 82"long x 58"wide x 56" high
It requires space all the way around the machine for access. We also have an extinguisher system hooked up, and a customized ventilation system that I'd send photos of if you're interested. It requires 220V, 60Hz, 50A power. Outside ventilation at 1000 CFM minimum. We've altered this to add a filter to the venting, to extend fan life in the venilation system. We also have several rolls of paper and some customized equipment that would go with the unit.

Glen Young
CNC Engineer
Lakeland Mold Company
1021 Madison Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
(ph) (218) 824-3133
(fax) (218) 828-0110

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