Re: PICZA/MODELA question

From: Tom Richards (
Date: Thu Aug 16 2001 - 19:56:14 EEST

As I see it, The resolution of Picza only has to match or exceed the
resolution (slice thickness a good approximation) of the RP process to be

For example, I find that Solidscapes can create steps as small as 0.0005"
and the resolution (radius on fine features) plays out to be about 0.002" or
less in any direction.

What is the resolution of Picza?

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Lawrie <>
To: Jack Jones <>
Cc: <>
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2001 4:56 AM
Subject: RE: PICZA/MODELA question

>I do not claim to be an expert on Picza's, but I think you'll find that the
>Picza was designed to do just what you are trying to do.
>As for detail, the Picza is very good at getting detail from intricate
>parts. It does not have very high resolution (eg scanning an angular plane
>may be difficult) but I do not think that this is applicable to your parts
>My advice (for what it is worth) is to contact Picza and ask them to scan a
>part for you
>I hope this helps
>Best Regards
>Chris lawrie
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jack Jones []
>Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 6:38 AM
>To: Chris Lawrie
>Subject: RE: PICZA/MODELA question
>--- Chris Lawrie <> wrote:
>> What is your application?
>I am a model maker. Mostly historical miniatures
>(toy soldiers) and wargaming figures. What I
>would like to do is scale down larger miniatures
>to smaller size, so I could sell them in different
>scales. I am able to reduce the main body parts
>using a shrinking casting material, but for
>small or thin items like their rifles and
>equipment the material warps too badly and
>loses a lot of detail, so I thought of trying
>the Picza & Modela to scale them down.
>I am just wondering if it can handle the detail
>of something like a tiny rifle less than 20mm
>Thanks & regards
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