Re: Rapid Tooling Matrix

From: Erkut Negis (
Date: Thu Aug 23 2001 - 09:47:14 EEST

Dear Ben,

Although it is not very complete yet, I've prepared a workflow diagram that shows different secondary process options and paths to reach a specific type of final tooling. In the future I'm planing to publish it on the web...


Erkut Negis

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Ben May <>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 17:00:10 +0100

>Hi folks
>I'm sorry to bring up this perennial chestnut again but does anyone know if
>an IMPARTIAL rapid tooling matrix has yet been created. It seems that the
>factors that determine preference for 1 system over another are so many and
>varied that I am finding that I am repeatedly having to obtain quotes from a
>selection of suppliers (and this despite the fact that I studied RP and RT
>applications at Warwick University and am therefore probably more informed
>that most other design managers!). Given that in each case only one supplier
>can win, I'm conscious that others are going to start to feel that they are
>being used as a stalking horse and may become less inclined to quote. An RT
>matrix has the potential to make design managers more informed and therefore
>cost RT bureaux less in quotes for lost causes.
>I'm looking forward to your replies
>Ben May
>Senior Development Manager
>PDD Ltd
>87 Richford Street
>London W6 7HJ
>Tel +44 (0) 20 8735 1111
>Fax +44 (0) 20 8735 1122

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