RE: fused quartz powder

From: Pike, Jim (
Date: Fri Sep 28 2001 - 18:44:42 EEST


There is a company that uses (proprietary process) a fused silica powder in
an RP process.
I believe it is used primarily to make invest shells for casting. Some type
of spinoff from the MIT guys that developed the 3D printing process -
similiarly used by Z-Corp.

Check Ed Grenda's site on Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping:
I think you'll find some info there.

Jim Pike

-----Original Message-----
From: Anton Zimmermann []
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 9:53 AM
Subject: fused quartz powder

I am looking at ways of rapid prototyping transparent test sections for heat
transfer experiments. I recently came across a source of fused silica
powder. Does anyone know if it is possible to use this material in a rapid
manufacturing process.

Anton Zimmermann
Loughborough University

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