$30k machine

From: Ian Gibson (igibson@hkucc.hku.hk)
Date: Fri Feb 22 2002 - 02:58:14 EET

I've just had a look at a couple of parts from the machine and they look
good (although show parts usually are and I can't tell you anything much
about how easy or difficult the build process was itself). The only thing
I saw was a thin wall that had a narrow gap in it that would make it a
little fragile. I guess that anything less than 0.6mm wall thickness is
going to be a bit poor. I was also told that the build speed is a lot
quicker than the older FDM machines, about twice as fast as our FDM2000 for
example, although I can't corroborate this. I was also told that it is set
up for ABS only.


Dr. Ian Gibson
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The University of Hong Kong
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