From: Elaine Hunt (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Mar 05 2002 - 21:40:04 EET
At 01:14 PM 3/5/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>Why is 3D Systems moving to a one material system and in what way does
>this affect the owners of their machines ability to use other materials?
3D acquired DTM and DTM systems are licensed for a particular material...
DTM sued one user who tried to use material from another manufacturer, I
believe. One could reason that since 3D bought RPC that they plan the same
operation with their SLAs. This is pure conjecture on my part but several
of us moldie oldies had the same thoughts. It will be interesting enough
to see how 3D handles removing Ciba material from an established base that
they pushed and installed. In the past they have hinted at loss of
maintenance, no material support and other venues to keep users on the Ciba
bandwagon. 2002 should prove the be the year of resin litigation and who
wins will describe the market for the next decade.
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