Re: Price Reduction

From: Marshall Burns (
Date: Tue Mar 05 2002 - 22:25:44 EET

I think what you're saying is that 3D Systems can be expected to promote and protect a *single source* for materials on SLAs and SinterStations, not *single materials*. I'd be very surprised if they tried to shoehorn all their users into working with only a single type of material on each type of machine. That would be just plain stupid.

Best regards,
Marshall Burns
President, Ennex Corporation
Los Angeles, USA, (310) 397-1314

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Elaine Hunt
  Sent: Tuesday, March 5, 2002 11:40
  Subject: Re: Price Reduction

  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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