RE: suitability of machines for jewelry prototyping

From: John Davis (
Date: Sun Mar 17 2002 - 03:40:13 EET

In my opinion, the Sanders is the best machine. Offering good rendering of
fine details, and ease of casting of the pattern. We have had good luck
with our MM6, and we have many friends using MM2 machines with good results.

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Jeffrey Everett
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2002 2:10 PM
Subject: suitability of machines for jewelry prototyping

A question to those of you using RP to create jewelry patterns. I'm now in
the market to purchase or lease a new or used 3D wax printer. My question
is, which is considered the most cost effective machine? I know the prices
and basic capabilities of each of Sanders machines (and of course, I do want
the new RTM! sigh) and the Thermojet (has 3D Systems yet incorporated a
support material to replace the break-away supports?). Will anyone with
experience using these machines post a little feedback as to actual surface
finish or difficulty of bringing cast pieces up to a jewelry level finish? I
have the funding in place to purchase or lease the MM2, but do I want to
wait until I can afford the RTM? Opinions please, and thank you in advance.
Please feel free to email me directly if you wish.
Jeffrey Everett

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