RE: Stratasys - SPT - Slow Prototyping

From: Kirk Brown (
Date: Mon Nov 18 2002 - 18:46:08 EET

I have the same problem myself, my Stratasys machine has to run constantly,
but not because its slow, but because people want parts. You can get all
upset on a Monday morning but it just simple, if someone knows what they are
getting with FDM and it works for them, they'll go with it. You can talk
speed, percentages, accuracy, and the finish of parts all you want but the
people on this list aren't customers using FDM services, this is just a
place to complain about all prototyping.

Kirk Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Kiran Shastry
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 8:43 AM
To: JB Ventures BV
Subject: Re: Stratasys - SPT - Slow Prototyping

Dear Sir,

This is not Monday morning feelings.

You said it, you slow machine has to run continously.
But this is surprising SLS customers happy with FDM
parts ?

Can somebody tell me any contribution from FDM in last
2 years in increasing accuracy/finish etc ? In
discrete terms.

 --- JB Ventures BV <> wrote: > Your
message is clear Kiran.
> We run a FDM Titan (PolyCarbonate) machine for
> service in Europe and is running almost
> continiously. With your opinion in mind, guess the
> former SLS customers for wich we are building parts
> for the last half year must be all complete fools!
> Should your reply be taken seriously of has it
> somewhat to do with your monday-mornin-feelings?
> Regards,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Kiran Shastry
> To:
> Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2002 7:01 PM
> Subject: Stratasys - SPT - Slow Prototyping
> List,
> Saw a lot of mails on FDM & slowness etc.
> I do not know how long this Glue making like
> technology will survive. I hope till the the time
> they
> find new customers everytime ?
> If real comparison with SLA/SLS with FDM wanted,
> then
> ask users of both the techology. For only FDM
> users,
> it is definitely great machine.
> For me Stratasys is just imitating 3D Systems, all
> their news article, etc. This is the company which
> talks about % all the time, everything put in %,
> looks
> good. FDM Quantum is 50 % faster, Maxum is 50 %
> faster
> than Quantum, etc. Just recently they talked abot
> high
> resolution wire or so, without mentioning any
> dimensions.
> Kiran Shastry
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