Re: Arcam

From: Timothy J Gornet (
Date: Mon Feb 24 2003 - 19:46:47 EET


There was an announcement on the RP-ML a few weeks ago that NC State
University was the first US facility to purchase an Arcam machine. I
don't know if/when it will be installed. According to the press release
at it is to be installed in the industrial engineering
department. I did a search at for Arcam and came up with no

The Pro-Metal is basically the same overall sinter/infiltrate process
as 3D's LaserForm process and similiar to Keltool - the difference is in
how you get the green part to put into the furnace/kiln for sintering
and infiltration. Pro-Metal uses 3D printing on the steel powder, SLS
LaserForm uses a laser and a polymer binder on the steel powder, Keltool
uses a pattern/cast mold to pour the metal slurry (simplification), then
they all fire/infiltrate.

Good luck,

Tim Gornet Computer Aided Engineering Consultant
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PHONENET: (502)852-0714 FAXNET: (502)852-8890
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Hey All,

Does anybody have any experience with parts made by Arcam?

Are there people offering these services in the US?


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