RE: Stereo lithography in the news

From: Tushar R Mahale (
Date: Thu May 08 2003 - 00:15:03 EEST

Hello Everybody,

Could anybody locate a patent (or a patent application) on the $1000
printer which HP claims to have developed.



On Wed, 7 May 2003, David K. Leigh wrote:

> If you've noticed, the market for smaller cost machines has continued to
> grow and the large platform, higher-end machines seem to be hurting from a
> sales standpoint. So, this would more than likely impact the sales of
> companies like Stratasys and not really hurt sales of machines like the
> SLA-7000 or Vanguard HS (they're hurting enough already and don't need much
> help). Assuming these printers are concept modellers, you may actually see
> a rise in the need to outsource because many design groups would not be
> pushing for the $500k machine, but get the smaller one and then outsource
> their special projects to a service bureau instead of an internal model
> shop.
> ********************************************************************
> David K. Leigh (254) 933-1000
> Harvest Technologies, Inc. fax (254) 298-0125
> Rapid Prototyping Services
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Steve Garrison
> Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 2:51 PM
> To:
> Subject: Stereo lithography in the news
> I don't know if anyone saw the article at the New York Times on-line.
> Buried in the middle of the story is talk of HP entering the 3d printing
> (Bunny Burner) business, that would sell for as little as $1000.00 and they
> were thinking about building "a high-cost stereo lithographic printer,
> code-named Zorro".
> It's nice yet terrifying to see a company like HP jump in with a $1000
> printer. IF the quality is there what will that do to Service Bureaus?
> Will all those smaller parts be built in house? Even a dedicated hobbyist
> could contemplate buying a "Bunny Burner".
> Steve Garrison
> Metro RP
> R.P. Part Coordinator

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