FW: ?InVision Printer?

From: Phil Hackney (phil.hackney@unn.ac.uk)
Date: Fri Oct 17 2003 - 15:39:10 EEST


For the Envisiontec machine the support and build material is the same as
only one VAT
what you may be experiencing is when the parts aren't properly cleaned some
residue is left on the surface

I will be giving a paper on the Perfactory system at the TCT Conference 2003
in Birmingham
We have a machine here at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Our experience have been very positive (except for a poor batch of resin,
new resin to be released soon with smaller shrinkage co-eff) the first part
produced was within 0.1 mm for a diameter.


Phil Hackney MSc
Centre Manager
Centre for Rapid Product Development
School of Engineering and Technology
Northumbria University
E107 Ellison Building
Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel 0191 2273644 F 0191 2273854

-----Original Message-----
From: George W. Hart [mailto:george@georgehart.com]
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 12:54 PM
To: Rp-Ml
Subject: Re: ?InVision Printer?

Phil Iehle wrote:
> Has anyone out there seen parts from the 3D InVision printer that just
> started shipping? How well do they compare...

I received a sample InVision part and put an image on this page:
It is the third one down. The stl file is there too if you like. I can
send you a higher-res image of the part if you want.

I love the part for my purposes (as a mathematical model) but don't have
a high-res viper part to compare to. The material has a slightly waxy
feel compared to stl parts I have. I was told that this is due to the
wax support material getting mixed into the material.

I would love to have one of these machines.


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