RE: Stratasys Insight Software Bug

From: JB Ventures BV (
Date: Wed Nov 19 2003 - 09:37:01 EET

Hello Jon,

We run for about 4 weeks now with version 3.6.1 of InSight now for our FDM
Tarzan; the time estimation function is improved a lot, however calculating
it by STATUS (and packing) is using much more time now. Also building tall
thinwalled profiles in Z is going rapidly (increase at least 3 times!)
because of little tip-pause between layers, but perhaps this is steered not
by InSight but by the new back-end software (we run with Headworks on our

What do you think of the new tipwhiper wich makes balls instead of threads;
sometimes it works but mostly we get male products (products with balls); we
are not realy convinced about this solution.

Best regards,

Jorn Berends

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Jon Broome
Verzonden: dinsdag 18 november 2003 22:02
Onderwerp: Stratasys Insight Software Bug

We've just been informed of a known software bug in the Insight Software
that runs the Stratasys Titan. It seems that the time estimation function
greatly over estimates time required to create parts. Stratasys knows of
this error. Does anyone have a work around or a rule of thumb we can use to
estimate build times?

Jon Broome
Tarleton Bull, Inc.
1939 W. 2nd AVE B5
Eugene, OR 97402

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Timothy J Gornet" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: SLS and nitrogen flow

> Just happened to me when our bulk tank ran out over the weekend. It
> crashes!!
> Build stops when O2 level gets too high. Note: Will always happen in
> last half inch of very tall build.
> Tim
> Tim Gornet Computer Aided Engineering Consultant
> SLUGNET: Vogt Bldg. Rm 101, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
> 40292
> PHONENET: (502)852-0714 FAXNET: (502)852-8890
> Rapid Prototyping Center
> >>> Scott Tilton <> 11/18/2003 11:31:56 AM >>>
> What happens to an SLS build (in a DTM 2500+ if that matters) if you
> run out
> of Nitrogen.
> If the flow / pressure drops to zero. . .should the machine stop?
> Or will it keep running until the Oxygen sensor indicates that the
> build
> chamber's level of O2 has raised too high?
> Thanks in advance for any input.
> Scott Tilton

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