RE: [rp-ml] Space Puzzle Molding Frame for sale

From: Al Dean <>
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 13:20:01 EET

Just out of interest, why not?

Al Dean
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-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Halstead []
Sent: 26 March 2004 07:35
Subject: AW: [rp-ml] Space Puzzle Molding Frame for sale

The company Kodak in Rochester aquired the right to use Space Puzzle
Molding® from protoform K.Hofmann GmbH in Germany on January 28, 1997.


Kodak and Douglas VanPutte are not authorized to use or sell the know
how or the patented frame outside of Kodak without the permission of
protoform. Space Puzzle Molding® is a registered trademark of protoform
Konrad Hofmann GmbH.


Anyone interested in this innovative prototyping concept should visit
protoform at the Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing exposition in
Dearborn, MI. on May 11-13 or contact protoform directly at:


Peter Hofmann or

Sean Halstead

Tel.: 49 (0)911 75990

E-mail: <> <>


In U.S.A.

Ron Cisliek

Tel.: 727-480-0047

E-mail: <>



-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: [] Im
Auftrag von Douglas A. VanPutte
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 24. März 2004 19:38
An: rp-ml
Betreff: [rp-ml] Space Puzzle Molding Frame for sale


I have been authorized by a long established U.S company to find a
customer to purchase their Space Puzzle Molding frame. The SPM
technology no longer fits in their long term plans. The frame is in
excellent condition. This frame can mount an injection mold up to 4.5" x
6" x 10", and a series of smaller, specific mold sizes can also be
mounted. The largest mold requires a minimum of a 5 oz. shot and a
clamping pressure of 125 tons. The frame is mounted on the molding
machine platen and is key to practice the technology. The frame
accurately retains the multiple parts of the SPM mold during the molding


The SPM technology advantages are as follows:


1. Accurate, complex parts can be molded without side draws and ejector

2. The mold can be altered easily by modifying or swapping out
individual parts.

3. For complex production-type parts, the process can be highly
competitive with normal molds up to 1000 parts.

4. Most resins can be molded without problems.

5. Shorter lead times are possible to mold complex parts.

6. High quality, complex parts can be justified in low volume products.

7. Rapid tools can be used to mold parts.


Please contact me off line if you are interested in the opportunity to
practice this technology.


Douglas A. VanPutte

Rapid Tool Agent & Consultant
Received on Fri Mar 26 12:50:37 2004

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