[rp-ml] RE: Who's left on rpml?

From: Ron Clemons <rclemons_at_harvest-tech.com>
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 17:30:28 EEST


The glut of junk sent through the list has made it difficult to hang in
there; even with the easy little "Delete" key right there on the keyboard.
However, I have received great help from some good folks on the RP-ML in the
past and I'm hoping that this valuable resource will once again flourish.

As for the RP&M show, I believe there definitely is value for the attendees
as they get the rare a opportunity to touch, feel and learn about most of
the latest processes and materials and visit with some of the leaders in the
industry all at one place. Although the industry may not have progressed as
much as we all would have liked, there have been some really good products
and capabilities introduced within the last year or two that could be of
benefit to OEMs and service providers alike. As for the exhibitors, we are
counting on there being some users/buyers at the show for us to showcase our
abilities to and offer solutions to their needs. With the economy
improving, there's a good chance there will be more people there this year.
It's amazing how many RP consumers, even long-time users, are in the dark
about so much of what is available today. The RP&M provides the vendors the
opportunity to shed light on the latest capabilities and dispel the myths
tied to the older RP equipment and materials (e.g. all SLA resins are weak
and brittle, all SLS is rough and crude, FDM is just an office plotter, you
can't get a good metal part from RP, RP patterns don't make good investment
casting patterns, RP is only for prototyping, not production, etc., etc.).
I believe the RP&M would be a worthy investment for anyone wanting to
improve their product development capabilities, or wanting to show the
consumers that they provide a beneficial product or service for RP users.

Ron Clemons
Director of Business Development
Harvest Technologies, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi [mailto:owner-rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi]On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 9:59 AM
To: rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi
Subject: Re: Who's left on rpml?

Unless I'm just having technical difficulties, it doesn't appear that there
are very many people left (or interested in) the rpml. Most of the very few
posts now made seem to be by the same handful, or two, of people. Could a
few of you, who may not regularly participate post something new, so that we
might see some renewed life in the rpml. Supposedly there are still well
over 1000 subscribers, but the participation level doesn't seem to support
this number. Also, are there very many people from outside Michigan or the
US attending the Dearborn, MI. RP conference this year and what are your
opinions about the importance, usefulness or cost effectiveness of attending
these? Is it still a MUST ATTEND event? Please suggest some other topics of
discussion. Also, Marshall, did you get any response to your recent inquiry
about research money?

George Sachs
Paradyme Systems
Received on Mon Apr 26 07:25:25 2004

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