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

From: Brock Hinzmann <>
Date: Mon Apr 26 2004 - 18:11:55 EEST

I will have to miss the show this year, but I did attend
last year, after having not gone for a few years, and I
was genuinely surprised and happy to learn some new things
I had not seen before. New technologies, new machines,
improved machines, improved materials, new applications.
Progress is perhaps less obvious when you are looking at
it every day, but progress is being made. And bonuses,
like the 3-dimensional puzzle made of parts from different
machines, were fun, too.

Brock Hinzmann

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 09:30:28 -0500
  "Ron Clemons" <> wrote:
>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-----
>[]On Behalf Of
>Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 9:59 AM
>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 17:29:49 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Tue Jan 12 2010 - 19:37:11 EET