RE: [rp-ml] Anybody see how this might relate to RP?

From: Blasch, Larry <>
Date: Tue May 18 2004 - 18:11:42 EEST

I've received numerous requests to explain how this might apply to RP, so
here's one idea...

Visualize the use of this technique in (micro) 3D sculpture. Is this
different from moving clay around to form an object? If this technique is
combined with a multi axis manipulating device, the resulting machine could
sculpt a prototype from a block of material by both subtractive and additive

I can see lot's of potential RP uses for re-shaping metals and plastics...
Anybody else?

Larry Blasch

-----Original Message-----
From: Blasch, Larry
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 12:54 PM
Subject: [rp-ml] Anybody see how this might relate to RP? 15:26 14 May 04
Micro-sculptures give metal the Velcro touch
Minuscule shapes sculpted on metal surfaces could have a profound impact in
many fields of engineering.
By training intense electron beams on the surface of metals, Bruce Dance and
his team have found a way to fashion delicate metal projections that will
act like ultra-strong Velcro to form much tougher joints between metals and
lightweight composite materials in aircraft and cars...

Larry Blasch
Design Engineer/CAE Systems Administrator

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