Re: [rp-ml] FDM for manufacturing

From: Terry Wohlers (
Date: Fri Mar 04 2005 - 23:48:31 EET


See the following. It was taken from Wohlers Report 2004.

At an FDM user's manufacturing plant, a pulley on a production line belt sander cracked, taking the belt sander out of commission. The cracked pulley was made of aluminum, but to avoid any more downtime, the fabrication manager decided to try a polycarbonate part from the FDM Titan. After a month of operation, the pulley was still going, and the fabrication manager was in no hurry to replace it with its aluminum counterpart.

I hope this helps!


Terry Wohlers
Wohlers Associates, Inc.
OakRidge Business Park
1511 River Oak Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 USA
Fax 970-225-2027

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Ricardo Calumby
  Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 12:46 PM
  Subject: [rp-ml] FDM for manufacturing

  Hello all,

  Has anyone already used the FDM technology to build end parts? I know that there are many people using SLS for rapid manufacturing, but, the FDM I have never heard about.


  Ricardo Calumby
  Materials Engineer

  Yahoo! Acesso Grátis - Internet rápida e grátis. Instale o discador do Yahoo! agora.

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.7 : Mon Jan 02 2006 - 08:09:07 EET