Re: [rp-ml] New machines could turn homes into small factories (My 2 cents..)]

From: Adrian Bowyer (
Date: Sat Mar 26 2005 - 19:03:53 EET


> Something very close has been done. Neil Hopkinson and Poonjolai
> Erasenthiran at Loughborough Univ have used carbon-blacked nylon for an
> object material,
> and white nylon powder for support in a technique they call High Speed
> Sintering.
> They envision selectively jetting the black stuff, or jetting an energy
> aborber on the surface of the stack as you describe - among other
> implementations.
> Already has a UK patent and I'm guesing a search would turn up additional
> prior art.
> See this page for the abstract of their SFF '04 paper:

Thanks. I'll check with Neil what he thinks about it.



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