RE: [rp-ml] SLS Lock-up Discussion

From: Miller, Michael W (
Date: Fri Apr 22 2005 - 19:04:10 EEST

Our Vanguard HS went into "la-la" land for exactly one hour last
weekend. With help from 3D (Dwayne Moore), I'm pretty sure it was
initiated by Windows trying to do an automatic update although we
haven't proven that. Make sure any automatic updates such as antivirus
or Windows, and any scheduled tasks, are disabled. We also seem to have
discovered a discrepancy between the Real Monitor time and the blog time
of one hour....Maybe a result of daylight savings?

Michael W Miller (
desk) 206-655-3289 pgr) 206-416-0257 fax) 655-0025
The Boeing Company Seattle M/C 45-17 66-ZB-XS29
Rapid Product Manufacturing 655-4366 or 655-2262
Disclaimer: Engineer and out the other!

-----Original Message-----
From: David K. Leigh []
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 7:51 AM
Subject: [rp-ml] SLS Lock-up Discussion

Greetings fellow SLSers in the Wide Wide World of Digital Manufacturing,

I thought I'd pose a discussion question for y'all. Ever since we've
worked with SLS equipment, we have had occassions where our machines go
into la-la land overnight and we come in the next day to find them
sitting there, being less than productive. It seems the standard
time-out discipline technique doesn't work so well. So, we've tried a
few other things. . .

In some cases we've changed the scanner computer, other times we've
gotten a new main computer. But it seems that no matter what you do,
there seems to always be that possibility.

So, what have been your experiences with this? Any magic wiffle dust
that works particularly well?

Look forward to seeing a lively discussion.

<Sits back, opens some freshly popped popcorn, and pops open a cold Dr.

David K. Leigh (254)933-1000
Harvest Technologies fax(254)298-0125
Rapid Prototyping Services

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