From: Warner, Pat (Pat.Warner@uk.renaultf1.com)
Date: Fri May 06 2005 - 14:05:31 EEST
Sorry to contradict you Andrew.
Providing that the large layer thickness is a multiple of the smaller
one, multiple layer thicknesses can be achieved through a Z range.
Digital Manufacturing Supervisor
Renault F1 Team
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Sent: 06 May 2005 02:29
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Question from a dinosaur
It can be done, but it depends which version of Lightyear you are
running. I believe it couldn't be done in older versions.
You will probably have to utilize the "General" styles (with their wider
parameter allowances) to achieve what you want and beware the dreaded
Blade Gap parameters in the Recoat Parameters as they are related to the
Layer Thickness. You will have to change those also. It is advisable
to stick to multiples (e.g. 0.004" and 0.008" or 0.003" and 0.006"
etc.) It's still sometimes tricky though and care should be
taken...don't experiment on a vital build!!
What your guys probably mean is that you can't apply 0.004" to one part
and 0.005" to a different part. Remember, all parts on one given layer
must have the same Layer Thickness - so if you change LT at 2 inches
into one part, you should change at the same point on ALL the parts on
Good luck - let us know how you get on
Total C S Team, Inc.
Hi, all -
I started running our first 250 in 1990, so I believe I qualify
as a dinosaur. I have not had to actually run the machines myself for
several years (since Maestro).
In the olden days, we used to use different ranges of layer
thicknesses within a part. I'm 99% sure that we could run one build
style in a given range in Maestro, then change to a different build
style as we proceeded up the part. So, if I wanted to build .006"
layers on a real straight section, then .003" layers on an area I wanted
finer detail on, I could do that (historical note - we used to use .010"
layers and said that was "plenty good," then went down to .005" if we
REALLY wanted detail).
My LightYear-trained guys say this cannot be done. They say
only one build-style is allowed per platform (they agree you can do
different recoat styles, but not build styles).
I'd appreciate your feedback - is this really true? Obviously,
I don't have 3D maintenance, or I'd be calling them to ask them....
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