RE: [rp-ml] Back from oblivion

From: Mitchell, Doug \(D.B.\) (
Date: Mon Aug 08 2005 - 20:24:47 EEST

Were your ears burning last Wednesday? Your name came up at the SME Tech
Summit during
an RP Panel discussion. We brought up the concept of low cost fabbers.
In fact, so did Marshall's
What do you mean that you are retiring? I didn't think that you could
retire until you are at least

        -----Original Message-----
        From: []
On Behalf Of Marshall Burns
        Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 11:38 AM
        To: 'Elaine T. Hunt';
        Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Back from oblivion


        Hi Elaine,


                    Wonderful to hear from you. You are another champion
of the low-cost personal fabber, even if not by that terminology!


                    How long ago did Clemson close its RP lab? Clemson
was one of the pioneering institutions in both education and research in
this field. Can you say something about how it came about that it was
closed down? (Off list if necessary.) I think that whatever transpired
and whatever lessons can be learned from the Clemson experience could be
instructive for other institutions carrying the banner, or thinking of
doing so.


        Best regards,

        Marshall Burns <>






        From: Elaine T. Hunt []
        Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 06:44
        To: Marshall Burns;
        Subject: Re: [rp-ml] Back from oblivion


        At 09:19 AM 8/6/2005, Marshall Burns wrote:

        Hello to my friends (and others) in RP Land,
         Are we ready yet to make magic?

        Wondered what happened to you. I am not sure my emails get
posted to the RPML but I can received them or some of them. Welcome
        I guess it is about time we dinosaurs decided which path in life
to take at this point. RP is maturing even at a slow pace and the
pioneers have left for other discoveries. Even I now push the RFID
technologies that is sweeping across company supply chains.
        Is nano the way? Fred Steinbauer told me it was many years ago
before he died. Do I see it making parts on a production line anytime in
my lifetime. NO however it can will does produce additives that will
enhance material properties. One thing I never got to do before we
closed our RP labs was produce a SLA with nano particles embedded. Oh does change but life continues and someone will make that
part or maybe already has made it.
        I will be leaving Clemson before year's end and move to other
technologies even as I retire and move into a personal life. Retirement
for me is my chance to embrace the new without the confines of
responsibilities to others. I think teaching young people to reach for
their dreams would be ideal place for you and for them. There is much
to discover and man has yet to scratch the surface in discoveries as
most are bound by limitations set by the sciences. I look forward to
retiring because I now spell it Freedom!

        Get busy living or continue on dying
                                Shawshank Redemption
        Elaine Hunt
        843-760-4519 (Voice)

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