RE: [rp-ml] Back from oblivion

From: Rose & Crangle, Ltd. (
Date: Mon Aug 08 2005 - 20:51:23 EEST

Elaine and Marshall, I also would like to hear the Clemson history, if
you could do it on list.
We all move on.
Rose & Crangle, Ltd
117 N. 4th Street, PO Box 285
Lincoln, KS 67455
785 524 5050 (fax 3130)
-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Marshall Burns
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 10:38 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 back.

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

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