Re: [rp-ml] Another one bites the dust...

Date: Mon Oct 24 2005 - 04:28:00 EEST

Hi Ed,

I heard about it a week or two ago. It's sad to see it disappear. Maybe someone will pick up the technology and continue the work.



Terry Wohlers
Wohlers Associates, Inc.

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Subj: [rp-ml] Another one bites the dust...
Date: Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:39 pm
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Hi Folks:

Does anyone know when this happened? The page info is dated 10/21/05 so it
may have been just after the close of makets on Friday.

Ed Grenda
Castle Island Co. (email)

The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping


Clicking on this link:

Brings up this redirect and brief message:

For approximately seven years MTS has invested in laser additive
manufacturing (LAM) technology in hopes of commercializing the process.

We made many excellent technology advances. These advances include
substantial proprietary process developments as well as the delivery of LAM based
components now flying on various US military aircraft. We have been unsuccessful
however, in achieving a sustainable business model. Additionally, continued
operations would require significant further investments.

Since the business is not strategic to MTS, and given the conditions stated
above, MTS has decided to discontinue AeroMet operations.

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