RE: [rp-ml] Vibration sensitivity of SLA equipment?

From: Andrew Graves <>
Date: Wed Jan 25 2006 - 04:49:03 EET

MessageHi Steve
It is true that 3D has never had a vibration spec. What I always told
customers (and still do) is that if you can see ripples on a bucket of
water, it's probably not a good place for the SL system.
The only place I know that ever installed a system (a 250) near a railway
line was IMI in the UK. Can't remember how close it was though.
Here's their web site:
Don't know who works there now, so I can't give you a contact name but if
you call them there might be someone who remembers me from my time at 3D UK.

Andrew Graves
Total C S Team, Inc.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: []On Behalf
Of Steve Stewart
  Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 3:14 PM
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  Subject: [rp-ml] Vibration sensitivity of SLA equipment?

  Hi, all -

  We are planning on moving our facility this next year, probably just a few
miles away from where we are now. However, one of the questions that was
just asked is, "do you have any concerns about railroad tracks, thus
vibrations, near the building?"

  I'm pretty sure that having trains run right by an SLA machine would be a
bad idea, but can anybody tell me what a safe distance from tracks might be?
Any real-life experience with trains and vibrations?

  Thanks in advance,

  Steve Stewart

  Steve Stewart
  protogenic, inc.
  1490 w. 121 ave., suite 101
  westminster, co 80234

  Protogenic - Your design, our commitment
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