[rp-ml] Re: Highest aspect ratio part from an RP/RM machine?

From: Wesley Brooks <wesbrooks_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri Aug 25 2006 - 16:58:43 EEST

Just as a foot note the laser in our machine is a 100W unit supplied by SPI
lasers, Southampton. The ruler was just the cleanest one in the lab!

On 25/08/06, Wesley Brooks <wesbrooks@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear RP-ML Subscribers,
> A recent build here at the University of Liverpool on our MCP SLM Realizer
> 2 has yielded some very impressive parts. The parts in question where not
> the main reason for the build, and I haven't spent any time optimising the
> settings to build lattice parts on this machine. As it happens this is my
> first build on the new machine which that was delivered about a month ago.
> Please feel free to have a look at the pictures on the website bellow, I
> think they may qualify for one of the highest aspect ratio parts built on an
> RP machine. They are 101mm long and between 100 and 200 microns diameter.
> I'll get some SEM pictures sorted early next week and add them to the page
> to confirm / back this up. The build material is gas atomised 316L stainless
> steel supplied by Sandvik Osprey, and the layer thickness was 50 microns.
> pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~wkb <http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/%7Ewkb>
> Given the time for another build (...and a reason to do so!) I feel that
> these structures could have been built higher. 100mm is by no means a limit,
> it's just the height of the other parts in the build and their support
> structures.
> This work was carried out at MSERC (Manufacturing Science and Engineering
> Research Centre) at the University of Liverpool run by Dr. Chris Sutcliffe.
> Yours Faithfully,
> Wesley Brooks
Received on Fri Aug 25 16:08:52 2006

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