Re: [rp-ml] New Low Cost 3D Systems 3D Printer

Date: Fri Jan 19 2007 - 16:58:14 EET

WOW- How will this impact Stratasys, ZCorp, and Solidscape?
Also, the Fab@Home efforts may be swimming against the tide.

But, we will probably find that the material costs are higher than the cost of silver for this new system. Does anyone know the material cost?


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Subject: Re: [rp-ml] New Low Cost 3D Systems 3D Printer

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  Anyone know the specifics?
  ----------------B. Matthew Michaelis,
  Ph.D.Research ScientistPhysical Optics Corporation20600 Gramercy
  Pl. Suite 100Torrance, CA 90501Phone: 310.320.3088 x154

See the top of this page:
Here's the straight poop on it from this quarter's Additive Fabrication Spy
(TM) Newsletter:
* "3D Systems has had a couple of patent applications published this period
for what might be next-generation photopolymer-based technology. One describes
the use of an endless transparent belt to provide thin, bubble-free layers of
photopolymer at the top of a build stack. Area-wise exposure is done through the
belt using a spatial light modulator such as a deformable mirror device (DMD). A
second patent application presents methods of increasing the resolution and edge
smoothness parts fabricated with such exposure devices. In addition, specific
photopolymer materials with characteristics which fit the process are being
explored by the company."
GrendaCastle Island Co.781-646-6280 (voice or fax)
(email)The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping

* Copyright Castle Island Co., All rights


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