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

From: Steve Pinkston (
Date: Fri Jan 19 2007 - 20:49:05 EET

The Web site does not list what the material is. The part look pretty
good, though no telling what kind of post-processing they went through.

Steve R. Pinkston
Engineering Manager
Aerospace & Defense
Essex Ind., Inc.
6 Sunnen Drive
St. Louis, MO 63143
314-644-3000, Ext 347
FAX 314-644-3857

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Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] New Low Cost 3D Systems 3D Printer

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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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 20:28:28 EST
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] New Low Cost 3D Systems 3D Printer

In a message dated 1/18/2007 7:09:14 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

  Check out
  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
(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

* Copyright Castle Island Co., All rights reserved


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