FW: [rp-ml] RP and Me

From: Hilbrandt, Fred <fhilbrandt_at_fbiacademy.edu>
Date: Tue Jan 20 2009 - 20:10:04 EET

Elaine - We've been active in RP/RM for over 15 years now and at least
70% of our SL production goes out as final product. The primary
improvement over 10-15 years ago is the properties of the available SL
resins, allowing us to produce parts that actually look AND FUNCTION
like production components. This has allowed us to generate parts (from
our own designs) that have lasted at least 5 years out in the field.


A couple of years ago, several papers were delivered at the 3D Systems
Users Group comparing the various RP technologies and they found that SL
to be the most robust, due to the competing resin vendors driving
improvements in the products. SL, as far as we're concerned, is not
only alive and well, but probably the best RP/RM technology out there


Fredrick Hilbrandt


Machining & Prototyping Unit



From: owner-rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi [mailto:owner-rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi] On
Behalf Of Elaine Hunt
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 11:50 AM
To: rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi
Subject: [rp-ml] RP and Me


I left the RPMl about 5 years ago and decided this week to re-join to
see just where the technology had moved. I was shocked to see the naming
debate was still a topic however it is an interesting one and seems to
be based on just how individuals interact with the technology.


I came back to RPML to learn more and catch up so here are my questions:


This June will be the 20th year since I first trained at 3D Systems. How
many of the real

Dinasaurs are still lurking about?


What can you do with the technology today that you could not do...

20 years ago?

10 years ago?

5 years ago?


What do you want to the able to do in

5 years?

10 years?

20 years?


What if anything is keeping you from being able to achieve this need?


What has surprised you the most about the technology?





Received on Tue Jan 20 20:12:23 2009

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