Strange process needs a name

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NC
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Strange process needs a name

Postby NC » Wed Jan 16, 2002 5:28 pm

This is a last ditch attempt to find out about a process I've seen a couple of times.What they do is take a 3D computer model, with this the computer guides a laser through a clear liquid, and slowly its build a 3D model out of this clear liquid.It looks very much like a 3D printer, any idea what this process is called, who does it and how much it costs?CheersNigel

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Strange process needs a name

Postby AndyThomas » Thu Jan 17, 2002 1:01 am

This site any good to you? The process seems to be called Rapid Prototyping, and I suspect the liquid could be molten wax. See what you think...http://cyberfx.com/
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NC
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Strange process needs a name

Postby NC » Thu Jan 17, 2002 10:03 pm

Thanks for the link Andy, strangly enough it doesn't look like the same method, the process I've seen produces a clear and what looks like plastic objects...Having said that this process with the wax looks quite nice as well, depends on the size they can produce... I'm going to drop them a quick email to find out about price, this process looks quicker/cheaper than the other so might be the one to go for... I can always use them as molds... hmmm... exciting Nigel

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Strange process needs a name

Postby Happosai » Mon Jan 21, 2002 12:06 am


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Strange process needs a name

Postby NC » Mon Jan 21, 2002 3:47 pm

You guys are great... award yourselves gold stars, Happosai for find the one I was talking about and Andy for finding a brand new one which I've not heard about but might be cheaper Interesting times ahead I thinkNigel

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Strange process needs a name

Postby NC » Fri Jan 25, 2002 5:16 pm

Couple of companies do what I want and more besides by the look of it.If anyone else is interested they arehttp://www.toybuilders.com/andhttp://www.arrke ... cus.htmand of course the one Andy originally pointed me at...Right thanks again everyone, I knew you could help.


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