What's in a Name? II

From: Yakov Horenstein (Electon)
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 1995

From: Yakov Horenstein (Electon)
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 1995
Subject: What's in a Name? II

Carl Deckard (carl.deckard@eng.clemson.edu) wrote:
> At least the name "Rapid Prototyping" is better than 
>"Desk Top Manufacturing"
     I am moved by Carl's declaration, coming as it does from the inventor 
of the D(esk) T(op) M(anufacturing) laser sintering process. 

Andre Dolenc (ado@mail.cs.hut.fi) wrote:
> In the last EARP Newsletter, on the back page, we gave the opportunity
> for readers to vote for the term they prefer for this technology.
     How many of you saw this newsletter? I didn't, despite having attended 
an EARP meeting last year. How about putting it to the vote again Andre, 
this time on rp-ml? For that matter, how about making an eVersion of 
the EARP newsletter?
> Most people don't care about the name...
     Do *we* care? Who are we? Just a bunch of the world's most knowledgable 
experts! I think most people on this list would agree that "RP" is inappropriate 
or inadequate or misleading in some way. WE can change that if we want to.

Brock Hinzmann wrote:
> Of course, my favorite was always Photo-Optic Object Fabrication (POOF)
     Did I tell you about our italian RP event called 
"Fabbricazione Additiva e Rapid Tooling", 
which became affectionately known as the FART conference?


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