I checked our laser hours this morning, we've logged 6371 hours. Our
normal power at the vat is 134 Mw. This is due to our Max draw speed of
100. I'm not sure what the power at the vat would be if I increase the
draw speed but I do know part surface quality degrades if I do.
Joseph DeGuglielmo wrote:
> Here at Kodak we have had a SLA 350 installed since June of 1996. The laser
> has been very stable and is the original. I'm replying to this note from home
> so I can't tell you what the logged hours are but if you would like to know I
> can pass that information on to you. I can tell you that in that same period
> we have gone through 3 SLA 250 lasers (40 Mw) and we're on our second SLA 500
> laser (400 Mw).
> Kress Russell wrote:
> > Would any user's care to comment on the Spectra-Physics solid state
> > laser used in the 3D Systems line of Stereolithography machines (SLA-350,
> > 3500, 5000). We've heard that they last up to 10,000 hrs or more. Any
> > posted info (good or bad) would be greatly appreciated, and direct emails
> > will be held in strict confidence. Thanks.
> > Russell E. Kress
> > Motorola Inc.
> > Scottsdale, Arizona
> Joe DeGuglielmo
Joe DeGuglielmo Eastman Kodak Company Rapid Prototyping Center 901 Elmgrove Rd. Rochester, NY 14653-5315 (716)-726-7046 firstname.lastname@example.org
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