Russ: I can only state that I have prototyped several parts for mold-makers
to better be able to visualize the part depicted on a complex print (usually
The most recent was one last week, the drawing for which was not especially
well done, with enough hidden lines, probably eroneously drawn, that
internal slot features were difficult to discern. This particular part and
print are a good case study. Our tool-maker was VERY appreciative!
Best Regards, Tom Richards, Metallurgist
At 03:58 PM 4/21/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Clearly, one can get a better quotation on conventionally produced mold tooling
>when one supplies an RP model along with the drawings. Does anyone know of any
>published studies with hard numbers that supports this statement?
>Parker Hannifin Corp., Racor Div.
>For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
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