We have just installed an SLA7000 with Lightyear. We plan to build a large
QuickCast part (500 mm diameter x 200 mm high x 1.5mm wall thickness) next
week. I will be happy to keep you informed of the progress.
Prof. P. M. Dickens
Dept. of Mech. & Manuf. Eng.
De Montfort University
England LE1 9BH
Tel: +44 (0)116 257 7689
Fax: +44 (0)116 257 7025
Mobile: +44 (0)468 827039
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
> Of Miller, Michael W
> Sent: 29 July 1999 15:45
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: 3D Lightyear (Humble Pie For Bob)
> Bob, Have you built any quickcast yet? Any words of wisdom or
> dismay? ... I'm especially curious if they've fixed vents and
> drains problems and given the customer more flexibility in their
> placement. Also, I don't understand why the preparation
> software will allow higher scan speeds in the build. Not that
> I'm not excited... I've got a hot new P3 Zeon ready for 3D light speed.
> Michael W Miller (Mike.Miller3@PSS.Boeing.com)
> The Boeing Company MS 17-PE B-XT62
> Propulsion Experimental Hardware 206-655-3289
> Rapid Prototyping 655-4366 Lab 655-4365
> > ----------
> > From: Fusioneng@aol.com[SMTP:Fusioneng@aol.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 1999 8:58 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: 3D Lightyear (Humble Pie For Bob)
> > A few weeks ago I blasted 3D Systems saying 3D lightyear was
> vaporware. It
> > was of course just ancious anticipation on my part. 3D Lightyear is now
> > shipping (according to sources at 3D). I have been using the
> beta3 version of
> > lightyear for about a week now. I am truly humbled because this
> software is
> > even better than I could have imagined. What used to take us 5
> or 6 hours to
> > slice on our old SGI Indigo II now slices in 15 minutes on my
> much lower cost
> > SGI NT workstation. They have automatic verify and automatic
> part placement
> > which is really nice for when your building bunches of parts.
> The new copy
> > feature to make multiples of parts is really handy.
> > All the resin and recoater parameters are included and seem
> to work very
> > well right out of the box.
> > The software is all windows based and very easy to operate
> with online
> > help that is very well written.
> > The buildstation 5 software is also very solid. The line
> drawing is now
> > done differently so I'm told. We were able to increase our
> drawing speed from
> > 75 on borders and 125 on hatching up to 125 borders and 200
> hatching with no
> > apparent degredation in quality. This in combination with the
> good SL5510
> > resin parameters has decreased our buildtimes by as much as 50%
> from before.
> > Tony the 3D field service technician in the Chicago area had everything
> > running in about a day. He really knows his stuff.
> > I just want to commend the 3D Systems development team for the best
> > software product I have seen in a long while. I hope this gets
> me back in
> > good graces with 3D now.
> > with egg on my face
> > Bob Morton
> > Fusion Engineering
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