RE: Educational RP/Research Firms Competing With Private Firms

From: Alain BERNARD (Alain.Bernard@cran.uhp-nancy.fr)
Date: Tue May 08 2001 - 23:35:34 EEST


Denis,

I agree with you but I am expecting more consideration from RP
manufacturers for people who demonstrate their technologies to future
technicians and engineers.

There is only one choice if we want to maintain our RP environment working
: business with industry. But, this in not well considered by SMEs and
service bureaus, because this their business !

So, I have personnaly asked RP manufacturers and venders to consider
education as ONE client instead of considering each school or university as
an individual client.

For softwares, many vendors let us use and teach their software for free.

So, PLEASE, consider that education environment MUST have a particular
consideration and LET US HAVE A FREE MAINTENANCE !

We spend a lot of time teaching and training on RP technologies. Of course,
we have to pay for materials but we should have a particular consideration
for maintenance.

I hope that many educational and academic colleagues will agree with me !

Best Regards,

Prof. A. BERNARD
vice-president of French Rapid Prototyping Association

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