Date: Tue Aug 12 2003 - 00:19:12 EEST
Actually someone already has come very close to reproducing the Schroff
system. Might even be made under license, for all I know.
>From the Commercial Systems Directory on our site
under the LOM category:
Try these folks:
"Boxford Co. (UK) The company offers an low-cost software package called
RapidPRO which can slice an STL file and lay it out for automatic layer
fabrication on a vinyl sign cutter. The layers are subsequently assembled manually. "
Castle Island Co.
19 Pondview Road
Arlington, MA 02474 USA
781-646-6280 (voice or fax)
The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping
In a message dated 03-08-11 15:44:12 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Schroff Development sold its last JP5 System in 2001 when it sold five of
them. The company no longer sells them today. Over the past few years, Schroff
has transitioned to becoming a CAD textbook publisher.
You may find a used JP5 System on the market. A total of 172 were sold, with
64 systems sold in 1997 alone. It was a good process for teaching the concept
of manufacturing models by layer, so schools liked them. Some companies also
benefited from the JP5 and at least one of them was able to build certain
parts with it faster than with an SLA 250. And with a price of $7,500 to $10,500
for a JP5 System, the difference in cost was dramatic. Perhaps someone should
explore the possibility of bringing a similar paper lamination device back to
the market place.
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