From: Charles Overy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 18 2005 - 19:53:56 EEST
>They said: "Cynoacrylate?" I said I thought a type of CA was used for
infiltrating, but not jetting out onto the material.
You are correct. There is a relatively thin solution that comes out of the
ink jet heads (standard HP or in the older models Cannon) What is in this
is a mystery to me except it is non toxic. It does contain some water, and
agents that control how fast it dries and how much it permeates into the
The parts are porous and you can make them stronger by infiltrating them
with CA, wax, epoxy, etc.
My take on describing the proeces is that the powder is selectively
solidified by the jetted binder. The newer powders are "plaster based" so I
assume it is a reaction that is started by the water in the binder.
I am sure you can talk to someone at Z Corp www.zcorp.com
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
Of Scott Tilton
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 6:38 AM
Subject: [rp-ml] What type of adhesive is used in a Z-Corp Machine?
Someone asked me this question . .and I didn't know the answer. (sorry, I
'm not a Z-Corp know it all)
They said: "Cynoacrylate?"
I said I thought a type of CA was used for infiltrating, but not jetting
out onto the material.
Someone else said he thought the binding was a combination of some stuff
jetted out of the print head (possibly water) and a material mixed in the
He swore that's how it was done.
Maybe it was in the beginning.
Maybe it still is.
Maybe it never was.
Someone please give me good schooling on this topic.
If you don't want to type it all out, drop me an e-mail and I'll call you
(or you can call me) to explain it.
Thanks in advance.
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