From: Bill Bankes (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Nov 15 2007 - 14:44:01 EET
Just a word about EPS foam. Our material is also use in the process and
burns out vs. melting. For larger simpler items, EPS foam works great. We
also put a smooth coating on the surface.
Global Foam Company
Custom Cut Foam Shapes!
33 Commerce Park Drive
Dayton, Oh 45404
866-897-4894 Toll Free
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Of John Eric Voltin
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 6:34 PM
To: Bernard Bryce
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Investment casting
My understanding is that CastForm for SLS burns out very well - almost
identical to casting pattern wax. I have seen it used to cast steels,
aluminum, titanium, and some exotic aerospace alloys. There is a spec sheet
from 3D Systems at the following link?
> Hi Bill, If the parts are small and don't contain undercuts etc. Then
> two-sided machining in wax, of a bunch of parts at a time should be
> the most economical and give the best burnout results.
> Solidscape machines produce very detailed parts, with excellent
> burnout, but the parts will work out relatively expensive.
> As far as I know, all other machines/resins leave varying degrees of
> ash, and/or require special burnout procedures.
> Does anyone else know of a clean burn-out printer?
> Bernard Bryce,
> Precisioncast Ltd.
> Pollinore, Corofin,
> Galway, Ireland
> +353 93 41198
> +353 86 8521858
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> Behalf Of Bill Bedford
> Sent: 14 November 2007 13:46
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [rp-ml] Investment casting
> I'm looking at the possibility of using a 3d printer to directly
> produce waxes for investment casting for low volume production.
> Has anyone any experience of doing this?
> What machines would people recommend and are there any potential
> problem I should be aware of?
> Bill Bedford
> "Nothing is as important as model railways and even that isn't very
> -some wiseguy somewhere
John Eric Voltin
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