RE: [rp-ml] Stratasys models for investment casting

From: JohnIrvin <>
Date: Thu Jan 10 2008 - 17:21:37 EET

I remember a while back at a stratasys user group one of the foundries was
using ABS material in fdm's machines for master patterns. If remember right
you would shell the part to a wall thickness of around .06 to 0.1 inches.
SLS has I think a polystyrene that would be used for masters. Never used it
but did know about it.

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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Bob Olsen
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 4:30 PM
To: Doug Johnson; Rp-ml
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Stratasys models for investment casting

Dimensions are ABS only machines, so it doubtful they'd make good burn out

The Stratasys web site doesn't seem to indicate a material that would be
appropriate for an investment cast pattern, but we'll wait to see if anyone
has been successful Doug.


 Download FDM System Material Guide- Graphically represents materials
availability for each FDM system.

Regards, Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Doug Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 1:51 PM
To: 'Rp-ml'
Subject: [rp-ml] Stratasys models for investment casting

Hey All,

I had a customer ask me about using Dimension Printer models for investment
casting masters?

Is anyone doing this?


Looking for advice.


Doug Johnson
Received on Thu Jan 10 15:47:59 2008

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