RE: [rp-ml] supporting flat area above another flat area issue

From: Bill Bankes <>
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 15:33:08 EEST

General question:
What type of rapid prototype machine uses metal powder and sintering
process? My partner has created a new steel formula that has very useful
properties and we would like to try to use it in a powdered metal

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From: [] On Behalf
Of David.Oblak@Coulter.Com
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 7:43 AM
Subject: [rp-ml] supporting flat area above another flat area issue

Hello all,

I'm running into a support issue when supporting a flat area above another
flat area. Basically, the flats are parallel to each other and the platform.
Distance is irrelevant . The beginning support from the platform to the
first flat is fine. It's the bottom of the support structure (which should
attach from the top surface of the bottom flat) seems to lose itself as it
grows higher and eventually doesn't attach to the bottom surface of the
above flat. At times I lose most of the support but some grows in the
"stringy, fuzzy" mode. I've increased the overcure and also increased the
bottom contact. Sometimes this works but I still have issues. I hope I
didn't confuse anyone. Any suggestions will help.


Dave Oblak
Beckman/Coulter, Inc.
Principal Model Maker
Mechanical Design/RP

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