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

From: Warner, Pat <>
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 18:12:37 EEST

Note that you will need to use a binder on your powder if you want to run it in an SLS machine

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From: [] On Behalf Of John Eric Voltin
Sent: 10 September 2008 15:03
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] supporting flat area above another flat area issue


You should look at Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) machines for your test.
 These machines use powder, unlike Stereo Lithography (SLA) machines which
use a liquid.

Both EOS and 3D Systems manufacture SLS systems. Of course, SLS machines
are used extensively by many rapid prototyping service bureaus.

 - John

John Eric Voltin
Mechanical Engineer
Agile Technology

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> application.
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