Nice.....but...... RE: [rp-ml] Stratasys stock soars on news of 3-D printer deal with Hewlett-Packard

From: David Pinkston <>
Date: Thu Jan 21 2010 - 15:17:14 EET

Nice…….. but………


Yea, it’s nice to have a 3D part in your hands but to think that you’ll replace the 2D doc with a 3D part to communicate all the information that’s need to manufacture a component in production is more than a little extreme. I’m not saying this couldn’t happen but someone, and I think it should be the RP industry, needs to come up with ways to reflect the “written” communication into a “symbolic” type of communication that can be applied to a 3D part indicating most if not all the necessary information needed to produce the component in a production arena. “We can build anything” so why not incorporate symbols on or attached to parts indicating other information. GD&T is already symbolic to an extent but we could do more, we have multiple surfaces to put info on not just one like 2D. We don’t have to stay on the component it could attach and protrude from the component. So on and so forth……..


What would happen to this industry if we could replace the 2D doc?????


Am I just dreaming? This isn’t the first this has been brought up is it? Are there some that are doing something like this now in their facility?


Should we attempt to develop a standard for the RP industry that incorporates 2D communication practices onto a 3D part? I think we should and I’m not a RP equipment manufacture.


Anyway, just some thoughts and ramblings.


Dave P


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"Stratasys stock soars on news of 3-D printer deal with Hewlett-Packard

By Brad Allen | Published Wed, Jan 20 2010 9:53 am


Tuesday was a big day for Stratasys Inc. (Nasdaq: SSYS) after the company announced it had inked an exclusive distribution deal with Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) to develop and manufacture an exclusive line of 3-D printers.


Stratasys’ stock shot up nearly 44 percent to reach a high of $25.60 on the news, with trading of 2.6 million shares, more than 25 times normal volume...."






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