[MR2] Stereo Lithography
autoxer at sbcglobal.net
Wed Apr 8 14:54:20 EDT 2009
We used to send out SolidWorks 3D drawings to a vendor and would get a
model part back that was machined out of a block of plastic, but movable
parts in one shot, that's really slick. Notice that there was no mention
of the cost of the "printer", but I'll bet it's way up there. Of course,
when you have a huge garage with a full time staff, you can also afford
expensive machines and other toys.
When I have resort to making parts for my MR2, that's when it gets sold.
> Interesting stuff. I've seen a process that I recall was called "stereo
> lithography," in which a 3D computer model would be used to to create
> a small scale plastic model. Sorta like NC machining, except for I think it
> used some kind of chemical etching process. Maybe that's what the second
> machine Jay talked about was. Never seen a 3D scanner that would
> create computer model like that before. Pretty slick!
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