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icon14.gif  transparent part [message #36651] Fri, 14 October 2011 19:17 UTC Go to next message
avatar minhloc  is currently offline minhloc
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hello,

i have seen this website (rapid prototype machines), and it looks like they are making really transparent parts (pmma). Cool
does anybody know about it ?

http://www.stratoconception.com/index.php?option=com_content &task=view&id=90&Itemid=170&lang=fr

Re: transparent part [message #36652 is a reply to message #36651 ] Fri, 14 October 2011 19:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't read the language, but it looks like they cast the transparent parts from a temporary mold


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Re: transparent part [message #36656 is a reply to message #36652 ] Fri, 14 October 2011 20:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Very strange. I read the language and my understanding is that is is not 3D-printing. It is more laser cuting of different individual layers that are then assembled.
How they go from this set of layers to a transparent part is... unclear.

[Updated on: Fri, 14 October 2011 20:35 UTC]


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Re: transparent part [message #36658 is a reply to message #36656 ] Fri, 14 October 2011 20:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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They cut many slices in PMMA, then glue the slices. With proper care to avoid contamination and the right glue (solvent, not typical glue), the joints are transparent.
Re: transparent part [message #36660 is a reply to message #36658 ] Fri, 14 October 2011 20:30 UTC Go to previous message
avatar minhloc  is currently offline minhloc
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here is an explanation of the process

http://www.stratoconception.com/index.php?option=com_content &task=view&id=21&Itemid=84&lang=en

 
   
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