Re: The future of RP and small Resin Manufacturers?

Marcelo Lordeiro <mrcustom@...>

IF the pattern maker is a model railroader , is also the resin caster and was the freight car design mananger for a car builder , I'm sure you will get something outstanding.
Marcelo Lordeiro

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Chapman
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2005 12:09 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: The future of RP and small Resin Manufacturers?

>>> ... if you mean eventually it will come to pass that we
everyday modeler types will be able to create masters... <<<

> NO. That is not what I mean Brian. This thread began by talking
> about compensation for making masters, and it arose that there
> are pattern makers out there who can do custom work. The problem
> with this is that the TRANSLATION from a modeler's head to a
> pattern maker's head to a resin caster's head is going to be a
> risky, error prone path.

Ahh, OK, I do see what you're saying now, I believe. Generally, I read
this list via daily Digests, and I do believe I missed the
compensation discussion at the thread's beginning.

Even now, though, the cost of using the .002" resolution system for
proof of concept is darn expensive. However, if a modeler is
well-to-do or intends to cast a number of copies to amortize costs of
a production run, it makes more sense.

I think others were saying this earlier, but I seemed to have gone off
in another direction. <g

Thanks for clarifying what you meant so that I could finally "get it."


Brian Chapman
Evansdale, Iowa


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