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Mid-priced FDM rapid prototyper uses ABS, PC.

A new Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) rapid-prototyping system boasts a middle price range and flexibility--it can be upgraded with a larger modeling chamber, more material bays, and new modeling materials as they emerge. The FDM Vantage from Stratasys in Minneapolis can use engineering thermoplastics--ABS and polycarbonate--and also the company's WaterWorks water-soluble supports for ABS modeling. Product manager Patrick Robb says the FDM Vantage brings these capabilities to a mid-priced system. It costs about $150,000 vs. $250,000 for the high-end FDM Maxum system. FDM Vantage's chamber measures 14 x 10 x 10 in. The machine is said to be quiet and safe enough for use in an office environment. Tel: (888) 480-3548, www.stratasys.com
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Title Annotation:Auxiliaries
Publication:Plastics Technology
Date:Sep 1, 2003
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