Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 23:00:30 GMT
From: Hale <halenopsamam.mail.com>
Subject: Re: Saab airplane logo online?


> > AH! Yes, that's just right. > > Here's the plan; I have a friend who has a machine which can make any > shape out of various resins / plastics, and I'm planning to send this to > him to find out if he can make it out of something that resembles > polished aluminum. The goal here is to be able to reproduce that part > for restorations. I have no clue at all if he can do it, and if he can > how much it will cost per unit, but having the artwork to start from > makes life a lot easier. <snip> I wonder if your friend has a rapid prototyping machine, if so it is very easy. The image can be imported into a CAD software and then converted to a 3D digital model. That file will then be converted to what's known as Stereolithograph format which is used by a rapid prototype machine. The outcome is a 3 dimensional resin model which can be used to make a female tool for investment casting. The cost would be manpower mainly. Good luck.

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