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Project ID: G1RT-CT-2001-05049
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: Spain

RP models purchase specifications

The aim of the purchase procedure is to make sure that the communication between the RP model supplier and the foundry is good and the latter receives the product with the required properties and dimensions.

Rapid prototype models are used for many different applications (foundry expendable models, functional components, reference components, design models etc) and each of these applications has their own requirements. In the case of precision foundries important factors such as surface quality, tolerances, nature of the material with which the model is built, etc. are essential factors that affect the validity of the final cast product. Therefore the quality and repeatability of the models must be assured as much as possible. The purchase procedure identifies which are the essential parameters that must be specified by the foundry in order to make sure that the optimum casting conditions are obtained.

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Mikeletegi Pasealekua 2
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