[hackerspaces] [rp-ml] Helisys LOM-2030H

Stewart Dickson mathartspd at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 17:39:36 CEST 2012

Here's an example of a 3D object (STL file) built on a Helisys LOM
circa 1995 -- It has the look of lightly-burned wood:
Linked from:

Helisys was a couple of Russian guys named Michael Feygin and Michael
Tsenter located in Fullerton, CA.


-Stewart, http://us.imdb.com/Name?Stewart+Dickson

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Stewart Dickson <mathartspd at gmail.com> wrote:
> For those unfamiliar with LOM, it is basically a 40-Watt (or so, maybe
> less) X-Y laser cutter with a Z-axis and a mechanism for fusing the
> layer of paper being cut to the layer before it with thermal glue
> (coated on the underside of the paper) by rolling a heated roller over
> it.  It is 20-year-old technology.  Cheers,  -Stewart,
> http://tech-knowledge.tumblr.com
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Joe Veldhuis <joe at selecteng.com>
> Date: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM
> Subject: [rp-ml] Helisys LOM-2030H
> To: rp-ml at rapid.lpt.fi
> Hello list!
> We have a Helisys LOM-2030H that has been sitting idle for a few years
> now, and I want to try to get it running again. The machine seems to
> be more-or-less operational, and as far as I know it hasn't been moved
> or otherwise altered since it was last used. However, when I power up
> the machine and start LOMSlice, I get the error message "Platform
> motor alarm was detected", and the software fails to connect.
> I don't know if it's related or not, but I notice that one of the
> relays (labeled #3) is opening and closing once every second.
> Any advice?
> --------------------
> Joe Veldhuis
> Select Manufacturing Services
> 1210 E. Barney Ave
> Muskegon, MI 49444
> joe at selecteng.com
> (231) 722-1144

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