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Three-dimensional lithography: laser modeling using photopolymers
Author(s): Tim B. Heller
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Paper Abstract

In the past few years, a new technology for producing fast turnaround prototype models utilizing state-of-the-art technology has emerged. This technology, known as rapid modeling or desktop manufacturing, has capabilities that were previously unavailable for prototypes. In essence, rapid modeling breaks down a CAD solid or surface model into many descriptive cross-sections, which are then re-created by machine and adhered to one another to form an almost infinite set of shapes as a real three-dimensional part. This process employs leading edge technology in scanning, computer hardware/software, and lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1454, Beam Deflection and Scanning Technologies, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.28041
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Tim B. Heller, Quadrax Laser Technology, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1454:
Beam Deflection and Scanning Technologies
Leo Beiser; Gerald F. Marshall, Editor(s)

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