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Current status and future prospects of laser stereolithography
Author(s): Tsuneo Hagiwara
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Paper Abstract

Stereolithography is a technology which converts 3-D CAD data to three-dimensional plastic models as a 3-D printer does. The shaped plastic model is useful for a verification model, an engineering design model, a working model, a master model for vacuum casting, a medical simulation model and etc. The fundamental technology of the stereolithography consists of four elements; hardware, software, photo-curable resin and know-how to use, whereas they are based on the key technologies for fabricating model. Out of these photo-curable resin has become the most important item, because the customer uses shaped plastic models with the resin for the research and development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5662, Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.596757
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Tsuneo Hagiwara, CMET Inc. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5662:
Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication
Isamu Miyamoto; Henry Helvajian; Kazuyoshi Itoh; Kojiro F. Kobayashi; Andreas Ostendorf; Koji Sugioka, Editor(s)

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