Rapid Prototyping

Hudspeth, Mike
February 2007
Cadalyst;Feb2007, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p44
Trade Publication
The article introduces various types of rapid prototyping technology including stereolithography (STL), that works by preserving a light-sensitive resin in layers, selective laser sintering (SLS), that uses powdered materials in place of liquids, and fused deposition modeling (FDM), that works by extruding a small liquefied bead of plastic and drawing the layers of the model. FDM machines starts with the STL file format to stimulate the three-dimensional (3D) model. SLS technology performed similarly with STL but differs on the material used in the process.


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