sterlithägrfA three-dimensional printing process whereby a CAD drawing of a part is processed to create a file of the part in slices and the part is constructed one slice (or layer) at a time (from bottom to top) by depositing layer upon layer of material (usually a liquid resin that can be hardened using a scanning laser), used for rapid prototyping.The first 3D printing technology. Pioneered by Chuck Hull of 3D Systems, stereolithography (SL) uses a liquid photopolymer that is cured one layer at a time with a UV laser. Stereolithography is used to make parts as large as 20 x 20 x 24, and engineers and industrial designers envision myriad applications for this process. See3D printing.
Stereolithography (SL) was brought down to the consumer level in 2012 by Formlabs with its Form 1 3D printer. In this example, an Eiffel tower is being created by beaming the laser up through the liquid photopolymer tray and curing one layer at a time. (Top image courtesy of Formlabs,
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The authors would like to take the opportunity to thank Dr John Whitters for the construction of the 3D
model, the Department of Medical Illustration for provision of photographic imaging and the Maxillofacial Radiographers for radiographic image acquisition.
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