Thermal stereolithograp using slice techniques

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5776409
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08299887

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The invention involves an improved system for producing a three-dimensional object by forming, successive cross-sections of the object from a material which is normal solid but which may be made flowable, including using data manipulation for converting a three-dimensional object representation into cross-sectional representations.

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3D SYSTEMS, INC.VALENCIA, CA427

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Almquist, Thomas A San Gabriel, CA 24 1505
Smalley, Dennis R Newhall, CA 177 4099

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