A disposable liquid build material feed cartridge for use in a solid imaging apparatus and a method of dispensing build material for use in such an apparatus with a radiation transparent build material carrier. The disposable liquid build material feed cartridge recovers unused liquid material from the radiation transparent build material carrier and recycles it through a filter into a supply reservoir for reuse. A dispersing roller is employed to express any entrapping air bubbles in the solidifiable liquid build material that is dispensed onto the radiation transparent build material carrier prior to its being imaged.
5,094,935 Method and apparatus for fabricating three dimensional objects from photoformed precursor sheets
5,158,858 Solid imaging system using differential tension elastomeric film
5,122,441 Method for fabricating an integral three-dimensional object from layers of a photoformable composition
5,474,719 Method for forming solid objects utilizing viscosity reducible compositions
5,391,072 Solid imaging apparatus having a semi-permeable film
5,429,908 Exposure method for reducing distortion in models produced through solid imaging by forming a non-continuous image of a pattern which is then imaged to form a continuous hardened image of the pattern
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