>From what I understand ".stl" is so called from STereoLithography, as it
was one of the first RP technologies, and the name just stuck. It's
like saying "Skil Saw" instead of "circular saw". Anyone please correct
me if I'm wrong, I'm interested as well.
>From: Reggie Ponder[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 1997 9:04 AM
>Subject: History of .stl format
>Does anyone out there no what .stl stand for? How was it established as
>the format of choice among most RP equipment and CAD vendors? Who
>developed it? Who named it? etc.
>Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Institute
>Georgia Institute of Technology
>Manufacturing Research Center
>813 Ferst Drive
>Atlanta, GA 30332-0406
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