Re: History of .stl format

From: George Sachs (
Date: Wed Jan 15 1997 - 23:03:36 EET

Stl format was developed by 3D Systems (abbreviates StereoLithography?). A
definitive description and background can be found in Marshall Burns'
"Automated Fabrication" and I am sure he will respond in more detail to your

George Sachs
Paradyme Systems

At 10:04 AM 1/15/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello all--
>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.
>Reginald Ponder
>Laboratory Manager
>Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Institute
>Georgia Institute of Technology
>Manufacturing Research Center
>813 Ferst Drive
>Atlanta, GA 30332-0406
>404.894.7688 telephone
>404.894.0957 fax

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