The History of RP!

Date: Fri Sep 03 1999 - 14:42:15 EEST

I'd like to know if anyone can help me with some information which I
can use towards my MSc project.

I'm trying to find information on the history/development of RP prior
to the patent being issued for the stereolithography machine in March
1986, and the formation of 3D systems.

I am aware of a patent being issued to another Californian company back
in March 1978 for a 3D replicator which produced precision patterns by
a photochemical fabrication process, but this was probably not the
first of its kind and there were probably more developments in between.

I would appreciate the help of anyone (especially those of you with old
heads on young shoulders) who can point me in the direction of any web
pages or other literature that might be useful, as there seems to be
little information available.

You may reply by personal mail if you prefer.


Mick Priest email:
Rapid Prototyping & Tooling
Rover Group

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