Re: The History of RP!

From: David Bourell (
Date: Fri Sep 03 1999 - 15:40:59 EEST

>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.

Chapter 1 of our book has a historical perspective on rapid prototyping
dating back to 1890!

J.J. Beaman, J. W. Barlow, D.L. Bourell, R.H. Crawford, H. L. Marcus, K.P.
McAlea, "Solid Freeform Fabrication: A New Direction In Manufacturing",
Kluwer Academic Press, Boston, 1997, 330 pages.

Dr. Dave Bourell
Temple Foundation Professor
University of Texas at Austin
Mechanical Engineering
MC C2200
Austin, Texas 78712-1063

+512-471-3170 voice
+512-471-7681 fax


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