Re: 5/2/02 Update for the Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping web site

From: Steven Pollack (
Date: Fri May 03 2002 - 19:37:30 EEST

It seems odd that the United States government could be granted a patent
since public money was used and patents in general are to protect inventors
rights to commercialize.

Steven Pollack

> * The US Navy has received a patent for the production of sturdy parts by
> means of stereolithography. The method is based on impregnating an outer
> shell of the part formed using QuickCast (TM) or similar build styles with
> epoxy or other strengthening agent.

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