Is this the $1,000 Hewlett-Packard stereolithography machine...?

Date: Mon Jun 30 2003 - 20:57:36 EEST

6/27/03 Update for the Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping web site

Good Day:

*** The latest edition of the RP PATENT ALERT NEWSLETTER is now available on
The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping web site. A stupefying total of
nearly 130 RP patents and applications were published from 3/25/03 to 6/10/03.

-- Is this the $1,000 Hewlett-Packard stereolithography machine described in
a recent New York Times article? Read their application and judge for

-- Can you change a hologram into a solid object? Here's an application that
describes a way to do it.

-- Learn the details of soluble photopolymer support materials work from
Objet, and many aspects of the InVision (TM) technology and materials from 3D

-- Envisiontec's BioPlotter (TM) technology is detailed.

-- Stratasys describes how they've improved the accuracy in the FDM process.

-- People involved in the jewelry field should check out the claims in a
patent issued to Robert Zieverink.

These are the briefest of highlights. Enormous efforts are being exerted in
the areas of technology, rapid manufacturing and tooling, materials and
medicine. There are literally the equivalent of thousands of printed pages in the
material in this update. The Newsletter is hyperlinked to allow you to home in on
the areas that interest you - or page through it all in just a few minutes.
Find out what's really going on.

Use the red *PATENTS HOT NOW* button on our home page to jump to the
newsletter or just click on the PATENTS button at the top of any page.

There are nearly 80 glossary entries and more than 60 acronyms. Quick
definitions are presented, but most terms are linked to other areas of the site for
in-depth explanations. Let us know if there are things we missed that might
bring greater order to the alphabet soup that is RP.


The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping

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