RE: [rp-ml] New Low Cost 3D Systems 3D Printer

From: Steve Pinkston (
Date: Fri Jan 19 2007 - 15:37:50 EET

It sounds like they are trying to compete with the Desktop Factory,
which is "supposed" to come out this fall.

Steve R. Pinkston
Engineering Manager
Aerospace & Defense
Essex Ind., Inc.
6 Sunnen Drive
St. Louis, MO 63143
314-644-3000, Ext 347
FAX 314-644-3857



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Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] New Low Cost 3D Systems 3D Printer

In a message dated 1/18/2007 7:09:14 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

        Check out
        Anyone know the specifics?
        B. Matthew Michaelis, Ph.D.
        Research Scientist
        Physical Optics Corporation
        20600 Gramercy Pl. Suite 100
        Torrance, CA 90501
        Phone: 310.320.3088 x154 <>

See the top of this page:
Here's the straight poop on it from this quarter's Additive Fabrication
Spy (TM) Newsletter:
* "3D Systems has had a couple of patent applications published this
period for what might be next-generation photopolymer-based technology.
One describes the use of an endless transparent belt to provide thin,
bubble-free layers of photopolymer at the top of a build stack.
Area-wise exposure is done through the belt using a spatial light
modulator such as a deformable mirror device (DMD). A second patent
application presents methods of increasing the resolution and edge
smoothness parts fabricated with such exposure devices. In addition,
specific photopolymer materials with characteristics which fit the
process are being explored by the company."
Ed Grenda
Castle Island Co.
781-646-6280 (voice or fax) (email)

The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping
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