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stereolithography

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A three-dimensional printing process that makes a solid object from a computer image by using a computer-controlled laser to draw the shape of the object onto the surface of liquid plastic.

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  • noun a means of rapid prototyping in which a laser hardens successive layers of a photopolymer to create a part with a shape defined by a computer model.

Etymologies

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stereo- +‎ lithography

Examples

  • To make each building, they went to firms that use the three-dimensional printing process called stereolithography, used to make design prototypes of various products like plastic containers for food, cleaning or pharmaceutical products.

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  • 3D printing - also known as stereolithography - cuts a design up into "slices" that are printed from the bottom up.

    Wired Top Stories

  • Now, the headline-making CT images have helped two individuals -- each working separately with 3-D STL (stereolithography) images of Meresamun's skull produced from the scans, but using different techniques -- reconstruct Meresamun's face.

    Getting By On Her Looks

  • Techniques became better -- not only carving but also stereolithography and laser, solidifying all kinds of resins, whether in powder or in liquid form.

    Paola Antonelli previews "Design and the Elastic Mind"

  • Techniques became better -- not only carving but also stereolithography and laser, solidifying all kinds of resins, whether in powder or in liquid form.

    Paola Antonelli previews "Design and the Elastic Mind"

  • Techniques became better -- not only carving but also stereolithography and laser, solidifying all kinds of resins, whether in powder or in liquid form.

    Paola Antonelli previews "Design and the Elastic Mind"

  • Right now, stereolithography is used to make models and sometimes prototypes.

    The Speculist: Things are About to get Interesting

  • Perhaps at some completely lean point in the distant future it will be possible to use stereolithography and other emerging technologies to actually make parts at the dealership one by one as they are needed.

    Lean Thinking

  • There, a barebones crew of part-time technicians reads Pharaoh's instructions and inputs data into a bank of 3-D stereolithography machines that fabricate the prototype parts.

    Robotic Nation Evidence

  • There, a barebones crew of part-time technicians reads Pharaoh's instructions and inputs data into a bank of 3-D stereolithography machines that fabricate the prototype parts.

    11/01/2003 - 12/01/2003

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