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Methods and apparatus for use in building three-dimensional objects on substantially a cross-sectional basis including methods and apparatus for forming successive layers using counter-rotating rollers, ink jet recoaters, spinning members which sling material, applicator bars that dispense material via a meniscus and/or independently dispensed streams, and also including methods and apparatus to determine a preferred region over which to form a layer and to check for building errors.

Title
Rapid recoating of three-dimensional objects formed on a cross-sectional basis
Application Number
382268
Publication Number
5902537
Application Date
January 28, 1997
Publication Date
May 11, 1999
Inventor
Dennis R Smalley
Newhall
CA, US
Paul F Jacobs
La Crescenta
CA, US
Richard N Leyden
Topanga Canyon
CA, US
Jeffrey S Thayer
Simi Valley
CA, US
Charles W Hull
Santa Clarita
CA, US
Thomas A Almquist
San Gabriel
CA, US
Agent
Forrest L Collins
Dennis R Smalley
Assignee
3D Systems
CA, US
IPC
B29C
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