07419630 is referenced by 12 patents and cites 34 patents.

A preferred embodiment provides, for example, a system and method of integrating fluid media dispensing technology such as direct-write (DW) technologies with rapid prototyping (RP) technologies such as stereolithography (SL) to provide increased micro-fabrication and micro-stereolithography. A preferred embodiment of the present invention also provides, for example, a system and method for Rapid Prototyping High Density Circuit (RPHDC) manufacturing of solderless connectors and pilot devices with terminal geometries that are compatible with DW mechanisms and reduce contact resistance where the electrical system is encapsulated within structural members and manual electrical connections are eliminated in favor of automated DW traces. A preferred embodiment further provides, for example, a method of rapid prototyping comprising: fabricating a part layer using stereolithography and depositing thermally curable media onto the part layer using a fluid dispensing apparatus.

Title
Methods and systems for rapid prototyping of high density circuits
Application Number
10/907979
Publication Number
7419630 (B2)
Application Date
April 22, 2005
Publication Date
September 2, 2008
Inventor
Francisco R Medina
El Paso
TX, US
Ryan B Wicker
El Paso
TX, US
Phillip L Gallegos
Albuquerque
NM, US
Bart D Chavez
Albuquerque
NM, US
Donald W Davis
Albuquerque
NM, US
Jeremy A Palmer
Albuquerque
NM, US
Agent
William R Conley
Gardere Wynne Sewell
Assignee
Sandia Corporation
NM, US
IPC
B29C 35/04
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