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Thomas A Almquist, Charles W Hull, Jeffrey S Thayer, Richard N Leyden, Paul F Jacobs, Dennis R Smalley: Rapid recoating of three-dimensional objects formed on a cross-sectional basis. 3D Systems, Dennis R Smalley, Forrest L Collins, May 11, 1999: US05902537 (169 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Richard N Leyden, Jeffrey S Thayer, Bryan J L Bedal, Thomas A Almquist, Charles W Hull, Jocelyn M Earl, Thomas A Kerekes, Dennis R Smalley, Christian M Merot, Richard P Fedchenko, Michael S Lockard, Thomas H Pang, Dinh Ton That: Selective deposition modeling method and apparatus for forming three-dimensional objects and supports. 3D Systems, Ralph D&apos Alessandro, February 27, 2001: US06193923 (147 worldwide citation)

A variety of support structures and build styles for use in Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing systems are described wherein particular emphasis is given to Thermal Stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, and Selective Deposition Modeling systems, and wherein a 3D modeling system is presented ...


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Thomas A Almquist, Dennis R Smalley: Thermal stereolighography. 3D Systems, Lyon & Lyon, August 25, 1992: US05141680 (119 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for and related methods of forming three-dimensional objects out of a building material, which is normally solid but which is flowable when heated. In one embodiment a support material is used to fill in portions of layers which are not to be solidified as part of the object to provide sup ...


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Thomas A Almquist, Dennis R Smalley: Thermal stereolithography. 3D Systems, Dennis R Smalley, December 9, 1997: US05695707 (97 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for and related methods of forming three-dimensional objects out of a building material, which is normally solid, but which is flowable when heated. In one embodiment, a support material is used to fill in portions of layers which are not to be solidified as part of the object, thus provid ...


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Thomas A Almquist, Borzo Modrek, Paul F Jacobs, Charles W Lewis, Mark A Lewis, Abraham Liran: Method of and apparatus for making a three-dimensional product by stereolithography. 3D Systems, Lyon & Lyon, December 29, 1992: US05174931 (86 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for stereolithographically forming a three-dimensional object includes a vessel for holding a building material and a smoothing member for forming a uniform coating over a previously formed layer of the object. The smoothing member has a plurality of blades. The smoothing membe ...


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Richard N Leyden, Jeffrey S Thayer, Bryan J L Bedal, Thomas A Almquist, Charles W Hull, Jocelyn M Earl, Thomas A Kerekes, Dennis R Smalley, Christian M Merot, Richard P Fedchenko, Michael S Lockard, Thomas H Pang, Dinh Ton That: Selective deposition modeling method and apparatus for forming three-dimensional objects and supports. 3D Systems, Ralph D&apos Alessandro, January 21, 2003: US06508971 (80 worldwide citation)

A variety of support structures and build styles for use in Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing systems are described wherein particular emphasis is given to Thermal Stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, and Selective Deposition Modeling systems, and wherein a 3D modeling system is presented ...


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Jeffrey S Thayer, Thomas A Almquist, Christian M Merot, Bryan J L Bedal, Richard N Leyden, Keith Denison, John S Stockwell, Anthony L Caruso, Michael S Lockard: Selective deposition modeling system and method. 3D Systems, Ralph D&apos Alessandro, October 23, 2001: US06305769 (73 worldwide citation)

A system and associated method for forming three-dimensional objects under computer control and from a material which may be rendered flowable and then dispensed on a layer-by-layer basis. The layers of the material solidify or otherwise physically transform upon being dispensed thereby forming succ ...


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Richard N Leyden, Jeffrey S Thayer, Bryan J L Bedal, Thomas A Almquist, Charles W Hull, Jocelyn M Earl, Thomas A Kerekes, Dennis R Smalley, Christian M Merot, Richard P Fedchenko, Michael S Lockard, Thomas H Pang, Dinh Ton That: Selective deposition modeling method and apparatus for forming three-dimensional objects and supports. 3D Systems, Ralph D Alessandro, July 18, 2006: US07077638 (72 worldwide citation)

A variety of support structures and build styles for use in Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing systems are described wherein particular emphasis is given to Thermal Stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, and Selective Deposition Modeling systems, and wherein a 3D modeling system is presented ...


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Thomas A Almquist, Charles W Hull, Borzo Modrek, Paul F Jacobs, Charles W Lewis, Adam L Cohen, Stuart T Spence, Hop D Nguyen: Recoating of stereolithographic layers. 3D Systems, Dennis R Smalley, Anna M Vradenburgh, July 29, 1997: US05651934 (72 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for stereolithographically forming a three-dimensional object includes a vessel for holding a building material and a smoothing member for forming a uniform coating over a previously formed layer of the object. The smoothing member has a plurality of blades. The smoothing member ...


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Richard N Leyden, Jeffrey S Thayer, Bryan J L Bedal, Thomas A Almquist, Charles W Hull, Jocelyn M Earl, Thomas A Kerekes, Dennis R Smalley, Christian M Merot, Richard P Fedchenko, Michael S Lockard, Thomas H Pang, Dinh Ton That: Selective deposition modeling method and apparatus for forming three-dimensional objects and supports. 3D Systems, Ralph D&apos Alessandro, December 9, 2003: US06660209 (61 worldwide citation)

A variety of support structures and build styles for use in Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing systems are described wherein particular emphasis is given to Thermal Stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, and Selective Deposition Modeling systems, and wherein a 3D modeling system is presented ...