3D Printing History
Charles Hull invented the technique of stereolithography
Professor Dr. Beaman. Carl Deckard begin work on selective laser sintering (SLS)
Scott Crump invents fused deposition modeling / FDM).
3D System produces its first machine SLA (stereolithography apparatus).
Stratasys creates 3D Modeler, his first FDM printer.
Stratasys IBM buys from its rapid prototyping department develops the 3D industry.
Stratasys acquired 3D DTM (the company founded by Deckard and specialized in technical SLS).
Dr. Bowyer founded the open source RepRap project.
The SLS technology becomes usable and is beginning to be used in industry.
RepRap launches its 3D printer Shapeways 3D Darwin was born.
Expires patent FDM printing technology and the 3D printer prices fall.
It expires patent related to sintering technology.