Patent Number: 6,305,769

Title: Selective deposition modeling system and method

Abstract: 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 successive cross-sections. The dispensing process is repeated whereby successive layers adhere to each other thereby forming the object.

Inventors: Thayer; Jeffrey S. (Nahant, MA), Almquist; Thomas A. (San Gabriel, CA), Merot; Christian M. (Saugus, CA), Bedal; Bryan J. L. (Palmdale, CA), Leyden; Richard N. (Topanga Canyon, CA), Denison; Keith (Valencia, CA), Stockwell; John S. (Sylmar, CA), Caruso; Anthony L. (Northridge, CA), Lockard; Michael S. (Valencia, CA)

Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.

International Classification: B29C 67/00 (20060101); B41J 002/01 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018