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Printer, ProJet 6000 SLA Printer

This is a Printer. It was manufactured by 3D Systems.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from 3D Systems as part of Beautiful Users.

It is dated 2014. Its medium is stereolithography (sla), liquid polymer, ultraviolet (uv) laser beam.

This demonstration shows how the SLA process works. SLA uses liquid photopolymer to “print” a solid 3D model layer by layer. An ultraviolet laser beam traces the surface and interior boundaries of the model and fills in a two-dimensional cross section. The laser solidifies the resin wherever it hits. The printer creates each successive layer by submerging the build platform into liquid resin. Introduced in 1988, SLA was patented by Charles (Chuck) W. Hull, founder of 3D Systems.

It is credited Courtesy of 3D Systems.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.

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