Object from NASA marshall field research center on Rapid Prototyping
Object from NASA marshall field research center on Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping 

These technologies generate solid objects directly from a computer model. Techniques include Stereolithography, laser sintering, 3-D printing, and others. For example, in stereolithougraphy a laser beam is focused into an area of plastic vapor to create solid plastic at appropriate locations.


Links to research on Rapid Prototyping

Yahoo list of rapid prototyping research centers
Family tree of different rapid prototyping methods
RP Introduction (Rapid Prototyping Group )
WorldWide RP- links  (Rapid Prototyping Group )
Brief Introduction to Rapid Prototyping (sculpture org)
Rapid Prototyping Techniques (RPT) for Sculpture (Mathematical Sculpture)
Computers and Sculpture - links (Andrew Werby)

Artist Rapid Prototyping Experimentation

Wilson -  Links to Artist Experimentation with Rapid Prototyping
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