3D Printing Evolution

Events

Invention of 3D Printing

1984

Charles(Chuck) Hull, co-founder of 3D Systems, invented stereolithography.

Stereolithography Is Copyrighted and Hull's Printer is Patented

March 11, 1986

Chuck Hull copyrighted the term "Stereolithography" and patented his invention as "Apparatus for Production of Three-Dimensional Objects by Stereolithography".

DTM Invented SLS Printing

1992

DTM invented selective laser sintering(SLS) machine.

Hull's Printer is Built

1992

Hull's invention finally was built and it was called the Stereolithographic Apparatus(SLA).

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Use 3D Printed Organs

1999

Scientists 3D printed a human bladder and successfully implanted it.

ZCorp Makes First HD Color 3D Printer

2005

Surgeon Anthony Atala Gave T.E.D. Talk About Printing a Human Kidney

2011

Mr. Atala describes 3D Printing a working human kidney that can be successfully implanted into the human body. This is an outbreak in technological improvement.

Cornell University Builds Food Printing Printer

2011

Cornell University made a 3D printer where it could print out and make food and then NASA jumped on the project to make food for astronauts in space.