Among rapid prototyping technologies, stereolithography (SL) - in which a laser is used to produce plastic parts layer by layer from CAD data - is the oldest and most prevalent, representing about 75% of what is known as the additive fabrication market. A new book by the co-founder of Quickparts.com called "Better Be Running! Tools to Drive Design Success" offers a step-by-step guide to stereolithography and tips on how to save money in creating SL parts. Read our exclusive excerpt online in the NASA Tech Briefs Digital Design Center here.

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