Infrared Laser Stereolithography

  • André Luiz Jardini Munhoz
  • Rubens Maciel Filho


Infrared laser stereolithography is a new process of stereolithography, substantially different from those already existents; that uses an infrared laser (carbon dioxide laser) to localize the curing reaction of a thermo-sensitive materials building the desired three-dimensional (3D) shape. Being developed by Scarparo and collaborators at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil, since 1992 [1], and patented in 2002, this technique is to have commercial value, with thermo-sensitive material that must have useful properties for applications in rapid manufacturing and tooling, medicine, or other important fields. Certainly, further advances and process optimization are a part of the ongoing activities that are in consonance with a large number of programs around the world of very interesting work towards improvement of stereolithography process.


Laser Emission Infrared Laser Absorption Depth Focal Spot Size Isothermal Cure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Luiz Jardini Munhoz
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  • Rubens Maciel Filho
  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringState University of CampinasCampinasBrazil

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