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Books and DVDs

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Articles,Periodicals, and Conferences

Concept Modelers

Biomedical uses of Rapid Prototyping

Open Source Systems

Art via Rapid Prototyping

Equipment Resellers

Software

Commercial Service Providers

Professional Associations

Consultants

Other Valuable Resources

Academia and Research

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RAPID PROTOTYPING SYSTEMS

Stereolithography (SLA) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) by 3D Systems, Inc. of Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Solid Creation Stereolithography systems by Sony Manufacturing Systems Corporation of Saitama, Japan.
Solid Imager Stereolithography by Aaroflex, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia.
Rapid Meister Stereolithography by CMET Inc of Yokohama, Japan.
Realizer Stereolithography by Realizer Gmbh of Borchen, Germany.
Small scale stereolithography by Unirapid Inc. of Misato, Japan. Site is in Japanese.
Laser Sintering of metals and plastics by EOS GmbH of Munich, Germany.
E-Darts desktop SLA system by Autostrade Co. Ltd of Oita City, Japan.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) by Stratasys, Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Paper Lamination Technology by KIRA Corporation of Aichi, Japan.
Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM) by Cubic Technologies Inc. of Carson, California.
Three dimensional plotting by Solidscape Inc. (formerly Sanders Prototype Inc.) of Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Digital Light Processing (DLP) by Envision Technologies GmbH of Gladbeck, Germany.
Polyjet, a photopolymer-jetting technology by Objet Geometries Ltd. of Rehovot, Israel.
Z810 Ink Jet Printer by Z Corporation of Burlington, Massachusetts. Z Corporation is a subsidiary of Contex of Denmark.
HTS FDM machine and LTY 3D printer developed by Fochif Mechatronics Technology Co., Ltd. of Shanghai, China.
Patternless Casting Modeling (PCM), Stereolithography and Fused Deposition Modeling equipment by Beijing Yinhua Co. Ltd. of Beijing, China.


DIRECT MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

Electron Beam Melting (EBM) by Arcam AB of Molndal, Sweden.
LaserCUSING by Concept Laser Gmbh of Lichtenfels, Germany.
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) by EOS Gmbh of Munich, Germany.
High Precision Ink Jet Manufacturing by fcubic ab of Molndal, Sweden.
Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) by Optomec Design Company of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) by POM Group Inc of Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Direct Metal Printing by ProMetal of Irwin, Pennsylvania.
Selective Laser Melting (SLM) by Realizer Gmbh of Borchen, Germany.
Direct Shell Production Casting (DSPC) by Soligen Inc. of Northridge, California.


CONCEPT MODELING SYSTEMS

The InVision - series 3D printers and V-Flash desktop printer by 3D Systems, Inc. of Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Dimension 3D printers by Stratasys, Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
RapidPRO - a low cost rapid prototyping system (manually assembled LOM) by Boxford Limited of Wheatley, United Kingdom.
The SD series of 3D printers from Solidimension, Ltd. of Rosh Ha-Ayin, Israel.
ZPrinter 310 Plus and Spectrum Z510 by Z Corporation of Burlington, Massachusetts - a subsidiary of Contex of Denmark..
VX800 3D printer by Voxeljet Technology GmbH of Augsburg, Germany.
DESIGNmate Mx and Cx 3D printers by Contex of Alleroed, Denmark.
Desktop Factory of Pasadena, California is developing a low cost desktop 3D printer.


OPEN SOURCE SYSTEMS

Fab@Home deposition system.
RepRap a fused deposition system.


COMMERCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

Able Product Design Company Ltd. operates 2 SLA 250, an SLA 5000 and an FDM 1650 in Hong Kong.
Accelerated Technologies, Inc. operates 7 Sinterstation 2500, 3 SLA 500, and 1 SLA 250 in Austin, Texas, and an SLA 7000, an SLA 5000, an SLA 500 and an SLA 250 in Erlanger, Kentucky.
Acron Formservice AB operates provides SLS services (Vanguard HS) in Anderstorp, Sweden. Site is in Swedish.
Acu-Cast Technologies, LLC operates an SLA 3500 and an SLA 250-50 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
Advanced Ceramics Research provides FDM services in Tucson, Arizona.
Advanced Concepts operates 2 LOM 1015 machines in San Carlos, California.
Advantage Prototype Systems operates 2 SLA 250 machines in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
AGTX Rapid Prototyping operates an EOS P-700 SLS machine in Paris, France. Site is in French.
Alphaform AG headquartered in Feldkirchen, Germany offers SLA and SLS services and also DMLS services in Rusko, Finland.
Alpha Prototypes Inc operates a Dimension 3D printer in Bellingham, Washington.
Alta Precision Inc. of Ville d'Anjou, Quebec, Canada is equipped with an SLA 500.
Amalgam Solid, LLC operates an SLA 7000 in Los Angeles, California.
American Industrial Casting Inc. operates two ModelMaker 6B machines in Cranston, Rhode Island.
American Precision Prototyping LLC of Tulsa, Oklahoma offers SLA, SLS, FDM and Thermojet wax services.Online quoting available.
Amitek operates an SLS 2500 machine in De Meern, The Netherlands.
AMS srl provides SLS and SLA services in Parma, Italy.
Anvil Prototype & Design operates a Z510 Spectrum 3D Printer in Raleigh, North Carolina.
A Phase II of Sterling Heights, Michigan provides SLS services on Sinterstations 2000 and 2500.
Aristo Cast, Inc. provides SLS (Sinterstation HiQ), FDM (Dimension, FDM 2000) and 3D Printing (3 ThermoJets) services in Almont, Michigan.
Applied Rapid Technologies Corporation operates 2 SLA 3500s and 1 Objet Eden 500V in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Arptech provides FDM, SLS, SLA and 3D Printing services in Rowville, Victoria, Australia.
ARRK Product Development Group headquartered in San Diego, California and with offices throughout the world offers SLA services.
Artis - Prototipagem operates an Objet EDEN 330 in Brasilia, Brazil. Site is in Portuguese.
Art to Part, Inc. offers 3D Printing on a ZCorp machine and SLA on a Viper si2 in Greenacres, Florida.
Astro Model Development does SLS and SLA in Eastlake, Ohio.
Auburn Engineering does SLA and SLS in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
AxiomID offers SLA and LOM services in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Axis Prototypage Rapide provides SLA (SLA 250, SLA 5000), SLS (EOS P360, Sinterstation HiQ), and FDM (Titan) services in Limoges, France.
Axis Prototypes Inc. operates 2-SLA 500, 1 SLA 250, 2 SLS 2500 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Bastech Inc. does SLA and SLS in Dayton, Ohio.
BBC Design Group operates a ModelMaker MM6 machine in Danbury, Connecticut.
Biztech Inc. operates 3 SLA 250 in Denville, New Jersey.
Brynnage Design, Inc. operates a SLA 5000 in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Butler Tool & Design, Inc. offers SLS services on a Sinterstation Pro230 in Goodland, Indiana.
CAD/CAE, Industrial Laser and Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing lab at the Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute in Cairo, Egypt operates an m3Linear laserCUSING and an Invision si2 3D printer.
CAD CAM Services Inc. operates an FDM 1650 in Kentwood, Michigan.
CAM-LEM, Inc. operates a CL-100 CAM-LEM machine to produce metal or ceramic prototypes in Cleveland, Ohio.
Center for Global Design and Business at Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan operates a ZCorp Z510 printer.
Central Tool Room operates a Vanguard SLS machine in Ludhiana, India.
Centre for Rapid Design and Manufacture Ltd offers SLA and SLS services in Buckinghamshire, England.
Centrum fur Prototypenbau Gmbh offers SLA (SLA-250, SLA-5000), SLS (Vanguard Si, Sinterstation 2500, Sinterstation 2500+), FDM (Stratasys Dimension), and 3D Printing (Z Corp Z-402) in Erkelenz, Germany.
CEP provides SLA and SLS services in Joue l'Abbe, France.Site is in French.
Chit Tat CNC Co. provides FDM services in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
C.Ideas Inc. operates 2 FDM 1650, 6 FDM 2000, 1 FDM 8000, 1 FDM Maxum and 1 FDM Titan in Cary, Illinois.
Clinkenbeard and Associates operates 2 LOM 2030s in Rockford, Illinois.
Conceptual Reality L.L.C. does SLA, SLS, and FDM in Walled Lake, Michigan.
Consul-Pak Ltd in King City, Ontario, Canada offers Rapid Prototyping services by FDM, SLA, SLS, and SGC.
Craft Pattern & Model provides SLA and LOM services in Maple Plain, Minnesota.
Craftech Group Pvt. Ltd. operates an SLA 7000 in Utter Pradesh, India.
C.R.P. Technology, S.r.l operates 5 SLS machines (3 Vanguard HS+HiQ and 2 Sinterstation 2500) in Modena, Italy.
Damvig Develop operates 3 SLA machines (Stereos MAX 600, 350, Viper si2) and 1 SLS machine (EOS P385)in Taastrup, Denmark. Site is in Danish.
Design Alternatives L.L.C. does SLA in Gadsden, Alabama.
Design Dynamics International Inc. operates an Arcam S12 EBM machine in Golden, Colorado.
Design Prototyping Technologies Inc. provides SLA and SLS services in East Syracuse, New York. Online quoting available.
Digital-Can Tech Co. Ltd operates 5 Solid Creation SLA systems in Taipei, Taiwan.
Digital Models Production, Inc. operates a ModelMaker machine in Jackson Heights, New York.
Distrim 2 operates an SLA 250/50 and a ThermoJet 3D printer in Marinha Grande, Portugal.
DRS Industries Inc. operates an FDM 8000 machine in Holland, Ohio.
D3 Technologies Inc. operates a Z Corp 510 3D printer in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Dynacept Co. Inc. of Brewster, New York is equipped with 10 SLA machines including 6 Viper si2s and 1 Viper Pro.
Durden Enterprises operates an SLA 250 in Auburn, Georgia.
Eagle Design & Technology, Inc.'s Design Division operates an SLA-500 in Zeeland, Michigan.
Ed-design, Ltd. operates an EOSINT P 360 machine in Turku, Finland.
Emerge, Inc. provides FDM services in Forest Grove, Oregon.
EOS Image S.r.l. operates a Solider 5600 machine in Verolanouva, Italy.
E3 Rapid Prototypes, Inc. operates ZCorp 3D printing equipment in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
ETP Rapid Prototype provides FDM services in Caxias do Sul, Brazil.
Excalibur Engineering Services operates a Sinterstation 2500+ SLS machine in North Logan, Utah.
Excell Models and Prototyping, Inc. operates an SLA 3500 and an FDM 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Express Pattern operates an SLA 500, an SLA 350 and a Thermojet 3D printer in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
Fancy Models Corp. does SLA on a 250 machine in Fremont, California.
Ferriot, Inc. operates a Sinterstation 2000 in Akron, Ohio.
FineLine Prototyping provides SLA services in Raleigh, North Carolina.
1st Vantron Engineering, Inc operates an FDM 1600 machine in Cameron Park, California.
Forecast Product Development does SLA in Carlsbad, California.
Gazelle Prototype LLC operates a SLS Sinterstation 2000 in Grand Haven, Michigan.
Gilmore Engineers of Brisbane, Australia offers TruSurf (Large 3D foam models) services.
General Pattern Co. headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota provides SLA, SLS, and FDM services.
Genieo operates an SLA 250, a Viper Si2 SLA machine, and a Z406 printer in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Global Rapid Technologies Inc. provides SLA and SLS services in Greenville, Rhode Island.
GT Prototyper AB operates 3 SLA machines (5000, 3500, 250/50), 2 EOS SLS machines (350 and 360) and 2 FDM machines (1600 and 2000) in Ystad, Sweden.
Half Price Prototypes provides 3D printing services using Z Corp machines in Tampa, Florida.
Harvest Technologies Ltd. Co. operates 6 SLA (4 Viper si2, 5000, 7000) machines and 10 SLS machines in Belton, Texas.
HNH Works, Ltd. operates an FDM 3000 in Keszthely, Hungary.
Hordler Rapid Engineering Prototypenbau operates 2 EOS P350 SLS machines in Plauen, Germany.
Hunter Hawk Industrial Parts & Prototypes does SLA in Concord, California.
ICO Products, LLC provides FDM services in ShenZhen City, China.
Idea to 3D operates a Stratasys Dimension SST machine in Worth, Illinois.
INCS Inc operates SLA-5000, 7000 and Viper si2 in Kawasaki City, Japan.
Initial provides SLA (1 SLA 5000) and SLS (2 EOS P360 and 2 P380) services in Seynod, France.
Innov8es Ltd operates an Objet Eden 500V machine in Telford, United Kingdom.
In'Tech Industries Inc operates 7 SLA machines (including ViperPro) in Ramsey, Minnesota.
InterPRO Rapid Technologies operates 3 SLA 250 and an Actua 2100 in Deep River, Connecticut.
Ionic Models operates a ZCorp Z310 3D printer and a Stratasys Eden 333 Polyjet in Denver, Colorado.
Jacobs Associates, LLC operates an FDM 2000 machine in Newington, Connecticut.
Jard Inc. provides 3D printing services using a ZCorp printer in Arlington, Massachusetts.
Javelin 3D LLC - provides FDM, LOM and 3D Printing services in Salt Lake City, Utah.
JB Ventures BV operates an M3 Linear LaserCUSING, an FDM Titan and a ThermoJet Printer in Nijverdal, The Netherlands. Site is in Dutch.
JP Pattern operates a FDM 1650 in Butler, Wisconsin.
Kaiser 3D LLC operates an Objet PolyJet 3D printer in Cedar Park, Texas.
Keystone 3D Technical Services offers FDM services in Thorsby, Alberta, Canada.
Key 3D operates ZCorp 3D printing equipment in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Lajoinie-Fonderie operates 2 ModelMakers in Saint Firmin des Pres, France. Site is in French.
Laser Modeling Inc. provides SLA services in Schaumburg, Illinois and Ness-Ziona, Israel.
Laser Reproductions provides SLA services in Gahanna, Ohio.
Leyshon Miller Industries operates an FDM 1600 and an FDM 1650 in Cambridge, Ohio.
Line By Line Design Inc. operates an SLA 350 in East Aurora, New York.
Luxform Rapid Prototyping Co. provides SLS services using a EOS P-380 machine in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Mack Prototype Inc. provides SLA services in Gardner, Massachusetts.
Malcolm Nicholls Ltd. provides SLA (SLA 5000 and Viper) and SLS (HiQ Sinterstation) services in Warwickshire, England.
Manitowoc Prototypes, Inc. provides SLA and SLS services in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
The Manufacturing Engineering Center at Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom provides SLA, SLS, FDM and 3D printing services.
Master Piece Modeling Ltd. operates Solidscape 3D modeling systems in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Materialise NV provides SLA, SLS, FDM, and Polyjet services in Leuven, Belgium. Online quoting available.
Mareco does SLS in Venlo, The Netherlands.
Marisa Industries Inc. operates SLA 250 and 500 equipment in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
McCasland Design Inc. provides FDM services in Garland, Texas.
MDF Tool Corp. operates an SLA 250 and an Actua 2100 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Met-L-Flo Inc. provides SLA services in St. Charles, Illinois.
Metro Rapid Prototyping operates an SLA-250, 2 SLA 5000 and an SLA 7000 in Noblesville, Indiana.
Metropolis Design operates an SLA-250/30A and an Objet Eden 333 in North Salt Lake, Utah.
Micronics Technologies Inc. operates an FDM 2000 and an FDM Quantum/Maxum machine in Glencoe, Minnesotta.
Mississippi Polymer Institute provides SLS services on a Sinterstation 2000 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Model-Ease operates a FDM Prodigy Plus machine in Cherry Creek, New York.
Modellistica Prototipos Rapidos operates a Solidscape T66 in Barueri, Brazil. Site is in Portuguese.
Modellteknik AB operates an FDM 1600 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Site is in Swedish.
Modelvision, Inc. operates an SLA-3500 in New Milford, Connecticut.
Moeller Design & Development operates a SLA 500/40, a SLA 250/50, 2 SLA-5000s and an Eden Objet 500 in Seattle, Washington.
Morris Technologies does SLA (SLA-250, SLA-500, SLA-7000, Viper) and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (EOS M-series equipment) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mor-Tech provides SLS services in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
M2 Systems operates Invision si2 3D printers, Envisiontec's Perfactory, and Solidscape's RTM system in New Britain, Connecticut.
Naval Air Warfare Center does LOM and FDM at their Weapons Division in China Lake, California.
nCore, Inc. does SLS in Lynchburg, Virginia.
NECO, Inc. operates a Genisys 3d printer in Denver, Colorado.
Northern Lights Technology Center at the University of Minnesota - Duluth operates a Viper SLA, a Titan FDM, a Vanguard si2 SLS, and ZCorp's 510 Spectrum and 810 3D Printers.
Nova Product Development Services provides SLA, SLS, FDM, and LOM services in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Nuhill Technologies, Inc. operates an SLA 3500 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Ogle Models and Prototypes offers SLA, SLS, and Thermojet services in Letchworth, United Kingdom.
Paradigm Development Group Inc. operates Objet 3D printers in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
Paradigm Engineering Inc. operates FDM 1600 and 1650 machines in Tempe, Arizona.
Paragon Rapid Technologies Ltd. offers SLA and SLS services in Darlington, United Kingdom.
Paramount Industries Inc. operates SLS Sinterstation 2000 and 2500 machines in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
Peridot, Inc. provides SLA and SLS services and operates an FDM 2000 and a LOM 2030 in Hoagland, Indiana.
Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies operates an SLA 250 and an FDM 2000 in Gilbert, Arizona.
Pinnacle Technologies operates an SLA500 in Center Line, Michigan. They also have a plant in Anderson, South Carolina.
Precision Castparts Corporation of Portland, Oregon operates 2 SLA 7000 machines.
Precision Technologies Inc. does SLA, SLS, and LOM services in Franklin, Pennsylvania.
Premier Design & Manufacturing Company does SLA in St. Charles, Missouri.
Print to 3D operates a Dimension FDM machine in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.
Product Design Partners, Inc. operates an FDM 1650 in Concord, California.
Proform AG does SLA in Marly, Switzerland. Site in French and German.
Promau Rapid Product Development operates an SLA 250 an EOSINT P350 (SLS) in Cameri, Italy.
ProTECH Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc operates a FDM 2000 machine in Britton, South Dakota.
ProtoCAD Corporation operates an SLA 3500 in White Plains, Maryland.
ProtoCAM does SLA in Northampton, Pennsylvania.
Protogenic operates SLA 250, 350, 500 and Viper si2 machines and an Invision si2 3D Printer in Westminster, Colorado.
Protometal operates a SLA 5000 and a Sinterstation 2500+ SLS machine in LeMans, France. Site is in French.
ProtoSource Product Development operates an Invision SR 3D printer in Milton, Ontario, Canada.
Protosys Technologies Limited operates an FDM 1650 in Mumbai(Bombay), India.
Prototal AB operates an SLA 250, an SLA 500 and a 3D ThermoJet Printer in Huskvarna, Sweden. Site is in Swedish.
ProtoTech Engineering, Inc. operates 5 SLA machines in Willowbrook, Illinois.
Proto Technologies, Inc. operates an SLA 500 in Spokane, Washington.
Prototype Projects, Ltd. operates Viper SLA and Titan FDM machines in Royston, United Kingdom.
Prototype Solutions Group offers SLA services in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Prototypes Plus operates a Sony 9000D and multiple SLA 250s in Menlo Park, California.
Provel srl provides SLA (SLA 5000, Stereos MAX 600, Stereos Desktop 250) and SLS (EOS P 350, P 360 and P 380) services in Turin, Italy.
Q Dimension offers SLA (Viper Pro), SLS (Sinterstation HiQ), and 3D Printing (ZCorp Spectrum Z510) in River Heights, Utah.
Ralph S. Alberts Co., Inc. provides SLA and LOM services in Montoursville, Pennsylvania.
Rapid Concepts operates a ZCorp Z310 3D printer in Melbourne, Australia.
Rapid Processing Solutions, Inc. operates an SLA 250 and an SLA 500 in Wichita, Kansas.
Rapid Product Development Group of San Diego, California offers SLA, SLS, and FDM services through its facility in Tijuana, Mexico.Online quoting available.
Rapid Product Solutions, Inc. provides SLA services in Oxnard, California.
Rapid Prototype Company, Inc. provides SLA and SLS services in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Rapid Prototype Inc. provides FDM services in Eldersburg, Maryland.
RapidProtoCasting Inc. operates a Solidscape Modelmaker II in Vancouver, Washington.
Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling Center operates an EOSINT M250 Xtended DMLS machine in Hrastnik, Slovenia.
The Rapid Prototyping Center Ltd. operates an SLA-500 and an SLA 5000 in Kiiminki, Finland.
Rapid Prototyping Corporation does SLA in Longmont, Colorado.
Rapidprototyping.de operates SLA-7000, Sinterstation Pro SLS 230, and FDM 200mc machines in Arnsberg, Germany.
Rapid Solutions, Inc. operates an SLA-350 machine in Troy, Michigan.
Rapid Tool provides SLS services in Boulder, Colorado.
Rapitypes Ltd provides SLA and SLS services in Leicester, United Kingdom.
RapProSol of Moscow, Russia operates an EOSINT P 385 laser sintering machine.
Realize, Inc. provides SLA services in Fishers, Indiana.
RedEye RPM is Stratasys' service bureau offering FDM and PolyJet services in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Render ABS Prototypes provides FDM services in Rosario, Argentina.
R&D Design Engineering does SLA in Corona, California.
R&D Prototype - a division of R&D Tool, operates a Viper SLA machine in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
RJM Rapid Prototyping provides SLA (Viper si2) and 3D printing (3D Systems Thermojet) in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Robotmech Stossl Gmbh does SLA and SLS in Koblach, Austria.
Robtec is equipped with 2-SLA 250s, 1 SLA5000, 2 SLS 2000, 1 SLS Vangard and 1 InVision MultiJetModeler. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil with offices in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Site is in Portuguese.
Roush Industries operates an SLA 250, an SLA 500, an SLA 5000, an FDM 1650, and an FDM 8000 in Livonia, Michigan.
RPI - Rapid Prototypes Inc. operates 2 SLA-250s and 2 SLA-500s in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada.
RP Innovations provides SLA services in Richardson, Texas.
RPM-Corp operates an FDM 3000 in Warsaw, Indiana.
RP2 operates a FDM 2000 and a SLA-250 in Etten-Leur, The Netherlands.
RPWorld.net of Beijing, China provides FDM, SLA and SLS services.
RT-CAD Gmbh operates a Stratasys Dimension 3D Printer in Schalchen, Austria. Site is in German.
Santin Engineering Inc. provides SLA, SLS and 3D Printing services in Peabody, Massachusetts.
Satellite Models operates an SLA 500 in Mountain View, California.
Scaled Concepts operates a ZCorp Z510 3D printer in Broomfield, Colorado.
Schmit Prototypes, Inc. provides SLA services in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
SCICON Technologies Corporation operates a ViperPro SLA, 1 SLA 7000, 2 SLA 5000, 1 SLA 3500, 2 SLA-250s and 1 SLS Vanguard in Valencia, California.
Scimitar Prototyping operates 2 SLA 250 machines in Streamwood, Illinois.
Select Manufacturing Services, Inc. offers SLA, SLS, and LOM services in Muskegon, Michigan.
Shared Replicators, Inc. operates 2 SLA 7000 and an FDM Titan in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Online quoting available.
Sherpa Design, Inc. operates a ZCorp 510 printer in Portland, Oregon.
Sicam Corporation provides SLA services in Sommerville, New Jersey.
Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products operates an SLA 250-30 in Carson, California.
SIGMA TCT, Inc. operates a ModelMaker machine in Newport Beach, California.
Solid Concepts Inc. of Valencia, California does Stereolithography using 3 SLA 250, 8 SLA 500, and 2 SLS 2500 machines.
Solidiform Inc. operates 2 SLA 7000s and a Viper in Fort Worth, Texas.
Solid Image 3D Printing operates Stratasys' Dimension 3D printers in Tarzana, California. 3D printers also available as rental units.
SOS Components provides FDM and 3D Printing services in Banyo, Queensland, Australia.
Sparky Prototype operates an SLS 2500 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Specific Surface Corporation of Franklin, Massachusetts uses CeraPrint (a 3D printing derivative technology) to produce functional ceramic and metal filters.
Spectrum 3D, Inc. provides SLA services in Tustin, California.
Star Prototype China Ltd. provides SLA and SLS services in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China.
Stereolithography.com operates 4 SLA-250 in Connecticut, 2 SLA-5000 in California, and 2 SLA-Viper machines in Hawaii.
Suburban Model Inc. provides SLA and SLS services in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
SyncTech, Inc. operates an SLA-500 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Tangible Express offers SLA (Viper Pro and HR), SLS (Sinterstation HiQ) and FDM (Dimension) services in Springville, Utah.
TECH Inc. operates 2 SLA (3500 & 5000) in Perkins, Oklahoma.
Texsys, Ltd. provides SLA and SLS services in Gateshead, United Kingdom.
Toledo Molding & Die Co. operates a SLA-7000 machine in Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo Prototype LLC operates a Dimension BST and a ZPrinter 310 in Toledo, Ohio.
The Automotive Design Center at Northern Ireland's Technical Center in Belfast uses an SLA 250 and an FDM 1600.
The Technology House operates an SLA 500 in Solon, Ohio.
3-D CAM, Inc. does SLA in Chatsworth, California.
3-Dimensional Engineering operates an SLA 500 and an SLA 5000 in Pompano Beach, Florida.
3D Prod operates Vanguard and Sinterstation Pro SLS machines in Raon-l'Etape, France. Site is in French.
3D Product Development Pvt. Ltd. operates 1 FDM 3000, 1 SLA Viper and 1 SLS Sinterstation 2000 in Bangalore, India.
3D Proto, Inc provides SLA, FDM and MJM services in Round Lake, Illinois.
3D Prototype Design, Inc provides SLS services in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada.
3D Rapid Prototyping provides 3D printing services using ZCorp printers in Huntington Beach, California.
3-Dimensional Services operates 2 SLA-500, an SLA-250 and 2 LOM in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
3-D Technical Services provides SLA and LOM services in Franklin, Ohio.
3DQ Concepts operates a Z402 3D printer in Livermore, California.
3T Rapid Product Development Ltd. operates a Z402 3D printer, an EOS P360 SLS machine and 2 EOS M270 Direct Metal Laser Sintering machines in Newbury, United Kingdom.
Troy Teknoloji Ltd operates a Z301 3D printer in Ankara, Turkey.
Unique Model Inc. operates an FDM 1650 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Uptrend Models Inc. operates an SLA 250-50 in Wood Dale, Illinois.
Valla S.A. offers SLA services in Lyon, France. Site is in French.
Venus Graphics Corp. operates a Z402 3D printer in Verona, Wisconsin.
Versadyne LLC operates a Viper si2 SLA machine in Pine Bush, New York.
VG Kunststofftechnik Gmbh provides SLA (SLA-3500, SLA-7000, Viper si2) and SLS (Vanguard) services in Chemnitz, Germany. Site is in German.
Vision Engineering & Prototype Inc. provides SLA and SLS services in Horn Lake, Mississippi.
Vista Technologies, LLC provides SLA services in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
Vitro Global Design offers SLS services in Monterrey, Mexico. Site is in Spanish.
XinFuMind Ltd. of Beijing, China operates an ARCAM S12 EBM machine.
Xpress3D, Inc operates a Z Corp 3D printer in Southborough, Massachusetts. Online quoting available.


CONSULTANTS

Wohlers Associates Inc. of Fort Collins, Colorado offers an annual state of the industry report.
T.A. Grimm & Associates, Inc. - of Edgewood, Kentucky offers marketing and industry consulting on Rapid Prototyping technologies.
Ennex Corporation of Los Angeles, California - a technology development company focused exclusively on fabricators.
A collection of articles on RP from Cheshire Henbury - a consultancy firm based in Macclesfield, United Kingdom.
Consulting services in the area of RP and CAE are offered in Bielefeld, Germany by Wolff Ingenieurburo.


ACADEMIA AND RESEARCH

Laser Engineered Net Shaping at Sandia National Laboratories.
The Metal printing process - under development at SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway.
The Rapid Prototyping Laboratory at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
The Shape Deposition Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Rapid Thermal Prototyping at Tufts University.
Delcam International headquartered in Birmingham, England is a partner in the Computer Aided Rapid Prototyping (CARP) research project.
University of Connecticut at Storrs is involved in the development of the Selective Area Laser Deposition process.
Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland, Ohio conducts research on CAM-LEM (Computer Aided Manufacturing of Laminated Engineering Materials) and related processes.
Bremen Institute for Industrial Technology in Bremen, Germany.
The Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute at Georgia Tech.
The Rapid Prototyping Lab at Michigan State University operates an FDM-1650 machine.
The Rapid Prototyping Center at Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin does research involving the SLA, LOM and FDM processes.
The Rapid Prototyping Center at the University of Louisville, Kentucky is operates 1 SLS2000 and 1 SLS2500+.
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven does research involving SLA and 3D plotting.
Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology is developing a rapid metal prototyping system in Germany.
The Rapid Manufacturing laboratory at The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.
The Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems at the University of Patras in Patras, Greece conducts research involving SLA, FDM, and LOM.
Arizona State University's PRISM (Partnership for Research In Space Modeling) conducts FDM-based research in Tempe, Arizona.
Rapid Freeze Prototyping - water deposition process in a freeze chamber - a research project conducted by the Virtual & Rapid Prototyping Lab at the University of Missouri, in Rolla, Missouri.
The Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Southern Methodist University in Richardson, Texas does research involving welding deposition based rapid prototyping processes.
The New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia is equiped with a Dimension BST 3D printer.
AIMME - Instituto Tecnologico Metalmecanico in Valencia, Spain operates a Viper si2 SLA machine.
The Learning Factory at Penn State operates a ZCorp Z402 3D Printer, a Helysis LOM 1015, a Stratasys FDM-2000, and a SLA-250.


PERIODICALS

Rapid Prototyping Report - the newsletter of the desktop manufacturing industry (1999-2002).
Time Compression Technologies - a magazine for the North American markets.
Time Compression Technologies - a magazine for the European markets.
Prototype a UK journal dedicated to prototyping and direct manufacturing.
Rapid Prototyping Journal a peer-reviewed international publication.


MAGAZINE ARTICLES

Design News (August 2007) - Rapid Manufacturing's Role in the Factory of the Future.
New Scientist (September 2000) magazine's article Whatever you want - an article focused on the promising future of 3D printing.
New Scientist (January 2007) magazine's article Desktop fabricator may kickstart home revolution - an article about the Fab@home project.
Desktop Engineering (November 2004) magazine's article Rapid Manufacturing Ramps Up
Desktop Engineering (August 2005) magazine's article Direct Metal Comes On Strong


BIOMEDICAL USES OF RAPID PROTOTYPING

Anatomics of Queensland, Australia produces stereolithography models of a patient's anatomy to assist in the preoperative planning and the actual surgery.
Biomedical Modeling Inc. produces models from CT & MRI scans for surgical planning and implant fabrication.
Javelin 3D LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah produces models based on imaging data.
Medical Modeling Corporation of Golden, Colorado produces patient-specific SLA models to aid in complex reconstructive surgeries and titanium models on an ARCAM EBM S-400 machine.
Nimbus TCS of Richardson, Texas provides SLA services for a variety of commercial applications as well as medical, dental, legal, paleontological, and archeological applications.
ComputerGen Implants Ltd of Doncaster, England uses RP for orofacial reconstruction.
RP4Baghdad is a project of the RP industry to support severely injured people in Iraq.
TMJ Implants, Inc. of Golden, Colorado produces SLA models (SLA 3500) based on imaging data for surgery planning.


ART VIA RAPID PROTOTYPING

The International Rapid Prototyping Sculpture Exhibition.
Tom Longtin - produces artworks using SLS and SLA.
Bathsheba Grossman - a Santa Cruz, California sculptor produces art using 3D plotting technology.
Brit Bunkley - a New Zealand sculptor produces art using 3D printers.
3D Art to Part of Santa Clara, California uses a ZCorp 3D printer to generate models of your creative art.


SOFTWARE FOR THE RAPID PROTOTYPING MARKET

Materialise USA of Ann Arbor, Michigan offers an impressive array of software tools for the Rapid Prototyping market.
Mill/It by Gizmotec of Olpe, Germany offers software that decomposes an STL file into layers and creates the NC code needed to mill each layer.
IVECS - software developed at Clemson University for repair and verification of STL files.
NEST Technologies of Studio City, California sells DeskArtes Rapid Tools software for repair, conversion, and manipulation of STL, IGES, and VDA-FS files.
Marcam Engineering GmbH of Bremen, Germany offers VisCAM RP a comprehensive package for RP data preparation.
OpenRP - a non-profit initiative of Floating Point Solutions Pvt. Ltd. of Goa, India offers free STL viewers and translators.
Ztech Solutions offers Ztech-STL software for viewing, analyzing, and repairing STL files.
Modelpress Reader - free STL viewer.
Digital Factory by Digital Reality Corp. of Austin, Texas - a tool for the Made-To-Order Rapid Manufacturing Enterprise.
Able Software Corp.'s 3D Doctor software converts imaging (MRI, PET, CT) data to STL files.
VW_STL - a simple shareware tool for viewing binary STL files, brought to you by Professor H.J. Sommer and his undergrad students at Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

The Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations - GARPA.
The French Rapid Prototyping Association. Site is in French.
The Italian Rapid Prototyping Association headquartered in Modena, Italy. Site is in Italian.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Rapid Prototyping Association (RPA).
3D Systems' North American Stereolithography Users Group.
The Spanish Rapid Manufacturing Association - ASERM.
The Rapid Prototyping Society of India.
Japan Association of Rapid Prototyping Industry.
Low-Volume Manufacturers Association - dedicated to showcasing the benefits of rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing.


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OTHER VALUABLE RESOURCES

Ready to jump on the RP bandwagon? NCP Leasing of Cincinnati, Ohio specializes in financing RP ventures and can help you start your own service bureau.
Commonwealth Trading Co., Inc. of Hilton Head, South Carolina offers used rapid prototyping equipment and surplus materials.
Micro Stereolithography also called Rapid Micro Product Development (RMPD) by microTEC of Duisburg, Germany.
ProtoCall, LLC is a full service Rapid Prototyping brokerage based in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
RP Tempering by Par3 Technology Inc of Cookeville, Tennessee improves material properties of SLA, SLS, FDM, Polyjet and 3D printed parts.
xlaFORM Pro an automated resin infusion system for use with ZCorp's 3D printers.
Visual RP technology comparator courtesy of FineLine Prototyping of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Solid Imaging aka Laser Innovations of Santa Paula, California provides parts, service and support for SLA equipment.
Quickparts.com - the first RP e-commerce site, offering SLA, SLS, and FDM services.
3D Rapid Prototyping Patents 99 CD-ROM from Chatham Research of Amherst, New Hampshire contains 475+ searchable patents related to this field.
The Rapid Prototyping US Patent Database offered by Castle Island Co. of Arlington, Massachusetts.
The archives of the Rapid Prototyping mailing list.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community.
A Workshop Presentation on Rapid Prototyping by the JTEC (Japanese Technology Evaluation Center) and the WTEC (World Technology Evaluation Center). It includes video presentations of Japanese and European RP technologies.
National RP Support, Inc. of Pella, Iowa provides SLA hardware and software support.

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