Solid imaging process using component homogenization

  • US RE37,875 E1
  • Filed: 11/13/2000
  • Issued: 10/15/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/30/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A process for producing a homogenized, three-dimensional, integral object by imagewise thermal radiation of a dispersion, the dispersion containing components A and B, comprising the steps of:

  • a) providing the dispersion containing components A and B;

    b) forming the dispersion into a layer;

    c) homogenizing the dispersion by applying imagewise thermal radiation to form an alloy of components A and B; and

    repeating steps a)-c) by applying each successive layer of the dispersion onto the previous layer of the dispersion, such that each new homogenized region becomes integral with the previous homogenized region to form the homogenized, three-dimensional, integral object.

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