Definition of stereolithography in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌstɛrɪəʊlɪˈθɒɡrəfi/
Pronunciation: /ˌstɪərɪəʊlɪˈθɒɡrəfi/


[mass noun]
A technique or process for creating three-dimensional objects, in which a computer-controlled moving laser beam is used to build up the required structure, layer by layer, from a liquid polymer that hardens on contact with laser light.
Example sentences
  • The model is built using a high-tech process called laser stereolithography and allows surgeons to plan operations better.
  • Since the invention of stereolithography in the mid-1980s and of the World Wide Web in the mid-1990s, much has been made of their revolutionary potential.
  • Having assessed how much bone needs to be removed, the scientists use stereolithography to make the individual implants.



Example sentences
  • A stereolithographic method of fabricating the collars is disclosed.
  • Features of the carapaces of four morphologically distinct species of boxfishes were measured, and anatomically-exact stereolithographic models of the boxfishes were constructed.
  • The present invention relates to a stereolithographic process for the preparation of three-dimensional objects.

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Line breaks: stereo|lith|og¦raphy

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