A laser cuts the outline of a cross section of the CAD file into an ultra thin layer of modeling material. A new layer of material is then indexed, bonded to the previous layers, and cut. This process is repeated using very thin layers of material.
A type of Rapid Prototyping Technology in which ___
Helisys, now defunct and succeeded by Cubic Technologies, was the first producer but also several other manufacturers provide this technology. Layers of paper or other materials are cut and bonded to form a part.
A rapid prototyping technology that bonds layers of paper together to form a part.
Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOMâ„¢) is a rapid prototyping system developed by Helisys Inc. In it, layers of adhesive-coated paper are successively glued together and cut to shape with a laser cutter.