Dave Alberts of Alberts Consulting developed the format for 3D Systems in
the mid-1980s time frame. I have not talked with him in at least two
years, but I know he's still around.
Wohlers Associates, Inc.
OakRidge Business Park
1511 River Oak Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 USA
Message text written by "P T Mativenga"
>Perhaps if we knew the originator of the abbreviation it may help shed
light. Whoever he/she is, if they have been reading
the responses on this list they must be having a good old laugh.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
Of Delbert Scott Foster
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:17 PM
>From Materialise Reference Manual p. 1-10 says, "STL is the
of Standard Triangulation Language". Then Sterolithography and other RP&M
Technologies from Rapid Prototyping to Rapid Tooling, by Paul F. Jacobs,
Phd, on page 4 says, " The software generates a tessellated object
description known as an STL or STereoLithography file." So I'll stick with
For more information about the rp-ml, see http://rapid.lpt.fi/rp-ml/
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