I was the software manager at 3D Systems when we put the 1989 specification
together. Carl is correct. STL is an abbreviation for Stereolithography.
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From: Carl Dekker [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 10:14 AM
To: P T Mativenga; rp-ml
Subject: Re: STL'S
"The software generates a tessellated object description known as an STL or
Please see Page 4 "Stereolithography and Other RP&M Technologies" by Paul
I believe it is also described in the "Fundamentals of Sterolithography" but
I can't reference that as I have loaned it out at present.
I hope this puts it to rest.
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From: P T <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Mativenga
To: rp-ml <mailto:email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 6:25 AM
Subject: RE: STL'S
Perhaps if we knew the originator of the abbreviation it may help shed some
light. Whoever he/she is, if they have been reading
the responses on this list they must be having a good old laugh.
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Of Delbert Scott Foster
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:17 PM
>From Materialise Reference Manual p. 1-10 says, "STL is the abbreviation
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
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