Its a 3d laser cutting machine. What is it named?

Question by Deebo: Its a 3d laser cutting machine. What is it referred to as?
I am not certain of how it works, but i know that it performs with AutoCAD or Inventor or some other 3d software. Somehow it laser cuts a model out of some type of material. I was wanting to know what this machine is referred to as or the a link to a website?

For instance, I have 3d modeled a boat in Autocad and I want to see it in real life, to scale. I send the file to this laser cutter and in a few hours it has made a scaled model of the boat. 1 that if I wanted to I could hold, paint or whatever. Does any person know what this procedure or machine is known as? It could not even use lasers, I dont know how it performs. I have seen some of the models that it produces even though.

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Answer by packinrat
3d Lithography
Fast prototype machines
There’s a bunch of companies now.

sreekanthsreenadh – No This doesn’t reduce pipes or I beams. It maked fancy shaped objects so intricate your could hardly carve them by hand.

Jade – I think you imply Rapid Prototyping Machine.

They are generating new systems more quickly than I or Wikipedia can keep up with.

Stereolithography reduce sheets of material creating the onject a layer at a time.

Fused Deposition Modeling lays the material down one layer at a time fusing it with each other.

Laser Deposition A laser hardens liquid plastic letting the liquid run off and the element stay.

Stereolithography (SLA) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) by 3D Systems, Inc. of Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Strong Creation Stereolithography systems by Sony Manufacturing Systems Corporation of Saitama, Japan.
Strong Imager Stereolithography by Aaroflex, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia.
Speedy Meister Stereolithography by CMET Inc of Yokohama, Japan.
Realizer Stereolithography by Realizer Gmbh of Borchen, Germany.
Small scale stereolithography by Unirapid Inc. of Misato, Japan. Internet site is in Japanese.
Laser Sintering of metals and plastics by EOS GmbH of Munich, Germany.
E-Darts desktop SLA system by Autostrade Co. Ltd of Oita City, Japan.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) by Stratasys, Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Paper Lamination Technology by KIRA Corporation of Aichi, Japan.
Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM) by Cubic Technologies Inc. of Carson, California.
Three dimensional plotting by Solidscape Inc. (formerly Sanders Prototype Inc.) of Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Digital Light Processing (DLP) by Envision Technologies GmbH of Gladbeck, Germany.
Polyjet, a photopolymer-jetting technology by Objet Geometries Ltd. of Rehovot, Israel.
Z810 Ink Jet Printer by Z Corporation of Burlington, Massachusetts. Z Corporation is a subsidiary of Contex of Denmark.
HTS FDM machine and LTY 3D printer developed by Fochif Mechatronics Technology Co., Ltd. of Shanghai, China.
Patternless Casting Modeling (PCM), Stereolithography and Fused Deposition Modeling equipment by Beijing Yinhua Co. Ltd. of Beijing, China.

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