Chuck Hull invents "stereolithography." 3-D printing is born.
Stratasys releases first fused deposition modeling machine.
Helisys introduces laminated object manufacturing
Cubital invents solid ground curing technologies.
DTM releases first selective laser sintering machine.
Solingen commercializes direct shell production casting.
Model Maker's wax printer hits the market.
Z Corp releases the first concept modeling printer.
Aeromet develops laser additive manufacturing.
Objet Geometries releases first 3-D ink jet printer.
Z Corp unveils first commercially available multi-color 3-D printer.
Solidimension releases the first desktop 3-D printer.
3D System begins printing jewelry.
Stratasys unveils first biocompatible FDM material.
RepRap open source printers pop up in England.
MakerBot Industries releases its first open source machine for $750.
Stratasys founder, Scott Crump, inducted into IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame.
National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (NAMII) founded in Youngstown, Ohio.