who invented the 3d printer

Who invented a 3D printer?

Chuck Hull3D printing / InventorChuck Hull is the co-founder, executive vice president and chief technology officer of 3D Systems. He is one of the inventors of the SLA 3D printer, the first commercial rapid prototyping technology, and the widely used STL file format. Wikipedia

When did 3D printers invented?

In 1986, Charles “Chuck” Hull was granted a patent for this system, and his company, 3D Systems Corporation was formed and it released the first commercial 3D printer, the SLA-1, later in 1987 or 1988.

What was the first 3D printed thing?

Chuck Hull Invents Stereolithography or 3D Printing and Produces the First Commercial 3D Printer. The first 3D printed part, produced by Chuck Hull in 1983.

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