(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication oo) Pub. No.: US 2007/0074659 Al
Wahlstrom (43) Pub. Date: Apr. 5,2007
(51) Int. CI.
BOSD 3/12 (2006.01)
BOSC 11/00 (2006.01)
B0SB 5/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 118/679; 427/355; 118/712;
427/402; 118/410; 118/642
A stereolithography apparatus having a resin vat with resupply containers in one-way flow communication and a leveling container in two-way flow communication, an automatic offload cart to remove and replace build support platforms, an elevator assembly for supporting and releasably retaining a build platform removably attached to the stereolithography apparatus frame such that elevator forks supporting the build platform can be released into the vat and removed from the stereolithography apparatus with the vat, and a recoater assembly and recoater blade for mapping the resin surface in the vat and applying a fresh coating of resin to a cross-section being built in the vat.