Experiments In Layered Electro-Photographic Printing 267
Electro-photographic printing processes employed by products such as laser printers and photocopiers are commonly used to deposit and fuse thin layers of thermoplastic powder onto paper. This report describes preliminary experiments aimed at adapting the electro-photographic printing process for use as a layered manufacturing technique. 3-D electro-photographic printing holds considerable potential as an inexpensive freeform fabrication technique that is suitable for office environments. The possibilities for selective coloring are also discussed.