Carl Deckard

Inventor of Selective Laser Sintering

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) has stood the test of time, and remains one of the most important additive manufacturing technologies today. Dr. Carl Deckard invented and developed SLS technology while based at The University of Austin, Texas, with the process spanning from his undergraduate studies through a masters degree and PhD. With his former professor, Joe Beaman, Carl co-founded DTM Corportation to commercialise the technology. DTM was subsequently bought by 3D Systems and SLS since became almost ubiquitous in the 3D printing world.