Chuck Hull
Chuck Hull

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Name: Chuck Hull
Occupation: Inventor
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 12, 1939
Age: 83
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Chuck Hull

Chuck Hull was born on May 12, 1939 in United States (83 years old). Chuck Hull is an Inventor, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Chuck Hullnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

In 2014, he received the European Inventor Award in the Non-European countries category. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame the same year.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$20 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Chuck Hull Salary Detail

The salary for his role as 3D Systems CTO was $307,500 in 2011.

Before Fame

He graduated from Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado and earned a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado in 1961.

Biography Timeline

1939

Chuck Hull was born on May 12, 1939 in Clifton, Colorado, the son of Lester and Esther Hull. His early life was spent in Clifton and Gateway, Colorado. He graduated from Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado. Chuck received a BS in engineering physics from the University of Colorado in 1961.

1983

Hull first came up with the idea in 1983 when he was using UV light to harden tabletop coatings. But on July 16, 1984 Alain Le Méhauté, Olivier de Witte and Jean Claude André filed their patent for the stereolithography process. It was three weeks before Chuck Hull filed his own patent for stereolithography. The application of French inventors were abandoned by the French General Electric Company (now Alcatel-Alsthom) and CILAS (The Laser Consortium). The claimed reason was “for lack of business perspective”. Hull coined the term “stereolithography” in his U.S. Patent 4,575,330 entitled “Apparatus for Production of Three-Dimensional Objects by Stereolithography” issued on March 11, 1986. He defined stereolithography as a method and apparatus for making solid objects by successively “printing” thin layers of the ultraviolet curable material one on top of the other. In Hull's patent, a concentrated beam of ultraviolet light is focused onto the surface of a vat filled with liquid photopolymer. The light beam, moving under computer control, draws each layer of the object onto the surface of the liquid. Wherever the beam strikes the surface, the photopolymer polymerizes/crosslinks and changes to a solid. An advanced CAD/CAM/CAE software mathematically slices the computer model of the object into a large number of thin layers. The process then builds the object layer by layer starting with the bottom layer, on an elevator that is lowered slightly after solidification of each layer.

1986

In 1986, commercial rapid prototyping was started by Hull when he founded 3D Systems in Valencia, California. Hull realized that his concept was not limited to liquids and therefore gave it the generic name “stereolithography” (3D printing), and filed broad patent claims covering any “material capable of solidification” or “material capable of altering its physical state.”

2011

The salary for his role as 3D Systems CTO was $307,500 in 2011.

Family Life

Chuck married a woman named Anntionette and has two children.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Chuck Hull is 83 years, 6 months and 14 days old. Chuck Hull will celebrate 84th birthday on a Friday 12th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Chuck Hull upcoming birthday.

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