SDL (Selective Deposits Layer): 3D Printing with Paper and Lasers
Selective Deposition Lamination (SLD) is a 3D printing process
using paper. This process is similar to Laminated Object Manufacturing
(LOM) rapid prototyping method. The process involves layers
of adhesive coated paper (or plastic or metal laminates) that
are successively glued together with a heated roller and cut
to shape with a laser cutter layer by layer. A roller with
the material moves each new sheet of material over the last
and repeats the process until the object is completed.
Materials to 3D print using this process is relatively low cost since you can use off the shelf copy paper from any office store. Since 3D printed models from paper have wood like characteristics, they can be further processed using some wood finishing techniques.It differs from Lost Object Manufacturing in a couple regards, Most notably in the gluing process. SDL adheres only the parts of the object that will fabricate the object, whereas LOM glues the entire sheet uniformly.
More information regarding SDL is available on the page dedicated to 3D printing technologies.