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    the first past the starting post

    What does that expression mean in the paragraph below?

    As is fairly typical with new technology, while SLA can claim to be the first past the starting post, it was not the only RP technology in development at this time, for, in 1987,
    Carl Deckard, who was working at the University of Texas, filed a patent in the US for the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) RP process.


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    Re: the first past the starting post

    The starting line for a race. They were the first to start working on the technology.

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