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 Multi-color 3d printer patent thumbnailMulti-color 3d printer
A printer adapted for printing three dimensional (3d) objects with material having two or more colors. The printer includes a print head with an extrusion nozzle having an outlet, a mixing chamber upstream of the outlet, and a heated portion.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


 Automated systems for composite part fabrication patent thumbnailAutomated systems for composite part fabrication
A method includes: providing a matrix material and a fiber material separate from the matrix material to a fused deposition modelling (fdm) three dimensional (3d) printer; and delivering the matrix material and the fiber material to a printing location of the fdm 3d printer while maintaining separation of the fiber material from the matrix material up to the printing location of the fdm 3d printer, wherein the delivering includes melting the matrix material and embedding the fiber material within the matrix material. Further, a system includes: a build platform; and two or more tools associated with the build platform; wherein the two or more tools are configured and arranged with respect to the build platform to add matrix material and fiber material in non-planar layers to build the object..
Autodesk, Inc.


 Skin printing and auto-grafting patent thumbnailSkin printing and auto-grafting
An apparatus and method for the production of substitute skin that advantageously reduces the amount of donor dermal cells needed from non-wound areas of a patient having a wound to be auto-grafted is reduced by using all of the harvested skin cells. A 3d printer is used to construct a wound graft product from the harvested skin cells without wasting any of the harvested skin cells.
Dermagenesis Llc


 Printing method and storage device for 3d printer patent thumbnailPrinting method and storage device for 3d printer
A printing method and a storage device for a 3d printer are provided. Model data information and corresponding printing parameter information is configured simultaneously with respect to the 3d printer.
Inventec Appliances Corp.


 Database and marketplace for medical devices patent thumbnailDatabase and marketplace for medical devices
The present disclosure provides a database and methods to allow users to download and/or upload scanned or raw data for objects from or into a database. The data relating to the objects will be stored in a design file on the database, and will allow for end users to print the objects on a 3d printer at their location.
Osiris Biomed 3d, Llc


 Method and  three dimensional printing of colored objects patent thumbnailMethod and three dimensional printing of colored objects
Systems, computer readable media, and methods for printing of 3d objects in color are disclosed. In general, a 3d object may be produced and colored by a 3d printer using the same digital 3d model.
Apple, Inc.


 Producing a lock and matching key patent thumbnailProducing a lock and matching key
Technology for producing and/or reproducing a lock and/or matching key in which a user enters a personally selected alphanumeric input, such as a password or passphrase, or other personally memorable data, to an input processor. The alphanumeric input is converted by a deterministic transformation function, such as a hashing function, to an alphanumeric output which corresponds to a key cutting code.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Intelligent 3d printing through optimization of 3d print parameters patent thumbnailIntelligent 3d printing through optimization of 3d print parameters
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for improving 3d printing systems and techniques include, in one aspect, a system including: three dimensional (3d) printer hardware; and at least one computer communicatively coupled with the 3d printer hardware, the at least one computer programed to receive 3d print type inputs for an object to be 3d printed and create a 3d print profile including parameters for 3d printing the object using the 3d printer hardware by matching the 3d print type inputs against a database.. .
Autodesk, Inc.


 Dynamic real-time slice engine for 3d printing patent thumbnailDynamic real-time slice engine for 3d printing
Methods, systems, and apparatus include computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, including a method for 3d printing without preprocessing a cad model before delivery to a 3d printer. The cad model for a design to be printed is received by a 3d printer.
Autodesk, Inc.


 Stabilized metallic nanoparticles for 3d printing patent thumbnailStabilized metallic nanoparticles for 3d printing
A material for use in a 3d printer. The material may include a plurality of metallic particles and a stabilizing material.
Xerox Corporation


Systems and methods for designing programmable parts for models and optimizing 3d printing

Systems and techniques include, in at least one aspect, a method including receiving user selection of parts from a plurality of virtual parts to build a virtual 3d model in a modeling environment, receiving user instruction for modifying or assembling of at least one of the selected parts within the modeling environment, validating the user instruction against physical constraints of an associated 3d printer; and outputting the virtual 3d model for 3d printing on the associated 3d printer after the validating.. .
Autodesk, Inc.

3d printing of colored models on multi-head printers

This document describes techniques and apparatuses for 3d printing for colored models on multi-head fused-deposition modeling (fdm) printers. These techniques are capable of enabling fdm printers to create 3d objects based on colored models, in some cases by determining printer instructions for multiple printer heads based on a 3d model and color data for the surface of the 3d model.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Increased inter-layer bonding in 3d printing

Inter-layer bonding in objects manufactured by 3d printing techniques is improved by one or more targeted heat sources (thss) that preheat a targeted portion of existing object material before additional material is added to the object. 3d printing is also improved, optimized or calibrated by pre- or post-heating a targeted area.
Bluebox 3d, Llc

Increased inter-layer bonding in 3d printing

Inter-layer bonding in objects manufactured by 3d printing techniques is improved by one or more targeted heat sources (thss) that preheat a targeted portion of existing object material before additional material is added to the object. 3d printing is also improved, optimized or calibrated by pre- or post-heating a targeted area.
Bluebox 3d, Llc

Method and folded antenna components

Method and apparatus for making antennas and antenna components suitable for wideband transmission and reception are disclosed. Material accretion devices or apparatus such as a 3d printer can be used to form the antennas and antenna components.
Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc.

System for the network monitoring of 3d printing and method thereof

Monitoring a 3d printer comprises a network information module, a photographic device, a status report module, and a fixed format instruction receiver module. The photographic device is capable of periodically shooting a print status of the 3d printer.
Inventec Appliances Corp.

System, apparatus and method, for producing a three dimensional printed figurine

A system, apparatus and method for producing a 3d figurine is provided. The system comprises: a mounting rig having assembled and unassembled states, mounting rig defining a space therein when assembled, and being portable when unassembled; cameras attached to mounting rig when assembled, the cameras arranged for capturing at least two viewing angles of a substantial portion of surface points of the subject; and, a computing device comprising a processor and a communication interface, the computing device in communication with each of the cameras using the, the processor configured to: coordinate the cameras to capture respective image data at substantially a same time; receive images comprising the respective image data from the cameras; and, transmit, using the interface, the images to a server for processing into a 3d printer file..
Rememborines Inc.

Tooth positioning appliance and uses thereof

The present invention discloses an orthodontic appliance for positioning teeth and its application in orthodontic treatment planning using a work station. 3d teeth models are created from scanning data.
Orametrix, Inc.

3d printer system having a rotatable platform, metal flake filament, multiple heaters, and modularity

A three-dimensional printing system having a generally planar object platform that is rotatable about a central point is disclosed. A printing extruder nozzle is disposed above the platform and configured for radial or linear movement relative thereto while the platform rotates.

Integrating components into 3d printed objects

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage medium, for integrating components into objects that are to be 3d printed. One of the methods includes obtaining a three-dimensional model of a first object; receiving an input identifying an additional component; generating a digital representation of the additional component; integrating the digital representation of the additional component with the three-dimensional model; and providing the three-dimensional model with the integrated digital representation to a 3d printer for fabrication..

Control device for 3d printer

Disclosed is a control device for a 3d printer, which controls the 3d printer including a supply unit for supplying a forming material and a degradable agent, and a printing unit for printing a 3d object. The control device includes a display unit and a controller.

Electro-mechanical 3d printing design system

A computer-implemented layout tool includes a mechanical design engine for configuring mechanical design components to be included in a design, an electrical design engine for configuring electrical components to be included in the design, a constraint engine for identifying a 3d printer to be used to print the design and to provide design constraints including feedback for inoperative or impermissible configurations of one or more mechanical components or electrical pathways associated with the design; and a simulation engine for simulating, at least, electrical performance of the design based on one or more electrical components added to the design after printing and proposed electrical pathways.. .

3d printer system with circular carousel and multiple material delivery systems

A carousel system includes a platform and a plurality of material delivery systems mounted on a periphery of the platform, each respective material delivery system including a first gear and an extruder nozzle head. The carousel system also includes a carousel rotatably mounted on the platform, a first motor adapted to cause the carousel to rotate from a first radial position to a second radial position, a second motor mounted on the carousel, a drive shaft coupled to the second motor, and a second gear coupled to the drive shaft.

Method for configuring information related to a 3d printer and recommending a 3d printer

Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide optimized 3d printings to a user by inserting metadata (i.e., a current model should be printed with a strong heat resistance material) to a 3d object for 3d printing and combining preference of a default printing material which a user desires (i.e., since glass is fragile, it does not like to print with glass) based thereon and printer performance of the user's (i.e., the printer which can print glass and plastic).. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Three-dimensional printer platform leveling apparatus and method

The present invention provides a 3d printer comprising a base, a build platform, an adjustable support assembly (e.g., including a resilient support point having a spring and a post) coupling the build platform to the base, and a locking mechanism that secures a position of the build platform relative to the base. The locking mechanism can include a releasable clamp positioned between the base and the post.

Apparatus for printing a chemical mechanical polishing pad

A method of fabricating a polishing layer of a polishing pad includes successively depositing a plurality of layers with a 3d printer, each layer of the plurality of polishing layers deposited by ejecting a pad material precursor from a nozzle and solidifying the pad material precursor to form a solidified pad material.. .
Applied Materials, Inc.

System for visualizing a three dimensional (3d) model as printed from a 3d printer

A system and a method visualize three dimensional (3d) printability of a 3d model. A 3d printing process of the 3d model is simulated to generate a layered 3d model describing the 3d model as printed.
Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Methods and apparatuses for printing three dimensional images

Systems and methods for printing a 3d object on a three-dimensional (3d) printer are described. The methods semi-automatically or automatically delineate an item in an image, receive a 3d model of the item, matches said item to said 3d model, and send the matched 3d model to a 3d printer..
Virginia Venture Industries, Llc

Method and system for creating composite 3d models for building information modeling (bim)

A method and system for creating composite three dimensional (3d) models for building information modeling (bim). The method and system provides the creation of new composite 3d and higher dimensional models from plural different 3d models from plural different manufacturers for existing 3d modeling (e.g., autodesk revit, autodesk inventor, autocad, sketchup, vectorworks, microstation, archicad, solidworks, proe, etc.) the new composite 3d models are used to enhance and extend existing 3d modeling programs.

Method and system for creating 3d models from 2d data for building information modeling (bim)

A method and system for creating three dimensional (3d) models from two dimensional (2d) data for building information modeling (bim). The method and system allow new, 2d, 3d and higher dimensional models to be created for existing 3d modeling programs (e.g., autodesk revit, autocad, vectorworks, microstation, archicad, etc.).

Adding strength, color, and finish to 3d printed objects

A method comprises steps for (a) printing a 3d object using a 3d printer, the 3d object comprising a surface having one or both of one or more raised artifacts and one or more instances of raised text; and (b) printing an overlay to the surface with a printer using uv-curable ink and curing the ink with ultraviolet light, providing thereby one or more of increased strength, improved texture, and enhanced color effects or the 3d object.. .

3d printer

A 3d printer has a base, a driving unit, a material exporting unit and a material tank. A three-dimensional prototype can be generated by the coordination of the material exporting unit and an x-axis rail, y-axis rail and z-axis rail of the base.

System for use with three-dimensional printer and using the same

An assembly that is configured to be coupled to and communicate with a 3d printer having a printer head includes a color-application unit positioned upstream of the 3d printer. The color-application unit is configured to receive a filament and direct the filament to the printer head of the 3d printer.

3d printing: marketplace with federated access to printers

Systems, methods, and media for optimizing and facilitating 3d printing services in a marketplace environment are provided. In one example, a system comprises a memory and at least one module, executing on one or more computer processors, to host or participate in a 3d printing service marketplace environment including marketplace participants and a federated network of 3d printing service providers.

Construction of a facial mask for air supply and air exchange

A computer implemented method and a mask development system (mds) for constructing a three-dimensional (3d) facial mask for air supply and air exchange are provided. The mds receives images of a face and biometric data, constructs a 3d facial structure of the face's actual size using one or more facial parameters obtained from the received images and biometric data, and constructs a 3d mask structure that fits on internal and/or external areas of one or more facial parts of the 3d facial structure.
Hankookin, Inc.

Apparatus and processing medical images and computer-readable recording medium

Provided is an apparatus for processing medical images, the apparatus including: an imaging processing unit that sets an output range in a three-dimensional (3d) medical image, determines tissue properties for each region of the object that falls within the output range, and converts tissue property data representing the tissue properties of the object and the 3d medical image to a form that can be output by a 3d printer; and a communication unit that transmits the result obtained by converting the tissue property data and the 3d medical image to the 3d printer.. .
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

Three-dimensional object storage, customization, and distribution system

A method for routing object data that defines a 3-dimensional (3d) object to a 3d printer includes receiving the object data at a server and determining, by the server, object attributes associated with the object defined by the object data. The server searches a database that stores 3d printer attributes for one or more 3d printers capable of printing objects that possess the determined object attributes.
Accenture Global Services Limited

Customized laser metal powder 3d printed consumable weld inserts

High weld fatigue class transverse butt joint welds utilizing customized consumable weld inserts laid into the root of the joint. The customized consumable weld inserts may be produced with a 3d printer using digital data obtained by scanning of the joint or from product specifications.
Caterpillar Inc.

Method for creating custom orthopedic supports from computerized data inputs

Systems and methods of measuring feet and designing and creating orthopedic inserts are described. A leg length discrepancy of a user is measured and this data, along with a shoe model and size are input into a computer.

3d printer with native spherical control

A three dimensional printer includes a work surface, an arcuate track disposed within in a track plane that is orthogonal to the work surface, a carriage slidably disposed on the track and translatable relative thereto, and a print head supported by the carriage. The track has a constant radius of curvature extending from a point on the work surface.
Nike, Inc.

Three dimensional printer and control method thereof

A three dimensional (3d) printer sprays and solidifies liquid ink to build a 3d object prevents implementation of unintended color due to a mix of different color ink, and increases 3d printing speed by enhancing the process of spraying and solidifying the ink. The control method of the 3d printer for building a 3d object by laminating a plurality of layers includes forming first areas not adjacent to each other in one of the plurality of layers and solidifying the first areas; and forming second areas adjacent to the solidified first areas and solidifying the second areas..
Samsung Electronics Co.,ltd.

3d printed golf ball core

A method of forming a golf ball includes forming a core using a 3d printer, and molding a cover in a surrounding position over the core through at least one of compression molding and injection molding. The core may be formed by printing a first core portion, printing a second core portion, and fusing the first core portion with the second core portion to form the core.
Nike, Inc.

Printed chemical mechanical polishing pad having controlled porosity

A method of fabricating a polishing pad includes determining a desired distribution of voids to be introduced within a polymer matrix of a polishing layer of the polishing pad. Electronic control signals configured to be read by a 3d printer are generated which specify the locations where a polymer matrix precursor is to be deposited, and specify the locations of the desired distribution of voids where no material is to be deposited.
Applied Materials, Inc.

Systems and methods for 3d printing with multiple exchangeable printheads

A modular 3d printer system can include a base subsystem and multiple exchangeable components. The base subsystem can have a 3d motion module, a printhead module and a platform module.

Three dimensional (3d) printing of epoxy, hardener, and parts of an object to be assembled later

A three dimensional (3d) printer and method for dispensing a material to form a 3d substructure and for dispensing an adhesive onto the 3d substructure. The adhesive printed onto the 3d substructure may be used to attach the 3d substructure to another substructure such as a conventionally formed substructure or another 3d printed substructure.
Xerox Corporation

Process by which files to be printed on 3d printers can be secured, along with digital rights to reproduce these objects

A process by which a network service can be used to secure the rights to print 3d copies of items protected by trademark or other protection. Once rights are secured, the process can make a file available so the 3d printer can recreate the object, but not more copies than allowed by the license.

Systems and methods for manufacturing of multi-property anatomically customized devices

Systems and methods for using a three dimensional fabrication device, like a 3d printer, for novel automation and additive manufacturing techniques in manufacturing medical devices such as orthotics, customized for a particular person. The systems and methods may use a plurality of work surfaces on the three dimensional fabrication device.

Systems and methods for selectively printing three-dimensional objects within media assets based on 3d printer capability

Methods and systems are provided herein for delivering an appropriate design file for printing of a three-dimensional object based on a determined printer capability. The determined printer capability may be, for example, the capabilities of a printer that is operatively linked with the user equipment.
United Video Properties, Inc.

3d printing

A surface portion modification apparatus is provided which is co-operable with a 3d printer. It includes a head nozzle follower assembly.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method for making an article from a curable material

The present disclosure is directed at a method for making an article from a curable material, such as pliable fibre-reinforced polymer. The method includes printing a dissolvable, three dimensional substructure using a substructure material; applying the curable material to the substructure; curing the curable material while it is on the substructure; and dissolving the substructure using a dissolving agent.
Red River College

Three-dimensional printing catalog system and methods of use and doing business

A three-dimensional printing catalog system and methods of use and doing business. A 3d printer provides access to one or more catalogs of printable models.
Full Spectrum Laser Llc

Techniques for performing cross-sectional stress analysis for three-dimensional objects

In one embodiment of the present invention, a stress analysis engine efficiently computes stresses for an arbitrarily shaped three-dimension (3d) model. In operation, the stress analysis engine slices the 3d model into layers of cross-sections.
Autodesk, Inc.

Generating support material for three-dimensional printing

In one embodiment of the present invention, a support structure generator creates support structures designed to buttress three-dimensional (3d) digital models during 3d printing. In operation, the support structure generator incrementally constructs a support graph that connects overhanging points included in the 3d model with support points on a horizontal ground plane or relatively flat surfaces in the 3d model.
Autodesk, Inc.

Generating support material for three-dimensional printing

In one embodiment of the present invention, a support structure generator creates support structures designed to buttress three-dimensional (3d) digital models during 3d printing. In operation, the support structure generator incrementally constructs a support graph that connects overhanging points included in the 3d model with support points on a horizontal ground plane or relatively flat surfaces in the 3d model.
Autodesk, Inc.

Color stable inks and applications thereof

In one aspect, inks for use with a 3d printer are described herein. In some embodiments, an ink comprises a polymerizable material and a reactive wax comprising a saturated alkyl moiety bonded to an ethyleneically unsaturated moiety through a urethane, urea, ester, or carbonate ester linkage, wherein the ink is free or substantially free of non-reactive wax..
3d Systems, Inc.

Intelligent 3d printer and method

A 3d printer system and related methods. The 3d printer system includes a processor and an accessible memory.
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.

Two-motor multi-head 3d printer extrusion system

A 3d printing system having a rotating plate wherein at least two printing components are selectively attached to said rotating plate, and wherein said rotating plate is capable or rotating to selectively engage each said printing component to a drive motor which is capable of driving the printing component when engaged.. .

Skin printing and auto-grafting

An apparatus and method for the production of substitute skin that advantageously reduces the amount of donor dermal cells needed from non-wound areas of a patient having a wound to be auto-grafted is reduced by using all of the harvested skin cells. A 3d printer is used to construct a wound graft product from the harvested skin cells without wasting any of the harvested skin cells.
Innovative Therapies, Inc.

3d printer station

A printing station teaching a control chamber for printing that is either part of the 3d printer or in which the 3d printer is enclosed. Additionally, the printing station must be equipped with assembly directions for building various devices from two or more printed component parts, an inventory of non-printable parts, a robot or other automated means for selecting and combining component parts into devices, as well as downloadable software and encryption for securing the devices and limiting their applications.

System and printing tunable antennas

The present invention is a method and system for using a 3d printer for printing various tunable antennas. In one embodiment, and exponent antenna is created by printing a board using a 3d printer in combination with vacuum metallization to create the antenna and provide engineered break points for adjusting the printed antenna for the most effective gain.

System and enabling the partial printing of a device

An apparatus and method for multi-stage printing teaches means for removing and replacing a printed component during the printing process and accurately placing the component in the printer for continuation of the printing process. This can be accomplished through the use of a scanner, probe machine, or scanning additionally, the present invention teaches the use of heating means in combination with a 3d printer to overcome additional issues with multi-sage printing..

System and 3d printing parts with additional features

An apparatus and method for multi-stage printing teaches a 3d printer in combination with one or more additional dispensing nozzles. One or more additional dispensing nozzles are combined with the 3d for filling cavities with other compounds such as foam, sterilizing parts by spraying printed mold with disinfectant or antibacterial treatments, and embedding parts or other materials such as paper, fiberglass, or carbon fiber within the printing layers for additional strength and changing mold properties of a final product.

Adhesive for 3d printing

In one aspect, adhesives for use with a 3d printer are described herein. In some embodiments, an adhesive for use with a 3d printer comprises a first polymeric component comprising a poly(vinyl alcohol) and a second polymeric component.
3d Systems, Inc.

Printed chemical mechanical polishing pad having abrasives therein

A method of fabricating a polishing layer of a polishing pad includes determining a desired distribution of particles to be embedded within a polymer matrix of the polishing layer. A plurality of layers of the polymer matrix is successively deposited with a 3d printer, each layer of the plurality of layers of polymer matrix being deposited by ejecting a polymer matrix precursor from a nozzle.
Applied Materials, Inc.

Evaluating the stability of three-dimensional models

A three-dimensional (3d) modeling application is configured to generate a graphical user interface (gui) that notifies a user whether a 3d model represents a stable, marginally stable, or unstable object. The 3d modeling application includes a stability module that determines the stability of the object based upon the 3d model.
Autodesk, Inc.

Protective athletic equipment

Custom fitting protective athletic equipment composed of larger compressive chambers to generally surround a body part as well a plurality of smaller compressive chambers, which can be shaped to absorb rotational impact forces, outside the larger compressive chambers. A hard or yielding shell positioned either outside the chambers or between them can provide additional impact dampening and protection.
Rousseau Research, Inc.

System and remote production of financial instruments

Financial instruments are produced at a remote location by a 3d printer. In one embodiment, a request is made for a financial instrument, such as a prepaid gift instrument, by user system(s) at the remote location(s).
The Western Union Company

Multi-color ink for 3d printing, 3d printer, and controlling the 3d printer

A multi-color ink for 3d printing, a 3d printer, and a method of controlling the 3d printer are provided. The multi-color ink for 3d printing including a first ink composition that includes a photocurable material, a photoinitiator configured to cure the photocurable material, a first colorant, and an anti-intercolor bleed agent configured to prevent intercolor bleeding occurring when the plurality of ink compositions come into contact with each other, and a second ink composition that includes a photocurable material, a photoinitiator configured to cure the photocurable material, and a second colorant having an acid moiety involved in a reaction with the anti-intercolor bleed agent to cause aggregation.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.



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