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 Methods for photosculpture patent thumbnailMethods for photosculpture
A 3d object (the “new object”) is fabricated layer by layer by 3d printing. The shape and relative dimensions of the various parts of the new object match that of another 3d object (the “target object”).
Impossible Objects, Llc


 3d printing of facial prostheses patent thumbnail3d printing of facial prostheses
Firstly, a custom designed 3d printer with x-y-z gantry robot with an accuracy of 0.1 μm was adapted with a custom designed printing head (51b). Secondly, a two component silicone elastomer suitable for rp was developed that incorporates the desired characteristics and properties similar to those commercially available for the provision of facial and body prostheses.
Technovent Limited


 Multi-electron-beam melting and milling composite 3d printing apparatus patent thumbnailMulti-electron-beam melting and milling composite 3d printing apparatus
The present application relates to the technical field of 3d printing apparatuses, and discloses a multi-electron-beam melting and milling composite 3d printing apparatus, which comprises a base, in which the base is provided with a machining platform, the base is further provided with a powder spreading structure a plurality of electron beam emitting structures and a milling head are arranged above the machining platform, the plurality of electron beam emitting structures are spacedly and circumferentially arranged outside the milling head the plurality of electron beam emitting structures are configured for emitting electron beams to melt the metal powder layer in partitions and thereby form a plurality of single-layer or multi-layer approximate bodies, and the milling head is configured for milling the plurality of single-layer or multi-layer approximate bodies.. .
Yuanmeng Precision Technology (shenzhen) Institute


 Systems and methods for making custom orthotics patent thumbnailSystems and methods for making custom orthotics
A method of manufacturing a custom foot orthotic for a patient is described. The method includes collecting dynamic pressure data of a plantar surface of the foot of the patient at multiple time frames during a gait cycle of the patient, determining the dimensions of the patient's foot from the dynamic pressure data, scaling a three dimensional model of a foot orthotic along the x and y axes to form a scaled three dimensional model which approximates the dimensions of the patient's foot and adjusting the height of the scaled model along the z-axis in one or more regions based on the dynamic pressure data to form a three-dimensional model of the custom foot orthotic.
Foot Innovations, Llc


 Stacked electronic device and  fabricating the same patent thumbnailStacked electronic device and fabricating the same
A method for fabricating a stacked electronic device is provided. A first three-dimensional (3d) printing is performed to form a first insulating layer and a plurality of first redistribution layers (rdls) on a first substrate.
Winbond Electronics Corp.


 Systems and methods for facilitating 3d printing and on-demand industry development patent thumbnailSystems and methods for facilitating 3d printing and on-demand industry development
Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for facilitating 3d printing and on-demand industry development are provided.. .
Ocean Print Limited


 Personalization of products for 3d printing patent thumbnailPersonalization of products for 3d printing
Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for personalizing 3d printed objects or products are provided. One method includes setting, by at least a processor, at least one customization parameter that describes an aspect of a three dimensional (3d) product that is available to be customized by a customer, and displaying, via a web application, the at least one customization parameter and limits for the at least one customization parameter.
Ocean Print Limited


 Increased interlayer adhesion of three-dimensional printed articles patent thumbnailIncreased interlayer adhesion of three-dimensional printed articles
Technologies are generally described to increase interlayer adhesion of a 3d printed article. A printhead of a 3d printing system may include an extrusion nozzle configured to deposit one or more polymer layers onto a substrate to form the 3d printed article.
Empire Technology Development Llc


 Electron beam melting and laser milling composite 3d printing apparatus patent thumbnailElectron beam melting and laser milling composite 3d printing apparatus
The present application relates to the technical field of 3d printing apparatus, and discloses an electron beam melting and laser milling composite 3d printing apparatus which comprises a base, in which a powder spreading structure configured for spreading metal powders onto the machining platform is arranged on the base, an electron beam emitting structure and a laser milling head are arranged above the machining platform, the electron beam emitting structure is configured for emitting an electron beam to melt the metal powder layer to form a single-layer or multi-layer approximate body, and the laser milling head is configured for emitting a laser beam to mill the single-layer or multi-layer approximate body.. .
Yuanmeng Precision Technology (shenzhen) Institute


 Edible material patent thumbnailEdible material
An edible material may be made of liquid, sugar, and one or more hydrocolloids. The edible material may be used to form edible cups, containers, and the like and may be capable of holding hot or cold liquids for extended periods of time, and have an extended shelf life.
Loliware Llc


Device and 3d printing methods, with accelerated execution

The invention relates to a device and a method for 3d printing with accelerated method execution.. .
Voxeljet Ag

3d printing devices and methods

A device is provided for making an implant having a hollow region, the device comprising a print surface rotatable in a clockwise and counterclockwise direction about an axis of rotation; a print head disposed adjacent to and substantially transverse to the print surface, the print head configured to apply material used to make the implant on at least a portion of the print surface or heat material disposed on at least a portion of the print surface used to make the implant; and a base disposed adjacent to the print head and contacting the print surface, the base configured to be movable in forward, backward and lateral directions relative to the print head to make the implant having the hollow region. Methods of using the device and are also disclosed..
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

Method of producing bumps in electronic components, corresponding component and computer program product

An electronic component, such as an integrated circuit, includes one or more circuits with bumps extending in a longitudinal direction outward from the circuit. The bumps may be formed, e.g., by 3d printing, with at least one protrusion extending away from the longitudinal direction..
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

Method of producing lead frames for electronic components, corresponding component and computer program product

An electronic component, such as an integrated circuit, includes at least one circuit having coupled therewith electrical connections including a lead frame of electrically conductive material. The lead frame is produced by an additive process of conductive material, e.g., by 3d printing, by forming a three-dimensional structure of leads having overlapping surfaces with a gap therebetween..
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

Method of producing electronic components, corresponding component and computer program product

An electronic component includes one or more circuits having electrical connections coupled therewith. The electrical connections include a lead frame as well as electrical wires coupling the circuit or circuits to respective portions of the lead frame.
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

Device and selecting an object for 3d printing

Aspects of the technology include method of selecting an object from a videogame for 3d printing. The method involves periodically rendering a virtual environment of a videogame for display at a succession of points in time.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Moulding compositions based on vinylaromatic copolymers for 3d printing

Thermoplastic moulding composition for 3d printing containing a polymer mixture a made of components a and b: a being from 30 to 95% by weight of at least one vinylaromatic copolymer a with average molar mass mw from 150 000 to 360 000 g/mol, b being from 5 to 70% by weight of at least one impact modifier b, where the viscosity of the moulding composition (measured in accordance with iso 11443) at shear rates of from 1 to 10 l/sec and at a temperature of 250° c. Is not higher than 1×105 pa*s and the melt volume rate (mvr, measured in accordance with iso 1133 for 220° c.
Ineos Styrolution Group Gmbh

Polyesteramide for 3d printing

A polyesteramide for use in 3d printing includes about 1 to about 30 mole percent of a diamine monomer unit, a diol monomer unit, and a terephthalate monomer unit, the polyesteramide having a glass transition temperature (tg) in a range from about 50° c. To about 95° c..
Xerox Corporation

Copolymers for 3d printing

A copolymer for use in 3d printing includes about 1 to about 30 mole percent of a diacid monomer unit, a diol monomer unit, and a terephthalate monomer unit, the copolymer having a glass transition temperature (tg) in a range from about 50° c. To about 95° c..
Xerox Corporation

3d printing method with rapid drying step

The invention relates to a method for producing three-dimensional models by means of a layering technique, particulate build material being applied to a build space in a layer, and a binder fluid then being selectively applied to the build material, proceeding in layers, and these steps being repeated until the desired model is produced, a controlled air flow being conducted through the applied build material, as well as a device for carrying out the method and thus produced models.. .
Voxeljet Ag

Multiaxis fiber reinforcement for 3d printing

In a 3d composite printer, toolpaths defining fill material shells are received, as are toolpaths defining support material shells. A 3d toolpath defining a long fiber composite material curved shell is also received.
Markforged, Inc.

Spectral gradient filter production using surface applied array optimized 3d shadow masks

A method of producing spectral gradient filters using surface applied array optimized 3d shadow masks by placing the shadow mask on the surface of the wafer substrate using a technique such as 3d printing, and by also using spatial algorithms to shape each mask aperture individually is disclosed.. .
Pixelteq, Inc.

Wearable posture advisory system

In one aspect, a method for formulating a wearable posture advisory system will be described. A three dimensional body model of at least a part of a body of a user is obtained.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Photo-curing 3d printing device and imaging system thereof

The present invention provides an imaging system of a photo-curing 3d printing device. The imaging system comprises a light source, a liquid crystal panel, a first polarized light filter, a second polarized light filter, a focusing lens array, a projection lens, and a controller.
Prismlab China Ltd.

Linear-immersed sweeping accumulation for 3d printing

The present disclosure describes systems and techniques relating to computer numerical control (cnc) additive manufacturing. According to an aspect, a tooltip for an additive manufacturing machine includes: an input end configured to receive light from an optical system; and an output end configured to deliver the light to a workpiece on a build platform in the additive manufacturing machine; wherein the output end of the tooltip is configured to be immersed in a liquid resin in a tank of the additive manufacturing machine, and the output end defines a linear opening through which the light is delivered to the workpiece on the build platform..
University Of Southern California

Multi-part counting system for three-dimensional printed parts

According to one aspect, embodiments herein provide a 3d printing system comprising an interface, a database, a production planning system configured to receive a model provided by a user, and a multi-part counting system configured to receive, from the production planning system, the user-provided model, calculate a bounds of the user-provided model, perform a first test on each of the plurality of pieces of the model to determine if each piece can escape the bounds of the model individually in relation to each other piece of the model, perform a second test on each of the plurality of pieces of the model to determine if each piece can escape the bounds of the model simultaneously in relation to all other pieces of the model, and output, based on the first test and the second test, a determination of different discrete and interlocking parts in the model.. .
Shapeways, Inc.

Modular printing 3d printing

A printing apparatus including a manifold shaped as a rectangular parallelepiped having three pairs of parallel faces and including (i) a body thereof defining a plurality of fluidic channels, (ii) a bottom portion thereof defining a slot configured to accommodate insertion of a printing element; and (iii) at least one face defining a plurality of fluidic connections in fluidic communication with the fluidic channels. A method for manufacturing a printing apparatus includes the steps of a) manufacturing a manifold by manufacturing a parallelepiped and defining a slot therein configured to hold a printing element; b) machining features into the manifold for mechanical mounting, electronic connection, and fluid connection; and (c) assembling the manifold with the printing element and a gasket to form the printing apparatus..
3dbotics, Inc.

Low shear process for producing polymer composite fibers

A method for producing a polymer composite fiber comprised of a polymer matrix with filaments incorporated therein whose lengthwise dimensions are substantially oriented with the axial dimension of the composite fiber, the method comprising subjecting a melt comprised of a polymer matrix and filaments to an extrusion process in which the melt is extruded into a fibrous form in the absence of screw extruders and in the substantial absence of shear forces that result in breakage of the filaments, followed by cooling and solidification of the extruded melt to provide the polymer composite fiber. Integration of these polymer composite fibers with additive manufacturing technologies, particularly rapid prototyping methods, such as fff and 3d printing, are also described.
Ut-battelle, Llc

Method and capping and servicing an ink-jet printhead in a 3d printer

A 3d printing apparatus including a manifold configured to receive a printing element; and a gasket disposed at a lower portion of the manifold. The manifold and gasket enclose the printing element, and the gasket defines a liquid-tight seal isolating the printing element from ambient.
3dbotics, Inc.

Three-dimensional printing device

A 3d printing device, which is adapted to print a second object on a first object. The 3d printing device includes a body, a 3d printing unit, a sensor unit, a storage unit, a control unit and a carrier plate.
Cal-comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited

Light-emitting device of 3d printing lamp and supply system on 3d printing lamp line using the light-emitting device

A light-emitting device of a 3d printing lamp, which is disposed in a light bulb for use in 3d printing, includes an adapter, connection unit, carrying unit, transparent cover and power line. The connection unit is disposed on the adapter.

Metal material for 3-dimensional printing, manufacturing the same, and 3-dimensional printing using the same

Provided is a metal material for 3d printing, the metal material including an alloy that includes a eutectic metal, and a metal particle, wherein the melting point of the alloy is about 100° c. To about 300° c., and the melting point of the metal particle exceeds about 300° c..
Daelim Chemical Co., Ltd.

Noble metal material for 3-dimensional printing, manufacturing the same, and 3-dimensional printing using the same

Provided is a noble metal material for 3d printing, the noble metal material including an alloy that contains gold (au) and a first metal that is different from the gold, wherein the alloy contains about 50 wt % to about 100 wt % of the gold and contains more than about 0 wt % and at most about 50 wt % of the first metal, and the melting point of the alloy is at most 400° c.. .
Daelim Chemical Co., Ltd.

Method to manufacture polymer composite materials with nano-fillers for use in addtive manufacturing to improve material properties

Methods for producing 3d printing composite polymer materials for use in additive manufacturing processes are provided. The methods result in enhancing the material properties of the printing material by providing a uniform and smooth surface finish of the printing material and the nozzle extrudate for additive manufacturing processes, such as fused filament fabrication.
Arevo Inc.

Three-dimensional (3d) printing method

In a 3d printing method, a coalescent dispersion for forming a 3d object is selected. The dispersion includes an aqueous vehicle and an infrared or near-infrared binding agent dissolved or dispersed therein.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Method and 3d printing of nano-filler/polymer composites

An apparatus and method for printing an object via additive manufacturing is disclosed. In accordance with an illustrative embodiment, one or more inks are prepared, including a thermo-polymer ink, a nano-filler ink, and a thermo-polymer/nano-filler ink.
Arevo, Inc.

Coextruded, multilayer and multicomponent 3d printing inputs field

The present invention relates to 3d printer inputs including filaments comprising separated layers or sections. These inputs particularly including filaments may be prepared by coextrusion, microlayer coextrusion or multicomponent/fractal coextrusion.
Guill Tool & Engineering

Apparatuses, three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) objects, 3d printing processes, as well as methods, apparatuses and systems for the production of a 3d object. Methods, apparatuses and systems of the present disclosure may reduce or eliminate the need for auxiliary supports.
Velo3d, Inc.

Apparatuses, three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) objects, 3d printing processes, as well as methods, apparatuses and systems for the production of a 3d object. Methods, apparatuses and systems of the present disclosure may reduce or eliminate the need for auxiliary supports.
Velo3d, Inc.

System and holography-based fabrication

A system and method may utilize holography to facilitate fabrication techniques such as 3d printing and lithography. The system may include a light source, a hologram of an original object or lithographic pattern recorded in a holographic medium, and a target such as a reservoir of photosensitive material or a photosensitive material attached to a substrate.
Wasatch Photonics, Inc.

High-density compounds for 3d printing

High density compounds that can be used in extrusion-based 3d printing processes and methods for making the same are described. The high-density compounds can be made in the form of filaments by providing a thermoplastic material (such as abs), providing a source of heavy metal (such as bi2o3 powder), compounding the thermoplastic material and the heavy metal source to form high-density compound, and then extruding the high-density compound to form the filament shape.
Turner Innovations

3d printer spray nozzle structure and method thereof for controlling speed and precision

The present invention relates to a technical field of 3d printing, and more particularly to a 3d printer spray nozzle structure and a method thereof for controlling speed and precision. According to the present invention, a feeding pipeline is embedded in an external shell, the feeding pipeline and an extruder are coaxially connected; the extruder is driven by a driving device, so as to rotate relative to the feeding pipeline.
Cloud Computing Center Chinese Academy Of Sciences

Automated surgical instruments and processes

An automated surgical instrument is disclosed that is computer controlled and provided with a high degree of autonomy for performing automated procedures within humans and other animals. It may be mobile under its own control and may include a plurality of means to disrupt tissue including lasers and water jets.

Hydraulic block for a hydraulic unit of a brake controller of a hydraulic vehicle brake system

A hydraulic block for a hydraulic unit of a brake controller of a hydraulic vehicle brake system is configured to fit with hydraulic components such as solenoid valves of the brake controller. The hydraulic block is manufactured by 3d printing, which enables considerably more complex line routing than manufacture by machining..
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Determine a manufacturing batch

Examples disclosed herein relate to determining a manufacturing batch. In one implementation, the manufacturing batch relates to 3d printing.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Build material and applications thereof

In one aspect, build materials operable for use in 3d printing systems are described herein. In some embodiments, a build material comprises an oligomeric curable material, a reactive component that is solid at 25° c., and at least one diluent, wherein the reactive component comprises at least one chemical moiety that is polymerizable with a chemical moiety contained in the oligomeric curable material and/or the at least one diluent..
3d Systems, Inc.

Laser printing system

The invention describes a laser printing system (100) for illuminating an object moving relative to a laser module of the laser printing system (100) in a working plane (180), the laser module comprising at least two laser arrays of semiconductor lasers and at least one optical element, wherein the optical element is adapted to image laser light emitted by the laser arrays, such that laser light of semiconductor lasers of one laser array is imaged to one pixel in the working plane of the laser printing system, and wherein the laser printing system is a 3d printing system for additive manufacturing and wherein two, three, four or a multitude of laser modules (201, 202) are provided, which are arranged in columns (c1, c2) perpendicular to a direction of movement (250) of the object in the working plane (180), and wherein the columns are staggered with respect to each other such that a first laser module (201) of a first column of laser modules (c1) is adapted to illuminate a first area (y1) of the object and a second laser module (202) of a second column (c2) of laser modules is adapted to illuminate a second area (y2) of the object, wherein the first area (y1) is adjacent to the second area (y2) such that continuous illumination of the object is enabled.. .
Eos Gmbh Electro Optical Systems

Device and simulating 3d printing

The present invention relates to a device and a method for simulating 3d printing and more particularly, to a simulation technology which is able for a producer or a user to predict and correct a 3d model through previews shown when the 3d model displayed in a monitor is outputted by a 3d printer.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Three dimensional (3d) printing and cad file quoting system

A system and method for a three dimensional (3d) printing quoting tool and system is provided for in the present invention. The 3d printing tools contemplated are capable of taking information from and presenting information to customers in order for the customer to have selective input into various aspects of such design and fabrication which affect price of a customized 3d part, and the printer to accurately price a customized 3d part..

Device and verifying support of 3d printing

The present disclosure relates to a device and a method for verifying support of 3d printing and more particularly, to a device and a method for verifying whether a support is formed properly for printing through a 3d printer.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Runtime change of surface parameters in 3d printing

A three-dimensional (3d) printer object is produced to include a surface texture of a reference surface. The reference surface is scanned by a sensor to convey the surface parameter(s) to be applied to the 3d printer object.
International Business Machines Corporation

3d printers having plasma applicators and methods of using same

Systems and methods for printing a three-dimensional object include a 3d printing device and a plasma applicator. In some embodiments the plasma applicator is rotatably connected to the 3d printing device and may apply plasma to a molten layer of 3d printing material immediately after the material is laid, or to a solidified layer immediately before the next layer is laid.
Ep Technologies Llc

3d printing device

A 3d printer comprises a printer robot with a carrier, a control module that controls movement of the carrier by controlling the printer robot, and a printer head detachably connected to the carrier. The printer head comprises a casing, a nozzle for delivering a printing material to print a 3d object, and a button on the casing and electrically connected to the control module, wherein the printing material is delivered when the button is pressed..
Alt Design Co., Ltd.

Patient-specific temporary implants for accurately guiding local means of tumor control along patient-specific internal channels to treat cancer

The present invention offers an alternative for cancer treatment where radiation, thermotherapy, or another therapeutic modality must be delivered to an internal cavity of a subject, for example to treat mouth, anal, cervical, and vaginal cancers. The invention is a new approach that builds on recent results in 3d printing and steerable needle motion planning to create customized implants containing customized curvature-constrained internal channels that fit securely, minimize air gaps, and precisely guide treatment sources through internal printed channels to accurately reach tumors and minimize damage to healthy tissue..
The Regents Of The University Of California

Magneto-dielectric polymer nanocomposites

In accordance with the present invention, novel superparamagnetic magneto-dielectric polymer nanocomposites are synthesized using a novel process. The tunability of the dielectric/magnetic properties demonstrated by this novel highly-viscous solvent-free polymer nanocomposite that is amenable to building 3d electromagnetic structures/devices by using processes such as 3d printing, compression molding or injection molding, when an external dc magnetic field is applied, exceeds what has been previously reported for magneto-dielectric polymer nanocomposite materials..
University Of South Florida

Method and producing a model findings object

A possibility is to be created of achieving the diagnosis of objects which are difficult to access. To this end, an apparatus and a method are proposed for producing a model findings object, in which image data or images of an original findings object are provided.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

3d printed radio frequency absorber

Described is a method and system for producing a three-dimensional (3d) structure using 3d printing. A 3d structure, having multiple regions, is produced using a 3d printer having at least one extruder formed to receive a printer filament.

System, device and 3d printing

A method of 3d printing is provided. While running a videogame, the method includes generating a virtual game environment comprising in-game geometry.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Method for solid freeform fabrication

The present invention provides methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles made of polymers using 3d printing. A layer of prepolymer is deposited on a build plate to form a powder bed.
University Of Washington

Methods for solid freeform fabrication

The present invention provides methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles of polymer materials using 3d printing. A syringe or an inkjet print head prints a solution of prepolymer onto a build plate.
University Of Washington

System, device and 3d printing

A method of 3d printing a virtual environment is provided. The method includes obtaining a plurality of complementary images of the virtual environment from respective different viewpoints.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Embedding a database in a physical object

A method and system for embedding a database in a 3d object uses a 3d dimensional printing device and a computer-readable memory that stores a build sequence comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, will cause the 3d printing device to form a three-dimensional object with an embedded data structure by depositing layers of build material and by including, in one or more of the layers, physical representations that represent a data structure.. .
Xerox Corporation

Method for solid freeform fabrication

The present invention provides methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles made of polymers using 3d printing. A layer of prepolymer is deposited on a build plate to form a powder bed.
University Of Washington

Methods for solid freeform fabrication

The present invention provides methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles of polymer materials using 3d printing. A syringe or an inkjet print head prints a solution of prepolymer onto a build plate.
University Of Washington

Systems and methods for implementing high speed final surface curing for three dimensional (3d) printed parts and components

A system and method are provided for implementing a comparatively higher speed process for surface curing of finished three-dimensional (3d) printed parts, objects and/or components, formed and/or otherwise manufactured in 3d printing systems and/or in additive material manufacturing processes. A vacuum finish curing chamber is provided within, or associated with one or more 3d printers to provide a locally-generated substantially oxygen depleted curing environment to support effective and efficient surface curing of one or more formed 3d printed parts.
Xerox Corporation

3d printing method and powder mixture for 3d printing

A 3d printing method includes mixing a sintered component which is selected from the group comprising ceramic materials, ceramic material combinations, metal materials, metal material combinations and metal alloys, with at least one surface coating component which is selected from the group comprising boron nitride, graphene, carbon nanotubes, tungsten sulfide, tungsten carbide, molybdenum sulfide, molybdenum carbide, calcium fluoride, caesium molybdenum oxide sulfide, titanium silicon carbide and cerium fluoride, in a powder mixture; and laser sintering or laser melting the powder mixture in a selective laser sintering method or a selective laser melting method.. .
Airbus Operations Gmbh

Surface modified particulate and sintered or injection molded products

Disclosed are interfacially modified particulate and polymer composite material for use in injection molding processes, such as metal injection molding and additive process such as 3d printing. The composite material is uniquely adapted for powder metallurgy processes.
Tundra Composites, Llc

Method of producing personalized biomimetic drug-eluting coronary stents by 3d-printing

A method for using 3d printing technology produces personalized biomimetic drug-eluting coronary stent and the product thereof. The process of manufacturing stent, based on coronary angiography imaging data, measures the diameter of diseased coronary and conducts 3d reconstruction.

Coordinated control of multi-terminal hvdc systems

A robotic 3d printing system has a six degree of freedom (dof) robot that holds the platform on which the 3d part is built on. The system uses the dexterity of the 6 dof robot to move and rotate the platform relative to the 3d printing head, which deposits the material on the platform.
Abb Technology Ag

Flexible antenna assembly for well logging tools

A disclosed example embodiment includes an antenna assembly for use in a well logging system. The antenna assembly includes a flexible, non-conductive cylindrical core having an outer surface and an electrically conductive path positioned on the outer surface of the core.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Process and system for the submicron structuring of a substrate surface

The process may be carried out in a 3d printing system comprising a plate (2) that is mobile in three directions.. .

3d printing system comprising solid build ink comprising colorant

A color three-dimensional (3d) printing system includes (1) a solid build ink for each of a plurality of colors, each solid build ink includes (a) a solid acrylate in an amount from about 40 to about 70 percent by weight, (b) a non-curable wax in an amount from about 10 to about 45 percent by weight, (c) a curable wax in an amount from about 1 to about 15 percent by weight, (d) a photoinitiator, and (e) a colorant; each solid build ink has a curing speed adjusted by a ratio of the non-curable wax to curable wax such that the initial curing speed and final hardness of each solid build ink is approximately the same for each of the plurality of colors, and (2) a support material includes the non-curable wax used in each build ink, the support material providing a scaffold for deposition of each build ink.. .
Xerox Corporation

Optical system for 3d printing and control method thereof

The present invention discloses an optical system for 3d printing and a control method thereof. The system comprises a laser device, a beam expanding system, a beam splitter, a spatial light modulator and a focusing system.
Guangzhou Institute Of Advanced Technology, Chinise Academy Of Sciences

Method to monitor additive manufacturing process for detection and in-situ correction of defects

The present invention provides a system and a method for real time monitoring and identifying defects occurring in a three dimensional object build via an additive manufacturing process. Further, the present invention provides in-situ correction of such defects by a plurality of functional tool heads possessing freedom of motion in arbitrary planes and approach, where the functional tool heads are automatically and independently controlled based on a feedback analysis from the printing process, implementing analyzing techniques.
Arevo Inc.

Nozzle cover coating

A nozzle and cover for use in 3d printing, including a nozzle body having a relatively flattened end; a nozzle tip protruding a small distance from the flattened end; a disk of material surrounding the nozzle tip, the disk being in contact with the flattened end; and wherein the disk of material prevents sticking of plastic and thereby prevents charring. The device further includes providing the disk of material being composed of ptfe or silicone..

Tungsten-carbide/cobalt ink composition for 3d inkjet printing

There is disclosed an ink composition for three dimensional (3d) printing. The ink composition comprises: a liquid dispersion of tungsten carbide (wc) particles and cobalt (co) particles, and, a carrier vehicle for the dispersion of tungsten carbide particles and the dispersion of cobalt particles.
Xjet Ltd.

Variable elastic modulus cushion disposed within a distal cup of a prosthetic socket

A cushion for a distal cup of a prosthetic socket has a total volume that includes a solid thermoplastic composition volume and a void volume. A ratio of the solid composition relative volume to the total volume yields a relative thermoplastic elastomer fill volume that is correlated with an elastic modulus of the cushion.
Lim Innovations, Inc.

Customized orthodontic interface attachment

The interface attachment device can be manufactured using generative manufacturing technologies; computer numerically controlled machining technologies; or other manufacturing technique suitable for low volume, high precision, custom parts. The interface attachment device can also be made by any additive manufacturing technology such as 3d printing..

Methods and systems for three dimensional printing of an object having a two-part infill

Methods and systems for creating an object having a two-part infill that is to be manufactured using a 3d printing process. In some embodiments, the two-part infill may include a printed infill and a fluid infill that is injected into an object's shell after the shell and printed infill have been printed.
Ipcreate Inc.

Anatomical imaging system for product customization and methods of use thereof

Anatomical imaging in short time periods (typically measured in seconds) for use in customization of products. In some embodiments, a 3d foot imaging systems that can be used for 3d printing of footwear..
3dmd Technologies Ltd

Preparation of imide oligomers via concurrent reactive extrusion

Novel aromatic polyimides are disclosed with sufficient physical properties to be useful in 3d printing.. .
Polyone Corporation

Weight-based identification of three dimensional printed parts

Methods and systems for weight-based identification of three dimensional (3d) printed parts. Various embodiments disclosed herein may permit reliable processing of 3d printed parts to effectively scale a 3d printing service to large volumes of orders for 3d printed parts..
Shapeways, Inc

3d printing using spiral buildup

Methods, devices and systems for efficient 3d printing that address conventional inefficiencies while utilizing a single compact device are set forth. Some embodiments utilize a circular-shaped build area revolving symmetrically around a single center point utilizing a continuous helical printing process.
Orange Maker Llc

3d printing syringe-cartridge dispensing apparatus and methods

An additive manufacturing deposition tool and cartridge system and method that allows for a preassembled cartridge to be dropped into a deposition tool, pressurized once, locked into place using a combination of a locating feature and tapered valve catch, where the deposition tool can deposit pressurized material by opening and closing a valve. The deposition tool can move up and down to avoid obstacles on the work surface, with the accuracy of the tool head height governed by physical hard stop devices, which allow an inexpensive motor to exert a force against a stop to precisely locate the tool head using inexpensive, low-precision motors..

3d printing method that generates fine asperity on solid surface

The problems are solved by the following method. Solids with fine asperity on the surface can be generated in high speed and exactly by changing the cross section of filament by changing the print-head motion speed or by changing the filament extrusion speed.

Three-dimensional object storage, customization, and procurement system

A method for processing an order for components includes receiving, at a server, an order that specifies one or more components for procurement and constraints for procuring the one or more components. A processor determines one or more sources capable of providing one or more of the components within the received constraints.
Accenture Global Services Limited

3d printing of lead edge protective sheaths

A method of manufacturing a lead edge protective sheath for an airfoil component is provided. The method includes generating a digital model of a lead edge protective sheath for an airfoil component, inputting the digital model into an additive manufacturing machine, and printing, with one or more selected materials, a lead edge protective sheath for an airfoil component based on the digital model..
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

Targeted cooling in a 3d printing system

Support structure bonding in objects manufactured by 3d printing techniques is improved by one or more targeted active cooling sources that reduce the bond strength between 3d model layers and any support structures they are in contact with. A controller may use current print layer information, current print direction or other print information to activate cooling to reduce bond strength between one or more layers.

Stiffening component and manufacturing a stiffening component

A component includes elementary units arranged in a regular pattern to form a mesoscopic geometrical structure, wherein each of the plurality of elementary units has the shape of a hollow polyhedron. A method for manufacturing such a component includes manufacturing elementary units in a regular pattern to form a mesoscopic geometrical structure using an am or 3d printing technique..
Airbus Operations Gmbh

Apparatuses, three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) objects, 3d printing processes, as well as methods, apparatuses and systems for the production of a 3d object. Methods, apparatuses and systems of the present disclosure may reduce or eliminate the need for auxiliary supports.
Velo3d, Inc.

Three dimensional soy protein-containing scaffolds and methods for their use and production

Porous soy protein-based scaffolds and methods for making the scaffolds using 3d printing techniques are provided. Also provided are tissue growth scaffolds comprising the porous soy protein-based scaffolds and methods for growing tissue on the tissue growth scaffolds.
Northwestern University

Orthodontic appliance

The appliance includes a body that snaps onto the brackets attached to teeth with latching slots and so becomes detachable for daily cleaning by the patient. Inside the body there is an integrated spring function.
Dentbend Bvba

Method of reducing and optimising printed support structures in 3d printing processes

A printed target model is formed by 3d printing by inputting target model data, and based on target model data, identifying surface portions requiring support. The surface portions are projected onto a virtual printer table, and one or more virtual support structures having a v-shaped cap portion and optionally a generally planar web are created therefore.
University Of Windsor

Density enhancement methods and compositions

The present invention relates to granular composite density enhancement, and related methods and compositions. The applications where these properties are valuable include but are not limited to: 1) additive manufacturing (“3d printing”) involving metallic, ceramic, cermet, polymer, plastic, or other dry or solvent-suspended powders or gels, 2) concrete materials, 3) solid propellant materials, 4) cermet materials, 5) granular armors, 6) glass-metal and glass-plastic mixtures, and 7) ceramics comprising (or manufactured using) granular composites..
The Trustees Of Princeton University

Cartridge-based 3d printing system

Embodiments of the invention are directed to a 3d printing system that directs projected light at tunable wavelengths to cure a polymer resin from monomers or oligomers which floats on a dense liquid platform in which the curing occurs within a prepackaged vessel which facilitates the layer is printed at any given time.. .
Syzygy Memory Plastics Corporation

Electrical communication with 3d-printed objects

Electrical signal and power transmission between two or more 3d-printed parts, 3d-printed parts and printed circuit boards, and/or 3d-printed parts and standard wire harnesses are facilitated by inserting electrically conductive magnets in sockets formed in each of the 3d-printed parts during 3d printing; by inserting electrically conductive magnets in sockets formed in a first part and inserting a biasable, electrically conductive object in the sockets formed in a second part during 3d printing; by 3d printing an electrically conductive feature having a biasable face in a first part and forming an electrically conductive pad/socket on a second part; or by affixing a printed circuit board in a first part and connecting the first part to a second part having contact pins and contact pads formed in the second part.. .
Voxel8, Inc.

Printer head for 3d printing

A printer head for 3d printing of glass and a method of 3d printing of glass is disclosed. In one embodiment, the printer head comprises a heating body made of a refractory metal, a through hole arranged in a central part of the heating body for feeding glass through the heating body, a nozzle arranged on the heating body at an outlet of the through hole, and an induction coil arranged around the heating body and to heat the heating body by way of electromagnetic induction if a hf voltage is applied across the induction coil..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Three-dimensional printing device

A 3d printing device, which is adapted to print a second object on a first object. The 3d printing device includes a body, a 3d printing unit, a sensor unit, a storage unit, a control unit and a carrier plate.
Cal-comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited

3d printer for printing a plurality of material types

A three-dimensional (3d) printer and associated 3d printing method includes (i) a dispensing system comprising removable cartridges adapted to dispense different materials, each cartridge including status pins that transfer an identity of each cartridge, properties of the build material dispenser, and/or properties of a build material disposed therein; (ii) a build surface disposed below the dispensing system; (iii) a multi-axis positioning system to position the dispensing system relative to the build surface; and (iv) status pin connections. The status pin connections are mated with some portion of the discrete status pins.
Voxel8, Inc.

Footwear fabrication by composite filament 3d printing

A footwear insole shape is generated by supplying a core reinforced filament having a matrix material impregnating reinforcing strands aligned along the filament, as well as a fill material separately from the core reinforced filament and depositing at least one shell of fill material within an insole shape upon a print bed. The core reinforced filament is deposited to fuse to the fill material within a first reinforcing region formed with respect to the insole shape.
Markforged, Inc.

Four-in-one three-dimensional copy machine

A three dimensional (3d) printing device or apparatus includes a housing, a rotatable surface contained within the housing that is configured to rotate in a substantially horizontal plane relative to a bottom surface of the housing. The 3d printing device further includes a vertical track in communication with the rotatable surface that guides the rotatable surface when the rotatable surface moves in a direction perpendicular to the substantially horizontal plane, a scanning module, including a camera and a laser, a printer head configured to deposit one or more layers of printing material on the rotatable surface, and a printer carriage configured to guide the printer head when the printer head deposits the one or more layers of printing material..

Customized three dimensional (3d) printing of media-related objects

In some aspects, control circuitry may receive a selection of a foreground object presented in a video scene being viewed by the user. Based on the selection of the foreground object, control circuitry may ascertain a background object from the video scene.

System and 3d printing on permeable materials

Thermoplastic 3d objects are printed directly onto permeable materials with a high strength bond. The 3d object can be attached to the permeable material at one side where the bottom layer of the 3d object can be attached to the permeable material or alternatively, at an internal layer where portions of the 3d object are on opposite sides of the permeable material.

Methods and apparatuses for additively manufacturing rubber

An apparatus, system, and method for disposing green rubber, via 3d printing or additive manufacturing, are provided. The apparatus includes at least a housing, a nozzle, and a heating element.

Tool for wrapping paper and kit for containing same

A tool for use with wrapping paper comprises a unitary, plastic stick and a length of at least 18 inches. The stick extends linearly and has serrations defined in the plastic stick on a first side and has a non-serrated second side, opposite the first side, separated by a width.



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