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Extrudable mixture for use in 3d printing systems to produce metal, glass and ceramic articles of high purity and detail.
The extrudable mixture is produced by preparing a material powder, preparing thermoplastic binder, blending the material powder and the thermoplastic binder together. The most preferable extrudable mixture contains 80 to 92% by weight of metal powder, 8 to 20% by weight of thermoplastic binder, and 0.0 to 0.1% unavoidable impurities.

Curable compositions comprising mono-functional acrylates
Curable compositions include: a) at least one (meth)acrylate monomer or oligomer and b) at least one mono-functional (meth)acrylate monomer comprising a polycyclic moiety having at least three rings that are fused or condensed. The compositions may comprise an initiator system to render the compositions as curable.
Arkema France


Molding material for 3d printing based on crushed amorphous glass having irregular shape, molding 3d printing, and molded body
The present invention relates to a forming material for three-dimensional (3d) printing, a forming method for 3d printing, and a formed object, wherein, while being based on an amorphous glass powder shaped irregularly, the forming material for 3d printing ensures excellent flowability and sinterability such that it enables the formation of high-quality products at high speed. The forming material for 3d printing consists of a parent glass powder in the form of an unmelted powder irregularly shaped by crushing amorphous glass; and a spherical nanopowder that has an average particle diameter equal to or less than 1/50th of the average particle diameter of the parent glass powder and is mixed in such a way that it can be disposed on a surface of the parent glass powder to enhance the flowability of the irregularly shaped parent glass powder during the formation of an object by 3d printing..
Inha University Research And Business Foundation


3d printing colorization
In one aspect, methods of printing a color 3d article are described herein. In some embodiments, a method described herein comprises receiving data representing a surface colorization of the article, and transforming the data representing the surface colorization of the article into voxel data of the article.
3d Systems, Incorporated


Methods and systems for 3d printing with modifiable support
Embodiments for 3d printing an object by a processor are described. An object is selected to be printed by a 3d printer.
International Business Machines Corporation


3d printing pen and power supply unit thereof
A 3d printing pen and power supply unit is provided. The 3d printing pen includes a printing pen body.
Shenzhen Soyanpower New Energy Co., Ltd.


Three dimension printing coloring method and three dimension printing system
A three dimension (3d) printing coloring method and a 3d printing system are provided. The method includes: generating printing object information according to model information of a 3d object, where the printing object information includes first contour coloring information and second contour coloring information; determining whether a similarity degree of the first contour coloring information and the second contour coloring information conforms to a default condition; if the similarity degree conforms to the default condition, controlling, according to the first contour coloring information and the second contour coloring information, a 3d printing device to perform a simultaneous coloring operation on a first printing layer and a second printing layer of a 3d object.
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.


Methods and systems for detecting and rectifying faults in 3d printing processes
Embodiments for 3d printing an object by a processor are described. During a 3d printing process to form a 3d printed object, an at least partially completed 3d printed object formed by the 3d printing process is scanned.
International Business Machines Corporation


3d printing using preformed reuseable support structure
A system includes a three-dimensional (3d) printer, a processor configured to compute object data for printing the object and a controller. The object data is defined in a layer-wise manner and the object data of one layer defines selective dispensing to different distances.
Stratasys Ltd.


Model and system for use in an imaging technique
The invention relates to a model for use in an imaging technique based on an interaction of the model with an electromagnetic radiation. The model comprises a plurality of volume elements.

Image file transform method and three-dimensional printing system

An image file transform method and a three-dimensional (3d) printing system are provided. The method includes: analyzing a first slicing image file having a first size to obtain a valid region in the first slicing image file; performing an image file transform operation on the first slicing image file according to the valid region to generate a second slicing image file having a second size, wherein the second slicing image file includes the valid region, and the second size is smaller than the first size; and setting an index for the second slicing image file according to the image file transform operation, wherein the index is used for a 3d printing apparatus to set a printing start point corresponding to the second slicing image file.
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.

Monolithic optical system for light propagation in confined spaces and fabrication

The present application is directed to an optical system made of a microdisplay; a holographic lens; a bent, monolithic, solid light guide; and a transparent holographic grating with a wedge attached to the back. The bent optical waveguide is made from one piece of thermoplastic polymer or is made by 3d printing using thermoplastic polymer..
Luminit, Llc

Low printing temperature filaments for 3d printing

A low printing temperature thermoplastic filament composition for fused filament fabrication 3d printing is described. The filament includes polycaprolactone in an amount from 70 to 90 wt %, at least one thermoplastic polymer having a melting temperature between approximately 60° c.
Nano And Advanced Materials Institute Limited

Footwear assembly method with 3d printing

Methods and systems are disclosed for apparel assembly using three-dimensional printing directly onto fabric apparel materials. Disclosed is a method and system for direct three-dimensional printing and assembly of an article of apparel, including designing a three-dimensional pattern for printing, positioning at least a portion of the article on a tray in a three-dimensional printing system, the portion being positioned substantially flat on the tray, printing a three-dimensional material directly onto the article using the designed pattern, curing the printed material, and removing the article from the three-dimensional printing system..
Nike, Inc.

3d printing device and printing correction method

A 3d printing device and a printing correction method are provided. The 3d printing device includes a printing nozzle, a printing platform and a controller.
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.

Method for measuring height difference between nozzle heads and 3d printing apparatus using the method

The invention provides a method for height difference measurement between the print heads and a 3d printer using the method. The 3d printer includes a printing module, a contact sensor, a movement sensor and a controller.
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.

Patterns for 3d printing

A method for three-dimensional (3d) printing. The method includes: obtaining a native file of a computer-aided design (cad) application; identifying, within the native file, a first 3d shape associated with a 3d infill pattern; generating a slicer description language file including: a first section specifying the 3d infill pattern; and a second section including instructions to print the first 3d shape filled with multiple instances of the 3d infill pattern by referencing the first section, where the first section and the second section are separate in the slicer description language file; and sending the slicer description language file to a 3d printer for printing the first 3d shape filled with the 3d infill pattern..
Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.

Optics in three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three-dimensional (3d) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3d printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration.
Velo3d, Inc.

Optics in three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three-dimensional (3d) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3d printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration.
Velo3d, Inc.

Optics in three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three-dimensional (3d) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3d printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration.
Velo3d, Inc.

3d printing method utilizing heat-curable silicone composition

A method of forming a three-dimensional (3d) article comprises the steps of i) printing a first heat-curable silicone composition with a 3d printer to form a layer, ii) heating the layer to form an at least partially cured layer, iii) printing a second heat-curable silicone composition on the at least partially cured layer with the 3d printer to form a subsequent layer, and iv) heating the subsequent layer to form an at least partially cured subsequent layer. Optionally, steps iii) and iv) can be repeated with independently selected heat-curable silicone composition(s) for any additional layer(s) to form the 3d article.
Dow Corning Corporation

Limitation of energy wavelengths applied during 3d printing

In one example of the disclosure, a system for limitation of energy wavelengths applied during 3d printing includes an energy source to provide energy to a target zone during a 3d printing operation. The system includes a filter chamber through which the energy is to pass before arriving at the target zone.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Method and device for applying at least one material, extruder, 3d print head, 3d printer, machine tool and control device

A control device, method and device for applying at least one material to a substrate or a workpiece, an extruder, a 3d print head, a 3d printer and a machine tool, wherein the device includes a main body with an outlet for the materials, where the materials are fed through at least two access channels to the outlet and mixed and/or blended at this location, where a rotational movement of the main body with respect to the substrate or the workpiece causes the materials to blend in a manner analogous to a double helix or a plait such that mixing/blending of the materials is advantageously improved, and where if applied to a 3d printing process, then either the workpiece rotates about an axis of rotation that extends through the outlet of the main body, or the main body and consequently the outlet itself rotates.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Optics in three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three-dimensional (3d) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3d printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration.
Velo3d, Inc.

Method for producing a dental restoration structure to be individually manufactured

A method for producing a dental restoration structure (1) that is to be individually manufactured by 3d printing. The method includes the following steps: i.) placing a substructure (2) in a 3d printer (3), in particular on a support plate (4); ii.) determining at least one of the form and/or the position of the substructure (2) in the 3d printer (3); iii.) comparing the determined form and/or position of the substructure (2) with 3d data of the dental restoration structure (1) to be individually manufactured; optional applying a connecting layer to the substructure (2) and/or conditioning the substructure (2); and iv.) applying material, in particular application of a composite material, on the substructure (2) in a 3d printing method such that the dental restoration structure (1) that is to be individually manufactured is obtained..
ColtÈne/whaledent Ag

Method for producing chip for cell culture

A method for producing a chip for cell culture that enables production of a microchannel structure, enables mass production at low cost, and also has functions suited to cell culture. The method includes forming a photosensitive adhesive layer by applying a photosensitive adhesive to a first substrate having transparency, thus obtaining a 3d printing substrate, 3d printing steps that employ vat photopolymerization, forming a first adhesive layer by depositing a first adhesive on a second substrate having transparency, thus obtaining a cell culture channel top plate, and bonding the cell culture channel and the cell culture channel top plate together via the first adhesive layer, and then performing thermocompression bonding to obtain a microchannel structural body having a hollow structure, wherein the first adhesive is a polyester-based resin having a tg value of 5° c.
National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology

3d printing system with vacuum chamber enclosure & related method

The disclosure concerns a vacuum chamber enclosure configured to contain a 3d printer, the enclosure forms a hermetically sealed environment therein (“vacuum environment”), wherein the 3d printer is configured to perform a 3d printing task and produce a 3d printed object within the vacuum environment, which is an environment that is substantially evacuated of air. Implementations include an vacuum chamber enclosure, a 3d printing system including a vacuum chamber enclosure configured to contain a conventional 3d printer, and a method for 3d printing in a “vacuum environment” wherein a volume within an enclosure containing a 3d printer is substantially evacuated of air..

3d printing apparatus using selective electrochemical deposition

A three-dimensional (3d) printing apparatus using selective electrochemical deposition is provided. The 3d printing apparatus is used to selectively deposit a metallic material on a substrate using a nozzle for jetting an electrolyte at a predetermined pressure to enhance 3d printing speed of a metallic product stacked on the substrate.
Anycasting Co., Ltd.

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 by depositing layers of build material and by including, in one or more of the layers, physical representations that represent a data set that includes a record of information for production of the 3d object.. .
Xerox Corporation

Additive manufacturing validating additively manufactured components

Validating additively manufactured components is carried out by transmitting to a distributed validation network printing specification data for a component that is to be additively manufactured, validating the printing specification data, and adding the printing specification data, together with a cryptographically encoded checksum, to a print history log, transmitting the printing specification to a 3d printing device, and implementing a generative manufacturing process for the component that is to be additively manufactured in accordance with the transmitted printing specification data. While the generative manufacturing process is being carried out, in each case following specified manufacturing stages, a plurality of manufacturing parameters prevailing in the preceding manufacturing stage are transmitted to the distributed validation network.
Airbus Operations Gmbh

Stabilizing liquid functional material for three-dimensional (3d) printing

A stabilizing liquid functional material (slfm) for 3d printing includes ceramic nanoparticles in an amount ranging from about 0.25% to about 5% by weight based on a total slfm weight and silica nanoparticles present in an amount ranging from about 0.1% to about 10% by weight based on the total slfm weight. The ceramic nanoparticles have a particle size ranging from about 5 nm to about 50 nm.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

B-rep of the result of a two-axis 3d printing process

Disclosed is a computer-implemented method for determining a boundary representation of the result of a two-axis 3d printing process. The method comprises obtaining a stack of planes, each couple of consecutive planes corresponding to a respective slice of the result of the 3d printing process.
Dassault Systemes

3d printing apparatus and a corresponding 3d metal printing method

According to the present specification there is provided a printing apparatus (100) for 3-d printing an object, the apparatus comprising a build module (200), having a build platform (300) and a print module (240). The print module comprises an input opening (210) for receiving a medium (110) and an output opening (220) through which the medium is applied to the object (500) being made on the build platform (300).
Mcor Technologies Limited

3d printing apparatus

An apparatus for making three-dimensional physical objects of a predetermined shape includes a printing header having a least one arc welding torch. The arc welding torch includes an axially extending first nozzle and an axially extending non-consumable electrode, which is disposed substantially coaxially within the first nozzle and having a tip disposed at a distal end thereof and/or outside the first nozzle; means for supplying electricity to the electrode; means for supplying a protecting gas to the first nozzle for shielding the electrode from oxidising conditions; an axially extending through-hole formed through the electrode; an elongated non-electrified guide portion disposed within the through-hole terminating inwardly of the tip; and a consumable material wire that is fed through the guide portion relatively to the electrode so that the material wire is not electrified by the guide portion or by the electrode..
Man Truck & Bus Ag

Ankle foot orthosis

The ankle foot orthosis solves a problem of a poor adaptation to a user's foot (3) and the related discomfort. It provides for simultaneous correction of several symptoms in the foot and ankle areas.
Animake D.o.o.

Automatic inkjet head cleaning powder bed and inkjet 3d printer

An automatic inkjet head cleaning method for a powder bed and inkjet 3d printer is provided, and the method includes steps: controlling a powder-laying module and a plurality of the inkjet heads of the powder bed and inkjet 3d printer to print a 3d physical model according to 3d printing data; retrieving a status value continuously or intermittently during printing; executing the first cleaning procedure for cleaning all or parts of the inkjet heads when determining the status value satisfies the first cleaning configuration value; and executing the second cleaning procedure for cleaning all or parts of the inkjet heads when determining the status value satisfies the second cleaning configuration value. The method automatically cleans the inkjet heads during the printing process, which effectively improves printing quality and reduces printing failure rates..
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.

Composite object and composite object producing method

In order to provide a composite object that can be produced at high quality and low cost using a 3d printer, a composite object includes: a first object obtained by assembling one or at least two assemblable toy blocks; and a second object constituted by one or at least two parts produced through 3d printing, and configured to be attached to the first object so as to cover at least a portion except for part of a surface thereof. Accordingly, it is possible to produce an object at high quality and low cost using a 3d printer..
Analyticware, Inc.

3d printing data generation

Devices and methods are provided for generating 3d printing data. The method may be applied to small glasses.
Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.

Process for sealing, reinforcing and cosmetically coating cast or 3-d printed gypsum articles

A process for imparting improved toughness and durability, improving the surface appearance, and enhancing the coloration of a porous gypsum article created by 3d printing, casting or other means. The process includes the steps of first warming and drying the article; next, dipping it while warm into a bath of ultraviolet-activated liquid polyester resin at a lower temperature than the article, so the heat of the article lowers the resin's viscosity as air in the pores contracts and draws the resin in.
Zverse ,inc.

Additive manufacturing using foaming radiation-curable resin

Sla-based additive manufacturing using radiation-curable foams enables the production by 3d printing of lightweight parts having desirable physical and functional attributes. A representative method of manufacturing such items includes processing a radiation-curable resin in liquid form to produce a stable, non-aqueous radiation-curable foam, on-demand deposition of the foam at a build layer of a build surface within a 3d printer, and then curing the non-aqueous radiation-curable foam to produce a layer of a 3d build item.

3d printing method and apparatus

A printing apparatus is for printing a three-dimensional object. The apparatus includes an operative surface, an energy source for emitting at least one energy beam onto the operative surface and a powder dispensing mechanism for depositing powder onto the operative surface, the powder being adapted to be melted by the or each energy beam.
Aurora Labs Limited

3d printing of rolled materials

A shape can be 3d printed by advancing a continuous length of material past a cutting head, cutting the material along one or more paths, providing adhesive on a surface of the material, and spirally winding the material onto a spool, such that the cut paths on each layer of the spiral are in alignment according to the 3d printed shape. A 3d printing system includes a material infeed configured to provide a supply of sheet material, a cutting head for cutting the material, a glue applicator, and a gathering spindle configured to rotate such that the material is spirally wound onto the spindle..
Cornell University

Skillful three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure various apparatuses, and systems for 3d printing. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, software and systems for a step and repeat energy irradiation process; controlling material characteristics and/or deformation of the 3d object; reducing deformation in a printed 3d object; and planarizing a material bed..
Velo3d, Inc.

Structured mineral bone replacement element

Structured mineral bone substitute moldings having a defined interconnecting pore system and a predetermined structure, to a method for producing structured mineral bone substitute moldings using 3d printing, and to the use thereof for producing an alloplastic implant or as a carrier material in cell culturing, tissue culturing and/or tissue engineering.. .
Innotere Gmbh

System and methods for fabricating actuators and electrically actuated hydraulic solid materials

With applications such as soft robotics being severely hindered by the lack of strong soft actuators, the invention provides a new soft-actuator material—electrically actuated hydraulic solid (eahs) material—with a stress-density that outperforms any known electrically-actuatable material. One type of actuator is fabricated by making a closed cell that acts as highly paralyzed version of a standard paraffin actuator.
Cornell University

3d printed paperboard creasing/cutting rule

A cutting and/or creasing rule is produced on a 3d printing machine which may be mounted on a board for use is a die for cutting and/or creasing a sheet of paperboard or other material into a blank for a carton. With the advent of additive manufacturing, i.e.
The C.w. Zumbiel Company

Feeding device and variable squeezing mouth for 3d printing

A feeding device and a variable squeezing mouth are provided. The feeding device includes a first roller, a second roller and a middle guiding structure.
Industrial Technology Research Institute

Optics, detectors, and three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, software, and systems, some of which utilize one or more detectors that may be used to detect characteristics of the 3d object, e.g., in real-time during its formation. The present disclosure provides methods, apparatuses, software, and systems for generating different cross sections of one or more energy beams used for 3d printing of the 3d object..
Velo3d, Inc.

Optics, detectors, and three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, software, and systems, some of which utilize one or more detectors that may be used to detect characteristics of the 3d object, e.g., in real-time during its formation. The present disclosure provides methods, apparatuses, software, and systems for generating different cross sections of one or more energy beams used for 3d printing of the 3d object..
Velo3d, Inc.

Additive manufacturing with continuous debinding

In printing a sinterable part using a 3d printing model material including a binder and a ceramic or metal sintering material, a release layer intervenes between support structures and the part, each of the support structures and the part formed of the model material. The release layer includes a spherized or powdered higher melting temperature material—ceramic or high temperature metal for example, optionally deposited with a similar (primary) matrix or binder component to the model material.
Markforged, Inc.

Imaging and forming method using projection operation and back projection method

A method of the present invention comprises: manufacturing a two-dimensional or three-dimensional real image using a projection operation and back projection method, and also comprises: completing two-dimensional display, three-dimensional display, two-dimensional printing and three-dimensional printing using the real image. The present invention belongs to the field of flat-panel display, the field of 3d stereographic display, the technical field of printing, the field of rapid prototyping, the field of additive manufacturing, and the field of 3d printing.

New generation conductive polymers, manufacturing method thereof, and their applications including electric wires, tapes, and cables, hot surface igniters, electronics devices, 3d printing filaments, and lightweight materials for automobile and aerospace ship

The invention relates to inorganic conductive polymer with a melting point over 1,000° c., based on c, mg, and b, comprising both magnetic and nonmagnetic ions. They form amorphous polymer phase and the electrical resistivity can be varied from 10−6 Ωcm to 1018 Ωcm.

Orientation of a real object for 3d printing

Described herein is a computer-implemented method for orienting 3d printing of a real object. The method comprises obtaining a 3d modeled object that represents the real object.
Dassault Systemes

Method for manufacturing a spectacle frame adapted to a spectacle wearer

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a spectacle frame adapted to a spectacle wearer, particularly by means of 3d printing or other additive manufacturing techniques. The present invention provides for this purpose a method comprising the steps of providing a virtual 3d model of a spectacle frame; providing a virtual 3d model of the head of the spectacle wearer which comprises at least a part of the head of the spectacle wearer which is in contact with the spectacle frame when the spectacle frame is being worn; positioning the 3d model of the spectacle frame relative to the 3d model of the head in a virtual environment so that the 3d model of the head intersects the 3d model of the spectacle frame where said part of the head of the spectacle wearer is in contact with the spectacle frame when the spectacle frame is being worn; cutting a portion out of the 3d model of the spectacle frame along the intersecting plane of the 3d model of the spectacle frame and the 3d model of the head; and manufacturing at least a part of the spectacle frame on the basis of the part of the 3d model of the spectacle frame from which the portion has been cut..
Maydo B.v.

Touch sensor

The present invention relates to a touch sensor and, more particularly, to a touch sensor having a solenoid provided therein, wherein the touch sensor: after a plunger is pushed out of a main body case thereof when a detected start command is input, detects the plunger being pushed into the main body case by means of a detected object (bed) and generates a detection signal; and when a detection end command is input, allows the plunger to be pushed in, thereby removing hindering elements that arise and solving spatial limitations while 3d printing or operating machine tools. Also, the touch sensor is capable of carrying out a detecting function quickly and at a low power consumption and enables manpower to be reduced..

Formulations with active functional additives for 3d printing of preceramic polymers, and methods of 3d-printing the formulations

This invention provides resin formulations which may be used for 3d printing and pyrolyzing to produce a ceramic matrix composite. The resin formulations contain a solid-phase filler, to provide high thermal stability and mechanical strength (e.g., fracture toughness) in the final ceramic material.
Hrl Laboratories, Llc

Monomer formulations and methods for 3d printing of preceramic polymers

This invention provides resin formulations which may be used for 3d printing and pyrolyzing to produce a ceramic matrix composite. The resin formulations contain a solid-phase filler, to provide high thermal stability and mechanical strength (e.g., fracture toughness) in the final ceramic material.
Hrl Laboratories, Llc

Formulations and methods for 3d printing of ceramic matrix composites

This invention provides resin formulations which may be used for 3d printing and pyrolyzing to produce a ceramic matrix composite. The resin formulations contain a solid-phase filler, to provide high thermal stability and mechanical strength (e.g., fracture toughness) in the final ceramic material.
Hrl Laboratories, Llc

Support materials for 3d printing

A three-dimensionally printed article is comprised of a hydroxyethyl methylcellulose (hemc) having a ds of 1.7 to 2.5 and an ms of at least 0.5, wherein ds is the degree of substitution of methoxyl groups and ms is the molar substitution of hydroxyethoxyl groups. The hemc may advantageously be used as a support material when making a three-dimensionally printed article using a build material such as a different thermoplastic polymer such as a poly(acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), polylactic acid, polyethylene and polyprophylene.
Dow Global Technologies Llc

Three-dimensional (3d) printing

In a 3d printing method, a first layer of a build material is applied. A part layer is patterned by selectively applying a penetrating liquid functional material (plfm) on at least a portion of the first layer.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Systems and methods for an integrated system for visualizing, simulating, modifying and 3d printing 3d objects

Methods and systems for visualizing, simulating, modifying and/or 3d printing objects are provided. The system is an end-to-end system that can take as input 3d objects and allow for various levels of user intervention to produce the desired results..
3d Systems, Inc.

Method to manufacture polymer composite materials with nano-fillers for use in additive 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.

Techniques for manufacturing and cooling three-dimensional objects

A method of manufacturing three-dimensional (3d) objects is provided. The method includes generating a plan for printing a plurality of 3d objects in a 3d printing medium at least in part by identifying an unprinted area of the 3d printing medium for insertion of a cooling device and determining where at least some of the plurality of 3d objects are to be printed in the 3d printing medium such that none of the at least some of the plurality of 3d objects, when printed, intersect the identified unprinted area for the insertion of the cooling device.

Techniques for manufacturing and cooling three-dimensional objects

A cooling system for cooling a three-dimensional (3d) printing medium is provided. The cooling system includes at least one cooling device configured to be inserted into the 3d printing medium and to remove heat from a 3d printing medium via a fluid, at least one brace configured to support the at least one cooling device in the 3d printing medium, and a refrigerator configured to be fluidly coupled to the at least one cooling device and to cool the fluid..

Stereolithography printer

Techniques and systems for 3d printing with machines having imperfect light projection are described. A technique includes receiving an intensity map comprising a plurality of pixel values, wherein the pixel values of the intensity map represent variations in intensity of light projection of an additive-manufacturing apparatus; receiving cross-sectional images of a three dimensional (3d) model of an object, each cross-sectional image comprising a plurality of pixel values, each pixel value of each cross-sectional image having an x-location and a y-location; for each cross-sectional image of the 3d model, applying pixel values of the intensity map to corresponding pixel values of the cross-sectional image of the 3d model, to make one of a plurality of additive-manufacturing images that are calibrated to account for the variations in intensity of the light projection; and providing the additive-manufacturing images to the additive-manufacturing apparatus to build the object..
Autodesk, Inc.

3d printing using spiral buildup and high viscosity build materials

A 3d printing system utilizes a circular-shaped build area revolving symmetrically around a single center point in a continuous helical printing process. A viscous, solidifyable liquid composition is deposited on a construction area where it is exposed to a solidifying medium to form a physical object that is attached to a build platform above and parallel to the construction zone.
Orange Maker Llc

Dental prosthetic

A dental prosthetic comprising a pre-fabricated metal base and a crown, wherein the dental prosthetic is fabricated by a process comprising the steps of manufacturing the pre-fabricated metal base from a first metallic material, wherein the pre-fabricated metal base is dimensionally adapted to be secured to, and fitted to, an implant fixture, and fabricating the crown from a second material using a 3d printing technology, so that the crown is printed on the pre-fabricated metal base and thereby fabricating the crown fused onto the pre-fabricated metal base, and thereby obtaining the dental prosthetic.. .
Mis Implants Technologies Ltd.

Three-dimensional printing method

A three-dimensional (3d) printing apparatus includes a tank containing a forming material in liquid, a platform dipped into or moved away the forming material, a curing device disposed besides the tank or the platform, and a control device electrically connected to at least one of the tank and the platform and the curing device. An inner bottom of the tank includes a forming area and a peeling area in a stepped shape, and the forming area is higher than the peeling area.
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.

Method of slicing printing color 3d object and color 3d printing system

A method of slicing printing color 3d object and a color 3d printing system; the method includes following steps: execute a slicing process to a color 3d object for obtaining a plurality of layers of slice objects; analyze one of the pluralities of layers of the slice objects for generating sintering control data and color control data; lay a layer of powder; color the layer of powder according to the color control data; sinter the colored powder according to the sintering control data for completing printing one layer of the slice objects; perform repeatedly above steps until all layers of the slice objects are printed and a color stereoscopic physical model is generated. The method can effectively generate a color stereoscopic physical model.
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.

Controlled heating for 3d printing

In one example, a method for printing a three-dimensional (3d) object is described. The method may include a processor depositing a layer of a sinterable material on a support member, and preheating the layer of the sinterable material using a moveable radiation source.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Material-fall three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) objects, 3d printing processes, as well as methods, apparatuses, non-transitory computer readable medium, and systems for the production of a 3d object utilizing a material-fall directed towards a target surface.. .
Velo3d, Inc.

Accurate three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, and systems using, inter alia, a controller that regulates formation of at least one 3d object (e.g., in real time during the 3d printing); and a non-transitory computer-readable medium facilitating the same. For example, a controller that regulates a deformation of at least a portion of the 3d object.
Velo3d, Inc.

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Universal manufacturing magnetically attachable supplemental eyeglasses utilizing magnets embedded in an on-demand formed frame front and eyeglasses formed thereby

Eyeglasses comprise primary glasses and auxiliary lenses having magnets for removable attaching to primary eyeglasses via magnets preferably encapsulated within the primary eyeglass frame front. Methods of forming the embedding of the magnets within the frame front provide a universal on-site on demand method of machining or 3d printing at least the frame front of the primary eyeglasses..
Chemistrie Properties, Inc.

Apparatus and manufacturing fiber reinforced plastic product

An apparatus and the method for manufacturing a fiber reinforced plastic product may manufacture a fiber reinforced plastic product by using a 3d printing method and enable the fiber reinforced plastic product to have mechanical physical properties against x, y, and z-direction loads, by uniformly arranging reinforcing fibers in the x, y, and z directions in respect of orientation distribution, and then by spraying a photocurable resin over the reinforcing fibers so that the reinforcing fibers are impregnated with the photocurable resin.. .
Hyundai Motor Company

Print medium used for 3d printing, color 3d printing method, color 3d printer and controlling the same

A 3d printing method for fabricating a solid object 3d object by depositing a plurality of layers, the 3d printing method comprising: preparing a print medium including a color particle and a curable material of a liquid state, the curable material containing the color particle, wherein the color particle includes a photonic crystal particle and has a structural color defined according to a particle distance; preparing a 3d modeling data for the 3dobject, wherein the 3d modeling data includes a layer data for at least one of the plurality of layers, and the layer data includes a shape data having a coordinate to be cured in the layer and a color data having a color value of the coordinate; preparing a working area for a specific layer of the plurality of layers, wherein the working area is a space having a predetermined thickness inward from a one surface of the printing medium; imparting a color to the print medium, wherein the color is imparted by adjusting the structural color of the color particles based on the color value of the color data among the layer data for the specific layer; by curing the curable material based on the coordinate of the shape data of the layer data for the specific layer, fixing the color imparted to the print medium and simultaneously fabricating the specific layer.. .

System and two dimensional printing method in a three-dimensional printing support

The invention relates to a 2d printing method on a 3d printing support, consisting of forming a printing support comprised of a plurality of colored fibers that follow a printing pattern, which once joined and shaped into a block, can be transversally cut, thereby obtaining printed sheets according to said printing pattern. The invention further relates to the printing support, comprised of a block (1), wherein in one embodiment same is composed of a plurality of hollow tubes (2) having a cavity that can be filled with a coloring means and in another embodiment same is composed of solid tubes.

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.

3d printing device and method

The invention provides a 3d printing device (500) comprising a printer nozzle (502) for depositing a material on a support structure (550) for the formation of a 3d object (10), wherein the printer nozzle (502) and the support structure (550) are arranged to be translated relative to each other with a translation speed in a translation direction (52, 62), and a vibration actuator arranged for providing a vibrating motion (50, 60) of at least a first part of the support structure (550) relative to the printer nozzle (502) in a direction different from the translation direction (52, 62).. .
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.

Korea Institute Of Machinery & Materials

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Integrated production of abdominal aortic stents using 3d printing

An integrated, automated method to make various abdominal aortic stents with 3d printing technology and computerized recognition algorithms. Cost, risk, and time from assessment to recovery are reduced..

Localized heating to improve interlayer bonding in 3d printing

The present disclosure provides methods for printing at least a portion of a three-dimensional (3d) object, comprising receiving, in computer memory, a model of the 3d object. Next, at least one filament material from a source of the at least one filament material may be directed towards a substrate that is configured to support the 3d object, thereby depositing a first layer corresponding to a portion of the 3d object adjacent to the substrate.
Arevo, Inc.

Method for joint color and translucency 3d printing and a joint color and translucency 3d printing device

A method and a device for three-dimensional joint color and translucency printing, wherein at least a first non-transparent printing material with a first printing material color and at least one transparent printing material (6) is used to construct a printing object (7), wherein an arrangement of the printing materials is determined based on a desired color reproduction of the printing object (7), wherein the arrangement of the printing materials is determined based on a desired translucency reproduction of the printing object (7).. .
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Localized heating to improve interlayer bonding in 3d printing

The present disclosure provides methods for printing at least a portion of a three-dimensional (3d) object, comprising receiving, in computer memory, a model of the 3d object. Next, at least one filament material from a source of the at least one filament material may be directed towards a substrate that is configured to support the 3d object, thereby depositing a first layer corresponding to a portion of the 3d object adjacent to the substrate.
Arevo, Inc.

Localized heating to improve interlayer bonding in 3d printing

The present disclosure provides methods for printing at least a portion of a three-dimensional (3d) object, comprising receiving, in computer memory, a model of the 3d object. Next, at least one filament material from a source of the at least one filament material may be directed towards a substrate that is configured to support the 3d object, thereby depositing a first layer corresponding to a portion of the 3d object adjacent to the substrate.
Arevo, Inc.

Localized heating to improve interlayer bonding in 3d printing

The present disclosure provides methods for printing at least a portion of a three-dimensional (3d) object, comprising receiving, in computer memory, a model of the 3d object. Next, at least one filament material from a source of the at least one filament material may be directed towards a substrate that is configured to support the 3d object, thereby depositing a first layer corresponding to a portion of the 3d object adjacent to the substrate.
Arevo, Inc.

Tool for wrapping paper manufactured by 3d printing

A tool for use with wrapping paper is manufactured by a process comprising the step of causing a 3d printer to make the tool using an instruction file which is accessible to the 3d printer. The instruction file includes instructions for a hardware processor which define actions to be taken at and by the 3d printer to manufacture the tool.

3d printing of biomedical implants

Provided herein are methods, compositions, devices, and systems for the 3d printing of biomedical implants. In particular, methods and systems are provided for 3d printing of biomedical devices (e.g., endovascular stents) using photo-curable biomaterial inks (e.g., or methacrylated poly(diol citrate))..
Northwestern University

Methods and systems for 3d printing food items

Embodiments for 3d printing a food item by a processor are described. A request to 3d print a food item is received.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method for three dimensional printing artificial skin

The present invention discloses a method for three dimensional printing artificial skin. The method comprises the following steps of: printing a dermis layer by a hydrogel combined with an autologous dermal cell and; printing an epidermis layer on the dermis layer by a hydrogel combined with an autologous kerationocytes cell; implanting a plurality of progenitor cells for sweat glands and hair follicles through the epidermis layer into the dermis layer to form an artificial skin.
3d Global Biotech Inc.

3d-printing of ultra-high refractive index polymers

Sulfur copolymers having high sulfur content for use as raw materials in 3d printing. The sulfur copolymers are prepared by melting and copolymerizing one or more comonomers with cyclic selenium sulfide, elemental sulfur, elemental selenium, or a combination thereof.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona

Methods for forming optically heterogeneous phantom structures and phantom structures formed thereby

An optically heterogeneous phantom structure for use in optical imaging techniques. The phantom structure includes an external shape simulating an object to be subjected to an optical imaging technique, the external shape defining an external surface that encloses an internal volume of the external shape; and an optically heterogeneous material filling the internal volume and having heterogeneous optical properties for simulating at least one optical parameter of at least one region within the object.
Purdue Research Foundation

Method of manufacturing a composite article

A method for creating a composite article using fast heat treating thermoset resin materials for 3d printing articles, including articles of complex geometry. The method includes using vacuum impregnation and subsequent heat treating as post printing processes to further strengthen and enhance the functionality of the article..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

3d printing of an object from powdered material using pressure waves

A system includes a chamber to receive a powdered material to be used to form an object. The system includes actuators coupled to the chamber.
The Boeing Company

Kit for preparing a dental prosthesis

A kit (1) for preparing a dental prosthesis, having a master model (2) manufactured by means of an additive technology using an arrangement of material in successive layers (3), such as 3d printing, and having a fixing screw (4) with an outer thread (4a) intended to removably fix a dental prosthesis element on the master model (2). The master model (2) has at least one reference surface intended to receive the dental prosthesis element bearing thereon, said reference surface being produced during the manufacture of the master model (2) by additive technology.
Anthogyr

Manufacture a projection capacitive touch screen

The present invention discloses a manufacture method for a projection capacitive touch screen, comprising following steps: (1) placing a clean pet substrate on a 3d printing platform, (2) the 3d printing platform outputing movement of x, y and z directions through control software, (3) aligning tail-throwing leads on the pet-x film, (4) tearing off the protective release film on one side of the pet-y film, (5) bonding the pet-y film and the pet-x film, (6) cutting off the redundant areas around the pet-xy film completed in the step (5), (7) drying the pet-xy film, and (8) laser welding the dried pet-xy film to obtain a projection capacitive touch screen. Through above approaches, the manufacture method for a projection capacitive touch screen according to the present invention is mainly used for large-size capacitive touch film and has advantages of simple production process, fast production speed, high yield and low cost..
Suzhou Touch Planet Co., Ltd.

Characterization and control a resin

The present disclosure is directed to a method of altering chemical properties of an in-process resin used with a 3d printing apparatus. The method includes monitoring the in-process resin using an imaging spectrometer, comparing the in-process resin and a model using one or more spectrums from the imaging spectrometer, and diluting the in-process resin with a diluting resin..
General Electric Company

Ink composition for use in 3d printing

An ink for use in 3d printing including at least one monomer, and an optional oligomer, and a photoinitiator, and the ink has a high glass transition temperature (tg) and wide range of viscosity. The 3d ink composition, and embodiments, maintains a homogeneous and easily processed consistency when used in a multi-jet modeling printing process..
Xerox Corporation

Ink composition for use in 3d printing

An ink for use in 3d printing including at least one monomer, and an optional oligomer, and a photoinitiator, and the ink has a high glass transition temperature (tg) and wide range of viscosity. The 3d ink composition, and embodiments, maintains a homogeneous and easily processed consistency when used in a multi-jet modeling printing process..
Xerox Corporation

Determining print-time for generation of 3d objects based on 3d printing parameters

Methods, systems, and devices are described herein for estimating a three dimensional (3d) print-time for generating a 3d object relative to one or more 3d model or printer parameters. In one aspect, at least one 3d model or printer parameter may be received for generating a 3d object by a 3d printer.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

3d printing systems and methods

The coupling between the plunger and the piston can be removable. The removal of the plunger can form a split syringe, which can be used for ease of transport.

Method for making vehicular brake components by 3d printing

A method for making a vehicular brake component comprises: (a) providing a three-dimensional printer; (b) providing the printer with a schematic for making a preform brake rotor or hub; (c) supplying a metal powder to the printer for making the preform brake rotor or hub; (d) forming the preform brake rotor or hub, per the schematic provided and the metal powder supplied to the printer; (e) sintering the preform brake rotor or hub; and (f) applying a wear coating to the sintered preform brake rotor or hub to make the brake component therefrom. Preferably, such brake components, for automotive racing parts, are made from titanium alloy powders..

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 hosting system to enhance a 3d printing service marketplace environment including marketplace participants and a federated network of 3d printing service providers.
Ebay Inc.

Enhanced three dimensional printing of vertical edges

Techniques and systems for enhancing vertical edges during photopolymer-based three-dimensional (3d) printing are described. A described technique includes accessing an original image corresponding to a slice of a 3d model prepared for printing on a 3d printer; accessing a pixel reduction factor that is associated with an increased exposure duration parameter; classifying pixels of the original image; reducing intensity levels of the interior pixels by the pixel reduction factor so that corresponding printing areas receive first curing doses under the increased exposure duration parameter and the reduced intensity levels that are comparable to doses received under an unmodified exposure duration parameter and unreduced intensity levels; maintaining intensity levels of the exterior pixels so that corresponding printing areas receive second curing doses under the increased exposure duration parameter that are greater than doses associated with the unmodified exposure duration parameter; and outputting a resulting modified image for 3d printing..
Autodesk, Inc.

3d printing of composition-controlled copolymers

A computer-controlled method for forming a composition-controlled product using 3d printing includes disposing two or more liquid reactant compositions in respective two or more reservoirs; and mixing the two or more liquid reactant compositions, which in turn includes controlling by the computer a mass ratio of the mixed two or more liquid reactant compositions. The computer-controlled method further includes scanning, under control of the computer, a mixed liquid reactants nozzle over a substrate; depositing the mixed liquid reactant compositions onto the substrate; and operating, under control of the computer, a light source to polymerize the deposited mixed liquid reactant compositions..
Ada Foundation

Apparatus and calibrating optimum size of 3d printing

The present invention relates to a three-dimensional printing optimal size correcting device and a correcting method. The present invention provides a three-dimensional printing optimal size correcting device comprising: a modeling composition module for modeling a printing target three-dimensionally, thereby composing a modeling file; a three-dimensional printing module for printing the composed modeling file three-dimensionally, thereby fabricating a target sample; a deformation data measurement module for measuring data regarding deformation of the fabricated target sample and rendering the same into a numerical value; and a size correction module for calculating a size correction algorithm formula from the deformation data, which has been rendered into a numerical value, through regression model analysis, wherein the size correction module corrects the modeling file according to the calculated size correction algorithm formula, and the three-dimensional printing module three-dimensionally prints the corrected modeling file, thereby fabricating the final target sample.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Spatiotemporal delivery system embedded in 3d-printing

Provided herein is a 3d printing system and related compositions, and method of using such, that can produce a polymeric microfiber having embedded microspheres encapsulating an active agent with micron precision and high spatial and temporal resolution. One aspect of the present disclosure provides a method of forming a biocompatible scaffold.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

Method for repairing with 3d printing

Methods and apparatuses for repairing a broken object. A processor retrieves information describing the size and shape of a broken object.
International Business Machines Corporation

3d printing of graphene (oxide) composites

The invention provides a method for printing a 3d printed object (100), the 3d printed object (100) comprising a first type of printed material (1120) having electrically conductive properties and a second type of printed material (2120) having electrically insulating properties, wherein the method comprises: (i) providing printable material (110), wherein the printable material (110) has electrically insulating properties and wherein the printable material (110) is convertible by heat to a material (1110,1120) having electrically conductive properties; (ii) printing with a 3d printer (500) said printable material (110) to generate printed material (120); and (iii) subjecting to heat part of the printed material (120) after deposition; to provide said 3d printed object (100).. .
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.

Multilayer fiber reinforcement design for 3d printing

A method comprising receiving a first 3d toolpath defining a fill material curved shell, receiving first 2d toolpaths defining support material flat shells, receiving a second 3d toolpath defining a long fiber composite material curved shell, the long fiber composite material including a filament having a matrix embedding fibers having a length longer than two times a diameter of the filament, actuating a fill material deposition head to trace the first 3d toolpath to deposit the fill material curved shell non-parallel to a printing substrate, actuating a support material deposition head to trace the first 2d toolpaths to deposit support material in a succession of substantially flat shells, and actuating a long fiber deposition head to trace the second 3d toolpath non-parallel to the printing substrate to deposit the long fiber composite material curved shell to enclose at least a portion of the fill material curved shell.. .
Markforged, Inc.

Printing building three-dimensional object

A 3d printing apparatus is provided. The 3d printing apparatus includes a plurality of source tanks in which gel-phase source inks having specific colors are respectively stored; a build tray on which a building object to be printed is layered; a head unit including a plurality of printing heads to spray the source inks onto the build tray; a mixing tank disposed on an ink passage between the source tanks and the head unit to mix the source inks supplied from the plurality of source tanks; a first supply tube connecting each of the plurality of source tanks to the mixing tank; and a second supply tube connecting the mixing tank to the head unit..
Lg Electronics Inc.

The application of laminate and nanolaminate materials to tooling and molding processes

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide molds made by additive manufacturing coupled with electrodeposition. Such methods comprise subjected a workpiece to one or more deposition process(es), such as electrodeposition, that provide a coating that possesses desirable chemical, physical, and/or mechanical properties.
Modumetal, Inc.

Making an ore separation wheel

A method of making a circular ore separation wheel, for concentration critical stategic rare earths, and preciouse metals, such as gold. The method comprising: 1) forming a base section of the circular ore separation wheel using 3d printing; 2) forming a central hole in the base section being centrally located in the circular ore separation wheel; 3) forming a plurality of teeth, using 3d printing, upon the base section, having a inner end proximate to the central hole and extending therefrom in a circularly radiating direction and having an outer end opposite the inner end with different sizes on the same length of tooth, 4) forming a plurality of micro grooves from about 4.5-0.001 mm partially along outer surfaces of the plurality of teeth extending in a direction from the inner end to the outer end of the plurality of teeth, wherein the plurality of micro grooves are formed by the 3d printing process leaving a small gap located between subsequent extruded layers at the outer surface of the plurality of teeth; and 5) forming a circumferential wall around the ore separation wheel that is proximate to the outer end of the plurality of teeth, and is proximate to the base section.

Chassis with low-cost, tool-less fastening mechanisms for rack mount systems

A rack-mountable system is provided that includes fastening mechanisms mounted to the chassis sidewalls. The fastening mechanisms or “ears” of a rack-mountable chassis are each provided as a unitary part or piece rather than as multiple sheet metal or cast/extruded metallic parts that have to be assembled.
Oracle International Corporation

Predictive shimming of joints

A method and a system are provided for predicting and creating a shim for use in a joint where two parts, such as a skin and a substructure, are assembled together. Digital models for the skin and the substructure may be used as nominal maps of the outlines and profiles of the parts.
The Boeing Company

Method and system for proactive heating-based crack prevention in 3d printing

A computer program product for proactive heating-based crack preventing in three-dimensional printing is provided. The computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith.
International Business Machines Corporation

Silicone compositions for producing elastomeric molded parts by means of ballistic methods

3d printing of curable silicone cam positions is made possible by employing a mixture of si—h-functional silicon compounds and silicon compounds bearing aliphatically unsaturated groups, a hydrosilylation catalyst, and a combination of a reinforcing filler and a rheological agent containing polar groups, exhibiting shear thinning behavior.. .
Wacker Chemie Ag

3d printing method implemented by movable platform

A 3d printing method implemented by movable platform is disclosed. When printing a printing layer, a 3d printer first calculates respectively a starting point and an ending point of each swath of the printing layer, and calculates movement information of a movable printing platform upon an x-axis and a y-axis of the 3d printer according to the starting points and the ending points.
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.

Printing building three-dimensional object

Provided is a 3d printing apparatus. The 3d printing apparatus includes a build tray on which a building object is layered, a head unit including a plurality of nozzles for spraying a source ink having a gel state onto the build tray, a curing lamp curing the source ink sprayed onto the build tray, and a maintenance unit disposed under the head unit to clean the source ink attached to the nozzles.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Direct attached tungsten 3-d printed collimator to scintillator array

In the present invention, an integrated scintillator and collimator array for a detector utilized in a ct imaging system is provided. The integrated scintillator and collimator assembly is are fabricated from a manufacturing process or technique in which a scintillator array including a number of scintillation pixels is optically measured to determine the precise position of each pixel on the array.
General Electric Company

Methods and systems for verifying and modifying a 3d printing process

Embodiments for 3d printing an object by a processor are described. During a 3d printing process to form a 3d printed objected, a partially completed 3d printed object formed by the 3d printing process is scanned.
International Business Machines Corporation

Photopolymer composition for 3d printing

The present invention provides photopolymer compositions for 3d printing which have low viscosity, proper curing rate, low volume shrinkage, and low ash content. Such compositions may be used in 3d printing for direct investment casting of products and rapid prototyping..
Nano And Advanced Materials Institute Limited

Organic microgel system for 3d printing of silicone structures

An organic microgel system as support material for 3d printing of soft materials such as silicone and methods for manufacturing and using the organic microgel system are disclosed. In some embodiments, the organic microgel system comprises a plurality of microgel particles formed by blending a di-block copolymer and a tri-block copolymer in an organic solvent.
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated

Tailored multi-material delivery for direct-write manufacturing

A method of direct-write manufacturing (3d printing) includes a simple to manufacture printhead configured to create sheathed flow. The method is operable at room temperature and suitable for use with sensitive materials..
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Improvements in 3d printing

A method of 3d printing an article is described, the method comprising the steps of projecting images onto a liquid resin from a plurality of cooperating image sources; aligning the images from the first and second sources at least in a single 2d plane in the liquid resin; moving a plate relative to the 2d plane, wherein the moving is substantially continuous; and allowing the liquid resin to cure upon expose to the image in the 2d plane, thereby forming the printed article. The curing of the resin under the influence of the light emitted from the plurality of image sources can allow for a fast printing process..
Gizmo 3d Printers

Polypropylene for additive manufacturing (3d printing)

A process and printer systems for printing a three-dimensional object are disclosed. The processes may include providing a non-crosslinked peroxydicarbonate-branched polypropylene filament, flake, pellet, or powder adapted for one of a fused deposition modeling (arburg plastic freeforming) printer or a fused filament fabrication printer; and printing the non-crosslinked peroxydicarbonate-branched polypropylene with fused deposition modeling (arburg plastic freeforming) printer or a fused filament fabrication printer to form a three-dimensional article.
Lummus Novolen Technology Gmbh

Three-dimensional printing and three-dimensional printers

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for the production of at least one desired 3d object. The 3d printer system (e.g., comprising a processing chamber, build module, or an unpacking station) described herein may retain a desired (e.g., inert) atmosphere around the material bed and/or 3d object at multiple 3d printing stages.
Velo3d, Inc.

System and manufacturing a component

A system for manufacturing a three dimensional (3d) printed component is provided. The system includes a substrate adapted for at least partially 3d printing the component thereon.
Caterpillar Inc.

3d printed hermetic package assembly and method

A method is provided. The method includes one or more of removing existing ball bonds from an extracted die, placing the extracted die into a recess of a hermetic substrate, the extracted die having a centered orientation in the recess, and applying a side fill compound into the recess between the extracted die and the hermetic substrate.
Global Circuit Innovations Inc.

3d printing system and method

According to one example there is provided a 3d printing system (300) comprising a build material measurement module (310) to determine a level of contraction of a solidified portion of a layer of build material. The system further comprises a controller (312) to determine if the determined level of contraction is within an acceptable range, and to modify one or multiple operating parameters of the printing system such that solidified portions of a subsequently processed layer of build material have a level of contraction within an acceptable range..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Making 3d printed shapes with interconnects and embedded components

Method and apparatus for the production of a 3d printed object (100), wherein the method comprises (i) a 3d printing stage, the 3d printing stage comprising 3d printing a 3d printable material (110) to provide the 3d printed object (100), wherein the 3d printing stage further comprises forming during 3d printing a channel (200) in the 3d printed object (100) under construction, wherein the method further comprises (ii) a filling stage comprising filling the channel (200) with a flowable material (140), wherein the flowable material (140) comprises a functional material (140a), wherein the functional material (140a) has one or more of electrically conductive properties, thermally conductive properties, light transmissive properties, and magnetic properties, and immobilizing said functional material (140a).. .
Philipds Lighting Holdsing B.v.

3d print apparatus and method utilizing friction stir welding

This invention discloses a 3d printing apparatus and method utilizing friction stir welding (fsw). The apparatus includes a material feeding mechanism, a control mechanism, a friction stir welding (fsw) mechanism, and a friction stir welding (fsw) rotation drive mechanism.

3d printing forming a bulk solid structure element by cold spray

A method of forming a three dimensional object using a low pressure cold spray process for is disclosed. Powdered material is delivered at a temperature below the melting point of the powdered material.
Tessonics, Inc.

Supporting collector for a packing column

A supporting collector for supporting a package, comprising: a plurality of collecting trays for receiving a liquid phase falling from the package; a plurality of guide elements arranged above the collecting trays for guiding the falling liquid phase into the collecting trays; and a supporting grid connected to the guide elements for laying the package on the supporting grid. According to the invention the supporting grid, the guide elements, and the collecting trays are formed integrally on one another and form a supporting unit, wherein the supporting grid, the guiding elements, and the collecting trays are formed by 3d printing and are formed integrally on one another by the 3d printing.
Linde Aktiengesellschaft

Osseointegratable prosthetic device and manufacturing method

An osseointegratable prosthetic device suitable for implantation via a one-step surgical process includes a threaded insertion end, an externally accessible tool interface end, and an intermediately arranged scaffold portion defining recesses that permit ingrowth of skeletal tissue. Such recesses may include multiple longitudinal fins as well as transverse ribs, which may embody or be coated with porous material to promote bone ingrowth.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University

Method for improving moldability and 3d precision printing performance of high-fiber dough system by adding functional carbohydrate

A method for improving the moldability and 3d precision printing performance of a high-fiber dough system by adding functional carbohydrate, and belongs to the technical field of fruit-vegetable food processing. The method includes preparation of aged flour, beating and concentrating of old stalks of asparagus, beating of butter, adding functional carbohydrate to mix materials, 3d printing and the like.
Nanjing Jianggao Drying Equipment Company Ltd.

Method for remapping a packaged extracted die with 3d printed bond connections

A method is provided. The method includes removing an extracted die including an original ball bond from a previous packaged integrated circuit, bonding the extracted die to an interposer to create a remapped extracted die, 3d printing one or more first bond connections between one or more original bond pads of the extracted die and one or more first bond pads of the interposer, securing the remapped extracted die to a package base, and 3d printing one or more second bond connections between one or more second bond pads of the interposer and one or more package leads or downbonds of the package base.
Global Circuit Innovations Inc.

3d printing using 3d video data

Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for transforming three dimensional (3d) video data into a 3d printable model. In one aspect, a method for transforming 3d video data may include receiving 3d video data indicated or selected for 3d printing.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

3d-printed heating surface element for a plate heat exchanger

The invention relates to a heating surface element (2, 3) for a plate heat exchanger (10); said heating surface element (2, 3) is designed and provided to be placed between two parallel separation walls (4) of the plate heat exchanger such that a plurality of ducts (31) for holding a fluid is formed. According to the invention, the heating surface element (2, 3) is produced using 3d printing.
Linde Aktiengesellschaft

3d printing apparatus

A three-dimensional (3d) printing apparatus is provided. The 3d printing apparatus includes a modeling material circulating part for circulating a modeling material for modeling a 3d model, a light source unit disposed on one side of the modeling material circulating part to supply light toward the modeling material so that the modeling material is cured, a stage on which the modeling material cured through the light source unit is seated, the stage being disposed to face the modeling material circulating part, a stage driving part connected to the stage to provide a driving force for moving the stage, a modeling material supply part for supplying the modeling material to the modeling material circulating part, a modeling material collecting part for collecting the modeling material, which passes through the light source unit, of the modeling material circulating by the modeling material circulating part, and a modeling material recycling part connected to the modeling material collecting part to filter the collected modeling material to resupply the filtered modeling material to the modeling material circulating part..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Embedding apparatus and method utilizing additive manufacturing

An embedded material and an embedding apparatus and method. A compatible solute can be dissolved in a solvent.
The Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Method and computer-readable model for additively manufacturing ducting arrangement with injector assemblies forming a shielding flow of air

Method and computer-readable model for additively manufacturing a ducting arrangement (20) in a combustion stage are provided. The ducting arrangement may include a combustor wall (40) in a combustion stage fluidly coupled to receive a cross-flow of combustion products (21).
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Stitching by inserting curable compliant materials of parts produced via additive manufacturing techniques for improved mechanical properties

Method for the production of a 3d printed object (100), wherein the method comprises (i) a 3d printing stage, the 3d printing stage comprising 3d printing a 3d printable material (110) to provide the 3d printed object (100) of printed material (120), wherein the 3d printing stage further comprises forming during 3d printing a channel (200) in the 3d printed object (100) under construction, wherein the method further comprises (ii) a filling stage comprising filling the channel (200) with a curable material (140) and curing the curable material (140) to provide the channel (200) with cured material (150), wherein the cured material (150) has a lower stiffness than the surrounding printed material (120).. .
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.

Method and system for inspection of additive manufactured parts

A method for inspection and assessment of 3d manufactured parts and operational performance of a 3d manufacturing apparatus is provided. The method includes the step of obtaining, in real-time during a 3d printing build process in which at least one structure or part is built by the 3d manufacturing apparatus, an electro-magnetic scan of an area of a build platform on which the at least one structure is built.
General Electric Company

Determining a parameter of a process associated with a 3d printing process

A method for determining a parameter of a process associated with a 3d printing process provided. A first amount corresponding to an object of fused powder surrounded by non-fused powder is used.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Misalignment detection for a 3d printing device

Misalignments of a 3d printing device may be detected by providing a reference pattern in a print zone of the 3d printing device, wherein the reference pattern comprises a plurality of reference marks, printing a test pattern on the reference pattern by means of the 3d printing device, and comparing the test pattern with the reference marks.. .
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Fiber-reinforced 3d printing

A 3d printing system configured to embed and orient reinforcing fibers in a printable matrix material in at least three directions, wherein at least one of the directions is non-parallel with a plane defined by two other of the directions. The 3d printing system may be configured to deposit a layer of printable non-metallic material along a printing path on a contoured printing surface to form a 3d printed article.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

Photo-curing 3d printer and 3d printing method

Disclosed is a photo-curing 3d printer comprising a storage unit for accommodating liquid photosensitive resin and a light source disposed underneath the storage unit. Wavelength of light rays emitted by the light source is 420˜460 nm.
Gold Array Technology (beijing), Llc

Method for producing a tridimensional structure by 3d printing

A method for producing a tridimensional structure by 3d printing comprises: (a) ejecting an object material through a first print head, the object material comprising a radically curable compound and a photoinitiator; (b) ejecting a supporting material through a second print head, the supporting material comprising a cationically polymerizable compound and a photoacid generator; (c) radiation curing the object material and the supporting material; steps (a) to (c) are repeated several times in order to form the tridimensional structure layer by layer, and the object material and the supporting material comprise at least one common boundary surface; and (d) removing the cured supporting material by treatment with an aqueous medium. The supporting material is suitable for supporting overhanging components and structures located above hollow spaces.
Basf Se

Lead carrier structure and packages formed therefrom without die attach pads

A solid state electrochemical cell structure includes at least one integrated anode—current collector structure having a counterpart integrated cathode—current collector structure separated by an electrolyte layer. An integrated anode or cathode—current collector structure can be fabricated as a generally planar or planar layer structure having a surface area greater or much greater than its thickness, and which carries anode or cathode material composition, respectively, in which a current collector layer is enveloped, embedded, or encased; or a porous 3d mesh current collector structure in which an anode material composition or cathode material composition, respectively is enveloped, embedded, or encased by way of residing within a void volume fraction of the 3d mesh current collector structure.
Eoplex Limited

Facial mask apparatus and making

A face mask for extended wear by a user including a customized, contoured facial mask portion constructed and configured to cover and matingly contact a corresponding contoured surface area of a human face, preferably formed by 3d printing methods and materials.. .

Memory and time efficient resampling for 3d printing from voxels

According to one aspect, systems and processes for resampling data for 3d printing from voxels are provided. In an exemplary process, a native resolution dataset representing an object to be printed is received.
Fovia, Inc.

Passive direct liquid fuel cell and its preparing method

A passive direct liquid fuel cell is provided, which relates to a fuel cell field, including a current-collector-integrated fuel tank unit and a sealing-fastening-integrated current-collector which are prepared via a three-dimensional (3d) printing technology. The current-collector-integrated fuel tank unit is fastened with the sealing-fastening-integrated current-collector, and a membrane electrode assembly is sandwiched between the current-collector-integrated fuel tank unit and the sealing-fastening-integrated current-collector.
Xi'an Jiaotong University

Nesting procedures and management of 3d printing

Methods of nesting parts for 3d printing and of modularly managing the 3d printing as well as corresponding modules are provided. Methods split received part models into model batches, and repeatedly, set consecutive model batches into printing space(s) that are being gradually filled, by defining, for each part model in the model batch, a roadmap with respect to the occupied space and a set of positioning rules, and independently from the other part models in the model batch, and optimizing, in parallel for the part models in the model batch, a part positioning scheme for the model batch parts.
Assembrix Ltd.

Inks for 3d printing gradient refractive index (grin) optical components

Optical inks suitable for 3d printing fabrication of gradient refractive index (grin) optical components are composed a monomer matrix material doped with ligand-functionalized nanoparticles, wherein the monomer has a viscosity less than 20 cpoise and is uv curable to form a solid polymer. The matrix material doped with the ligand-functionalized nanoparticles has a transmittance of at least 90% in a predetermined optical wavelength range, wherein the ligand functionalized nanoparticles have a size less than 100 nm, are loaded in the monomer matrix material at a volume percent of at least 2%, and alter an index of refraction of the monomer matrix by at least 0.02.
Vadient Optics, Llc.

Electrically conductive ink for solvent-cast 3d printing

An ink for solvent-cast 3d printing is provided. The ink comprises a solution or gel of a polymer in a volatile solvent, and carbon nanotubes dispersed in the solution or gel.
Polyvalor, Limited Partnership

High speed 3d printing system for wound and tissue replacement

A method or apparatus for creating a three-dimensional tissue construct of a desired shape for repair or replacement of a portion of an organism. The method may comprise injecting at least one biomaterial in a three-dimensional pattern into a first material such that the at least one biomaterial is held in the desired shape of the tissue construct by the first material.
Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Fabricating three dimensional objects

A method of fabricating a three dimensional object in an additive layer manufacturing process, e.g. 3d printing, wherein a three dimensional design of the three dimensional object is modelled as a plurality of three dimensional pixels or vortexes.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Three-dimensional (3d) printing

In a 3d printing method example, color is added to a part. A build material is applied, and is pre-heated to a temperature ranging from about 50 c to about 400 c.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Electronic components with integral lead frame and wires

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.

Method, equipment and material for 3d printing and deposition on a surface or object with strong bond

Three-dimensional effect or structure with a strong bond may be achieved on any surface such as on wood, stone, paper, ceramic, and rubber/polymer, sponge/foam, cloth, and glass, cement, building structures or metals. Before application of tile 3d structure, the surface is first prepared with at least on a layer that can bind a subsequent layer.

Fused deposition modeling based mold for molding, and replicating objects, its manufacture and fused deposition modeling 3d printer

The invention provides a method for manufacturing a 3d item (10), wherein the 3d item (10) comprises an outer layer (210) and a support structure (220) with cavities (230), wherein the outer layer (210) at least partly encloses the support structure (220), and wherein the method comprises: (a) a 3d printing stage comprising 3d printing with fused deposition modeling (fdm) 3d printable material (201) the outer layer (210) and the support structure (220) and at least partly filling the cavities (230) with a filler material (204); and (b) a post-treatment stage comprising post treating at least part of the outer layer (210) for reducing surface roughness.. .
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.

Centrifugal mechanical separator produced by additive manufacturing

A centrifugal mechanical separator comprises a disk stack formed by an additive manufacturing process (i.e., 3d printing), where the stack comprises a plurality of disk elements (which may range anywhere from a few to a few hundred). The disk stack is positioned within a proper-sized bowl (with proper inlet and outlet ports), which may also formed using an additive manufacturing process.

Drug delivery system comprising a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (nsaid) and a progestogenic compound and methods for manufacturing

The invention is describing an intrauterine delivery system comprising non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (nsaid) and a progestogenic compound, containing anti-inflammatory active compound in the frame material and that the progestogenic compound is contained in a silicon based reservoir attached to the frame, wherein the frame consist of a thermoplastic material. A further object of the invention is to fabricate drug-containing t-intrauterine systems (i us) with the drug incorporated within the entire backbone of the medical device by using 3d printing technique, based on fused deposition modelling (fdm™).
Bayer Oy

Identifying a characteristic of a material for additive manufacturing

Systems, devices, and methods according to the present disclosure are configured for use in additive manufacturing, e.g. 3d printing.
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.

Three-dimensional printing of investment casting patterns

A system and method for generating investment casting patterns by 3d printing. Cad software is used to generate a hollow 3d model of a solid 3d model of a desired pattern.

Three-dimensional printing and three-dimensional printers

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for the production of at least one desired 3d object. The 3d printer system (e.g., comprising a processing chamber, build module, or an unpacking station) described herein may retain a desired (e.g., inert) atmosphere around the material bed and/or 3d object at multiple 3d printing stages.
Velo3d, Inc.

Three-dimensional printing and three-dimensional printers

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for the production of at least one desired 3d object. The 3d printer system (e.g., comprising a processing chamber, build module, or an unpacking station) described herein may retain a desired (e.g., inert) atmosphere around the material bed and/or 3d object at multiple 3d printing stages.
Velo3d, Inc.

Three-dimensional printing and three-dimensional printers

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for the production of at least one desired 3d object. The 3d printer system (e.g., comprising a processing chamber, build module, or an unpacking station) described herein may retain a desired (e.g., inert) atmosphere around the material bed and/or 3d object at multiple 3d printing stages.
Velo3d, 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

Arkema France

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Water-soluble block copolymer and use thereof as a support material for 3d printing

Said copolymer being extrudable and granulable, said copolymer being partially or totally soluble in water or in aqueous medium, and the mass proportion of the thermoplastic block being greater than 50% of the weight of said copolymer.. .

Methods and 3d printing of point cloud data

An unorganized point cloud may be created by an optical 3d scanner that scans a physical object, or by computer simulation. The point cloud may be converted into binary raster layers, which encode material deposition instructions for a multi-material 3d printer.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Light control device and manufacturing method thereof, 3d printing system

The light control device includes a first polarizing plate, an array substrate, liquid crystals, an opposing substrate, and a second polarizing plate in sequence. The array substrate includes a base substrate, a pixel array, and a black matrix formed on the base substrate.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

3d printing process augmentation by applied energy

A method for three-dimensional printing includes printing a three-dimensional part formed form a first material, the first material including induction sensitive particles and applying magnetic induction to the three-dimensional part during or after printing to heat the induction sensitive particles and melt the first material, allowing reflow thereof. The method also includes printing a support structure.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Printing of three-dimensional metal structures with a sacrificial support

A method for 3d printing includes printing a first metallic material on a substrate as a support structure (48). A second metallic material, which is less anodic than the first metallic material, is printed on the substrate as a target structure (46), in contact with the support structure.
Orbotech Ltd.

Cleaning of a 3d printed article

The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for cleaning a 3d printed article, in particular a 3d printed heat exchanger. After 3d printing, an article may have internal passages formed from bonded powder and said passages may contain unbonded powder that needs to be removed before further use of/processing of the article.
Hs Marston Aerospace Limited

3d printing using phase changing materials as support

A method or apparatus for three-dimensionally printing. The method may comprise causing a phase change in a region of the first material by applying focused energy to the region using a focused energy source, and displacing the first material with a second material.
Georigia Tech Research Corporation

Use of core-shell(-shell) particles in the binder jetting process

A three-dimensional object is formed by 3d printing, especially by a binder jetting method, in which particulate material in a powder bed is bonded by a printed adhesive. The particulate materials may be inorganic materials, for example sand or a metal powder, or particulate polymeric materials, for example polymethacrylates or polyamides.
Evonik Roehm Gmbh

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

The disclosure relates to information processing apparatus and information processing method. An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuit configured for: acquiring information of 3d printing devices which are competent to a 3d print task, where the information includes attribute features of the 3d printing devices that can be used for an attribute-based decryption; determining, based on the acquired information, an encryption attribute set or a decryption logic setting for performing an attribute-based encryption on data of the 3d print task, where the encryption attribute set or the decryption logic setting covers a specified number of the 3d printing devices and has a low encryption overhead for the data; performing the attribute-based encryption on the data using the determined encryption attribute set or decryption logic setting to obtain encrypted data; and performing control to release the encrypted data as a 3d print task..
Sony Corporation

Adaptive decimation using 3d video features

Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for geometrically simplifying three-dimensional (3d) video data. In one aspect, a method may include obtaining 3d data, with the 3d data including a plurality of portions associated with a default resolution priority.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Aromatic polyimides suitable for aerospace parts via 3d printing processes

Novel aromatic polyimides, both thermoplastic and thermosettable, are disclosed based on use of asymmetric diamines and symmetric dianhydrides with either a functional endcap for further thermosetting or a non-functional endcap for retention of thermoplastic properties. Both aromatic polyimides have sufficient physical properties to be useful in 3d printing..
Polyone Corporation

Well-defined degradable poly(propylene fumarate) polymers and scalable methods for the synthesis thereof

The present invention provides a low molecular mass ppf polymer (and related methods) that is suitable for 3d printing and other polymer device fabrication modalities and can be made inexpensively in commercially reasonable quantities. These novel low molecular mass ppf polymers have a low molecular mass distribution (m) and a wide variety of potential uses, particularly as a component in resins for 3d printing of medical devices.
The Ohio State University

Multifunctional acrylic ether-ester products modified with carboxylic anhydride or its polyacid form, process for preparing same and associated crosslinkable compositions

The invention also relates to a process for preparing said product, to crosslinkable compositions comprising same and to the use thereof in coatings, sealing, moulding or composite compositions, chemical sealing compositions, 3d printing compositions or compositions for 3d objects produced layer-by-layer. One particular advantage of these compositions is their low shrinkage despite their high functionality..

Wear resistance in 3d printing of composites

According to at least one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a method comprising supplying a reinforced axial fiber filament including a matrix material, a plurality of axial fiber strands extending continuously within the matrix material, and a multiplicity of fiber rods between 0.2-10 mm long dispersed throughout the matrix material, at least some of the dispersed fiber rods being oriented transversely to the fiber strands, supplying a composite fill separately from the filament, including a multiplicity of fiber rods between 0.2-10 mm long dispersed throughout the fill, the fiber rods having hardness at least twice that of a matrix of the fill, and depositing the filament within a first region of an outward portion of a part, through a nozzle throat having a thermal conductivity of at least 35 w/m-k adjacent a nozzle tip having a rockwell c hardness of at least c40.. .
Markforged, Inc.

Ink compositions for 3d printing, 3d printer and controlling of the same

The present invention relates to an ink composition for 3d printing, a 3d printer and a method of controlling the 3d printer. An ink composition for 3d printing according to an aspect of the present invention may include surface-modified inorganic particles, a photocurable material crosslinked with the surface-modified inorganic particles and a photoinitiator which cures the photocurable material..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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.. .
Autodesk, Inc.

Ducting arrangement with injector assemblies arranged in an expanding cross-sectional area of a downstream combustion stage in a gas turbine engine

A ducting arrangement (10) in a combustion stage downstream of a main combustion stage of a gas turbine engine is provided. A duct (18) is fluidly coupled to receive a cross-flow of combustion gases from the main combustion stage.
Siemens Energy, Inc.

Method and computer-readable model for additively manufacturing ducting arrangement for a gas turbine engine

Method and computer-readable model for additively manufacturing a ducting arrangement (10) for a gas turbine engine are provided. Ducting arrangement (10) may include a duct (18) to be fluidly coupled to receive a cross-flow of combustion gases from a main combustion stage.
Siemens Energy, Inc.

Monofunctional or multifunctional urethane acrylate oligomers without isocyanates

The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of the said oligomer in two stages, to the intermediate product c) and to the use of the said urethane oligomer in crosslinkable compositions, in particular in coating compositions, adhesive compositions, compositions for systems for the layer-by-layer manufacture of 3d objects, compositions for 3d printing systems, moulding compositions, leaktightness agent compositions, chemical sealing compositions, concrete compositions or composite compositions.. .

Scalable finite element simulation of additive manufacturing

Methods and systems for providing accurate, scalable, and predictive 3d printing simulations using numerical methods for part-level simulations. Complex parts can be discretized into finite elements using independent and arbitrary meshing.
Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp.

Method for three-dimensional printing

A method for 3d printing, wherein elementary volumes, or voxels, of a material are sequentially transformed by irradiation, including the following steps: breaking down, into identical blocks, the volume of part of an object to be printed that does not require a maximum resolution; for printing, associating with each block a brick having the same contour and comprising hollow portions; and irradiating in order to print the voxels of the bricks.. .
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

Multilayer fiber reinforcement design for 3d printing

According to at least one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a 3d printer comprising an anisotropic head that solidifies, along anisotropic toolpaths, fiber swaths having an anisotropic characteristic oriented relative to a trajectory of the anisotropic tool paths, an isotropic head that solidifies, along isotropic toolpaths, a substantially isotropic material, a motorized drive for moving the anisotropic head and a build plate supporting a printed part in at least three degrees of freedom, and a controller configured to control the 3d printer to build the printed part by solidifying the isotropic material along the isotropic tool paths, solidifying the anisotropic material in fiber swaths tracking a non-concentric set of anisotropic tool paths for at least a first sequence of parallel shells, solidifying the anisotropic material in fiber swaths tracking an outer concentric set of anisotropic tool paths for at least a second sequence of parallel shells.. .
Markforged, 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.

Method for manufacturing a compressor impeller

A method for manufacturing a compressor impeller wherein the compressor impeller is cast using a mold. As a first alternative, the mold is made using 3d printing.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Stereolithography printer

Techniques and systems for 3d printing using mirrors that are oriented at about 45 degrees from an x-axis and y-axis are described. A technique includes receiving an object model; rotating the object model about 45 degrees around the z-axis; generating cross-sectional images of the rotated object model; mapping pixels of the cross-sectional images to corresponding mirrors of a digital micromirror device of an additive manufacturing apparatus to form additive-manufacturing images, wherein edges of the mirrors are oriented about 45 degrees from the x-axis of the digital micromirror device and about 45 degrees from the y-axis of the digital micromirror; and providing the additive manufacturing images to generate a build piece corresponding to the object model.
Autodesk, Inc.

Additive manufacturing using stimuli-responsive high-performance polymers

The present invention provides high performance polymer (hpp) compositions, methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles made of polymers using molding or 3d printing. The hpp compositions comprise a first hpp dissolved in a solvent and a second hpp present as a solid having particular particle size..
University Of Washington

Method for manufacturing parts with built-in channel

This invention provides a method for manufacturing parts with a built-in channel. Two kinds of materials with different melting points are used, the material with the lower melting point is a molding element with an arbitrary shape, the material with the higher melting point is powdered, and the material with the low melting point is wrapped and positioned in the powder with the high melting point.
Ninghai Daya Precision Machinery Co., Ltd

Artificial blood vessel and preparation method thereof

The artificial blood vessel comprises a cortex layer, a fibroblast layer, a smooth muscle cell layer, an endothelial cell layer and an inner cavity. According to the artificial blood vessel, the endothelial layer, the smooth muscle cell layer, the fibroblast layer and the cortex layer are orderly arranged in a three-dimensional space by utilizing integrated technologies of plasma spraying, electrospraying, electrospining, intra-mold pouring and 3d printing; anticoagulant activity of the artificial blood vessel is enhanced by adopting an anticoagulation factor; step-by-step induced differentiation of stem cells in the artificial blood vessel is realized by adopting a growth factor controlled release method; and the artificial blood vessel is cultured by a pulsatile reactor, so that the artificial blood vessel structurally and functionally simulates natural animal blood vessels and provides a corresponding substitute for vascular transplantation and repair..

Printed article and a feedstock

The invention relates to a printed article and a feedstock for printing comprising a matrix forming material, in particular a polymeric material, and a filler material dispersed within the matrix forming material, in which the filler material comprises glass flakes. Glass flakes are characterised as having an aspect ratio of average diameter divided by average thickness greater than or equal to three.
Pilkington Group Limited

In-situ diagnostics and control material extrusion 3d printing

Methods and systems for diagnosing and controlling material deposition during a material extrusion 3d printing process. A current sensor can measure a current signal consumed by a material feed motor.

3d printing filament feeding apparatus

A 3d printing filament feeding apparatus for feeding a filament (10) includes a primary driving wheel (100), a secondary driven wheel (300), a measurement scale rotating disk (400), an optical sensor (500) and a cleaning assembly (600). The primary driving wheel (100) is connected to a power source (200) and driven thereby to rotate.

Extrudable mixture for use in 3d printing systems to produce metal, glass and ceramic articles of high purity and detail.

The extrudable mixture is produced by preparing a material powder, preparing thermoplastic binder, blending the material powder and the thermoplastic binder together. The most preferable extrudable mixture contains 80 to 92% by weight of metal powder, 8 to 20% by weight of thermoplastic binder, and 0.0 to 0.1% unavoidable impurities.

Casting using 3d printing to make shell mold and vacuum casting device for use in the casting method

A casting method of using 3d printing to make shell mold, comprising the following steps of: conducting computer-aided graphic design based on the product to be manufactured; importing the graphic design into the 3d printer to print a 3d shell mold; conducting a sintering process of the printed shell mold for solidifying thereof; using the sintered shell mold as a casting cavity, injecting a molten raw material into the shell mold for formation; in the end, taking out the whole shell mold and breaking the shell mold to obtain a cast product; reprocessing the cast product to obtain a finished product; wherein printing materials of the 3d printing are made of a liquid mixture of photosensitive resin and ceramic powder, thereby improving production efficiency and reducing labor intensity as well as pollution.. .

Custom-made artificial nipple

An artificial nipple is formed of an elastomeric polymer by use of 3d printing after imaging of a mother's breast in an active state of lactation. The artificial nipple used as an attachment to a baby bottle or as the nipple component of a pacifier.

Custom-made artificial nipple

An artificial nipple is formed of an elastomeric polymer by use of 3d printing after imaging of a mother's breast in an active state of lactation. The artificial nipple used as an attachment to a baby bottle or as the nipple component of a pacifier.

Custom-made artificial nipple

An artificial nipple is formed of an elastomeric polymer by use of 3d printing after imaging of a mother's breast in an active state of lactation. The artificial nipple used as an attachment to a baby bottle or as the nipple component of a pacifier.

Tooth implantation technique and a subperiosteal implant manufacturing the solution of extreme atrophy of a tooth bone

A tooth implantation technique and a subperiosteal implant manufacturing method for the solution of extreme atrophy of a tooth bone are disclosed, primarily using steps of tomography, data transformation, software design, 3d printing of a physical model, making a subperiosteal implant wax form, wax form scanning and design, and manufacturing with a cnc milling machine, so as to make a subperiosteal implant that fits with a patient, thereby improving the shortcomings in a conventional manufacturing procedure of an implant.. .

Information insert in 3d structure and non-destructive information recognition method

A method for inserting information into a 3d structure and recognizing information in a non-destructive method is provided. A 3d printing method according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: generating a tag having specific information recorded thereon to be inserted into a 3d structure, and printing the tag on the inside of the 3d structure while printing the 3d structure.
Korea Electronics Technology Institute

Apparatus and 3d printing

This disclosure relates to an apparatus and a method for 3d printing. The 3d object detection apparatus includes one or more processing circuit configured to acquire a robust shape value of a 3d object; match the robust shape value of the 3d object with a robust shape value of a 3d sample in a 3d sample database; determine a robust design value of the 3d object based on a robust design value of the matched 3d sample; and detect the 3d object based on a result of the matching process for the robust shape value and the determined robust design value of the 3d object.
Sony Corporation

Method for manufacturing a component of a field device

The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable of a medium in a container, wherein the component is created via a 3d printing method, wherein during the creation the component is supplied at an intermediate state of the component with an exciter signal, wherein a response signal of the component to the exciter signal is registered, wherein shape and/or structure of the component are/is modified via the 3d printing method, when the current response signal does not agree with a predetermined response signal, and wherein the two previous method steps are alternately repeated, until the current response signal agrees with the predetermined response signal within predetermined tolerance limits.. .
Endress+hauser Gmbh+co. Kg

3d printing with variable voxel sizes based on optical filter

A three-dimensional printing approach based on stereolithography with variable printing resolutions to solve the trade-off between throughput and resolution. In this technology, the variable fabrication resolutions are achieved by switching light wavelength.
University Of Southern California

3d printer, 3d printing method and lens module

A lens module, comprising a first lens, a second lens and a third lens sequentially and coaxially arranged in the transmission direction of incident light. The first lens is a biconcave lens, the second lens is a meniscus lens, and the third lens is a biconvex lens.
Han's Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd.

Method for manufacturing a customer-specific component of a field device

The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a customer-specific component of a field device for determining or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium, wherein the field device is applied in process automation technology, wherein the component is composed of at least one material, comprising: predetermining material and/or structure and/or shape of the component via digital description data, and producing the component in a 3d printing method in accordance with the predetermined digital description data.. .
Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg

3d printed seat support system

A method for forming a three-dimensionally (3d) printed flexible support apparatus includes: producing arrays of v-spring elements using a 3d printing system, each array including a plurality of v-spring elements arranged in a predefined array shape, and each v-spring element having a predefined firmness or hysteresis characteristic; arranging the arrays of v-spring elements in at least one two-dimensional (2d) array grid using the 3d printing system, such that at least one v-spring element of each array is attached to a v-spring element of at least one adjacent array; and shaping the at least one array grid according to a predefined volume to form the support apparatus.. .
Kia Motors Corporation

System and connecting two 3d printed structures

A method for forming three-dimensional (3d) printed structures is disclosed. The method may include 3d printing a first structural member including an opening to a cavity inside the first structural member; and 3d printing a second structural member including a protrusion disposed within the opening and the cavity of the first structural member..
Caterpillar Inc.

Three dimensional objects comprising robust alloys

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and software that effectuate formation of a robust 3d object comprising at least one metal alloy. The 3d object may be formed by 3d printing.
Velo3d, Inc.

Devices and methods for preparing biological samples

Devices and methods for biological sample preparation are provided herein. Components of such devices include a plurality of plungers that can be actuated for metering and/or mixing one or more agents.

Inks comprising gellants for 3d printing

In one aspect, methods of printing a three-dimensional article are described herein. In some embodiments, a method described herein comprises jetting an ink at a temperature t1 onto a substrate at a temperature t2 to form a layer of the ink on the substrate.

Vegetable oil based viscoelastic polymers that display photoresponsive rheological and adhesive properties

Photoresponsive polymers that comprise a unit derived from an amide functional diol compound that includes a coumarin group are provided. Advantageously, the photoresponsive groups of the photoresponsive polymers may be used to control the viscosity of the photoresponsive polymer.

Seat rail cover for covering a seat rail in a vehicle floor and manufacturing a seat rail cover

A seat rail cover includes a retaining section, configured to be introduced at least partially into a part of the seat rail, and a cover section, configured to cover the seat rail when the retaining section is introduced into the seat rail. At least the cover section of the seat rail cover is formed in one piece by 3d printing.

Multilayer fiber reinforcement design for 3d printing

According to aspects, provided is a method for displaying a three-dimensional geometry of a part to be 3d printed, comprising receiving the geometry of a part sliced into shells or layers, displaying the shells or layers, displaying, for a shell or layer, a representation of a distribution of a isotropic fill material, displaying, for an anisotropic fill subset of the set of shells or layers, a representation of a distribution of an anisotropic fill material having an anisotropic characteristic oriented relative to a trajectory of an anisotropic fill tool path, receiving a selection, from among the displayed shells or layers, of an editing subset, the editing subset including part of the anisotropic fill subset, and regenerating, for a shell or layer of the editing subset, one of a second representation of a distribution of isotropic fill material and a second representation of a distribution of anisotropic fill material.. .

Method of edge sealing for secondary lithium battery

This application relates to a method of edge sealing for a secondary lithium battery, including: (1) drawing a 3d model of a battery edge of a secondary lithium battery, and inputting it into a 3d printer; (2) positioning the secondary lithium battery in a 3d printing area, and fixing a relative position of the secondary lithium battery in the 3d printing area; (3) stimulating, by the 3d printer, the battery edge according to the 3d model and setting a printing path; (4) adding edge sealing glue in a printing head of the 3d printer, the printing head moves according to the set printing path and meantime performs at least one time of printing, so that printed edge sealing glue covers the battery edge; (5) solidifying the edge sealing glue. The method of edge sealing of this application has broader application, which can be applied to batteries of any shape..

Continuous pull three-dimensional printing

Described herein are three-dimensional (3d) printer systems and methods, which may provide for “continuous pull” 3d printing. An illustrative 3d printer includes: a resin container, a base plate, a light source arranged below the resin container and operable to cure resin in the resin container; and a control system operable to: (a) receive model data specifying a 3d structure; (b) determine 2d images corresponding to layers of the 3d object; and (c) generate control signals to operate the light source and the base plate to sequentially form the layers of the 3d object onto the base plate, wherein the base plate moves a formed portion of the 3d object upward after formation of each layer, and wherein at least a surface of a formed portion of the 3d object remains in contact with the resin in the resin container throughout the formation of the layers of the 3d object..

High density pixelated led and devices and methods thereof

At least one array of leds (e.g., in a flip chip configuration) is supported by a substrate having a light extraction surface overlaid with at least one lumiphoric material. Light segregation elements registered with gaps between leds are configured to reduce interaction between emissions of different leds and/or lumiphoric material regions to reduce scattering and/or optical crosstalk, thereby preserving pixel-like resolution of the resulting emissions.
Cree, Inc.

High density pixelated led and devices and methods thereof

At least one array of leds (e.g., in a flip chip configuration) is supported by a substrate having a light extraction surface overlaid with at least one lumiphoric material. Light segregation elements registered with gaps between leds are configured to reduce interaction between emissions of different leds and/or lumiphoric material regions to reduce scattering and/or optical crosstalk, thereby preserving pixel-like resolution of the resulting emissions.
Cree, Inc.

3d printed parts with support removal cleaner

A system, methods, and chemical compositions for removing a support structure material from a printed material during 3d printing are described. The printing material may include polyetherimide or polyetherimide alloy.

Single screw micro-extruder for 3d printing

A single screw micro-extruder for a 3d printer includes a feed chamber with an opening for receiving solid plastic pellets. An extrusion barrel extends from the feed chamber and has an inner conically shaped bore between input and output ends.

Anatomical simulators produced using 3d printing

Disclosed herein are anatomical simulators produced using three dimensional (3d) printing to produce interior components of the simulator. The method of producing void structures in an anatomical phantom, includes 3d printing one or more structures of one or more desired sub-anatomical features using a dissolvable material; supporting and enclosing the one or more structures in an interior of a mold of the anatomical phantom; filling a remaining internal volume in the interior of the mold between an outer surface of the one or more structures and an inner surface of the mold with a liquid precursor of a matrix material selected to mimic anatomical tissue and processing said liquid precursor to form a tissue mimic matrix material; and dissolving the one or more structures with a fluid selected to dissolve said dissolvable material to produce one or more internal cavities within the tissue mimic matrix material..

Thiol-ene inks for 3d printing

In one aspect, inks for use with a three-dimensional printing system are described herein. In some embodiments, an ink described herein comprises a thiol monomer component and an ene monomer component.
3d Systems, Incorporated

Apparatus for 3d printing

A 3d printer for building 3-dimensional object using dlp technique, comprising a solidifiable material container, an irradiation component, a supporting component, a surface regulation component, and a control system. The 3d printer realizes large dimension and high speed printing by applying a flexible film over the surface of the photopolymer resin.

Method and computer-readable model for additively manufacturing injector assembly or ducting arrangement including such injector assemblies

Method and computer-readable model for additively manufacturing an injector assembly or a ducting arrangement including such assembles, as may be used in a combustion system of a gas turbine engine. The injector assembly may include a reactant-guiding structure (42) that may be configured to define a curvilinear flow path (47) to route a flow of reactants from a first flow direction (50) to a second flow direction (52) toward a cross-flow of combustion gases (60).
Siemens Energy, Inc.

Injector assembly and ducting arrangement including such injector assemblies in a combustion system for a gas turbine engine

Injector assembly and ducting arrangement including such assemblies for a combustor system in a gas turbine engine are provided. A reactant-guiding structure (42) may be configured to define a curvilinear flow path (47) to route a flow of reactants from a first flow direction (50) to a second flow direction (52) toward a cross-flow of combustion gases (60).
Siemens Energy, Inc.

Method for fabrication of microwells for controlled formation of 3-dimensional multicellular-shapes

Using 3d printing, a microwell is formed by providing a plurality of masks, each mask representing a cross-section of a layer of the concave structure. Progressive movement of a projection plane exposes a pre-polymer solution to polymerizing radiation modulated by the masks to define the layers of the microwell, where each layer is exposed for a non-equal exposure period as determined by a non-linear factor.
The Regents Of The University Of California

3d printing method utilizing a photocurable silicone composition

A method of forming a three-dimensional (3d) article comprises the steps of i) printing a first photocurable silicone composition with a 3d printer to form a layer, ii) irradiating the layer with an energy source to form an at least partially cured layer, iii) printing a second photocurable silicone composition on the at least partially cured layer with the 3d printer to form a subsequent layer, and iv) irradiating the subsequent layer with the energy source to form an at least partially cured subsequent layer. Optionally, steps iii) and iv) can be repeated with independently selected photocurable silicone compositions for any additional layer(s) to form the 3d article.
Dow Corning Corporation

Method for 3d printing of buildings and a device for implementation thereof

3d printing of buildings consisting in deposition of the material of walls by a print head as the print head is moved along the 3d coordinates of future walls is achieved by simultaneous utilization of several print heads, simultaneous loading the material into the print heads, melting the material in print heads, dosed feeding of the melted material through an opening in the print heads as the heads are moved along the 3d coordinates, as the building is constructed.. .

Systems and methods of on-demand customized medicament doses by 3d printing

Systems and methods of fabricating a customized dose using a medication 3d printer are provided. According to one embodiment, a system is provided that includes a 3d printer that receives prescription dose instructions from a computer or mobile communication device via a network and assembles a customized medication dose according to the prescription dose instructions by selective application of materials stored in a medicament compound container having at least one reservoir containing the materials for assembly.

Method for manufacturing a lining panel with an integrated electrical connector for an aircraft or spacecraft, lining panel and lining panel assembly

A method for manufacturing a lining panel with an integrated electrical connector for a lining of a passenger cabin of an aircraft or spacecraft. An additive manufacturing (am) or 3d printing technique is used to laterally form electrically conductive pins on a panel body of the lining panel to provide an electrical connector.
Airbus Operations Gmbh

Matrix-production carrier

Based on dimensions and configurations of a dermal wound on a patient, a carrier is custom-made, preferably by 3d printing, to include a cavity that is duplicative of the specific wound. When the custom-made carrier is used to contain slurry, and the slurry-containing carrier undergoes processing steps (such as freeze-drying in a lyophilization chamber), a matrix is formed that, when removed from the carrier and put into the wound of the patient for whom the carrier was custom-made, fills the wound volume..
Dermagenesis, Llc

Method of producing insulating three-dimensional (3d) structures using 3d printing

A method of manufacturing a highly insulating three-dimensional (3d) structure is provided. The method includes depositing a first layer of hollow microspheres onto a base.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Construction member 3d printing spray head with vibrating rod

The present application relates to a construction member 3d printing spray bead with vibrating rod which includes a frame, a receiving hopper, a vibrating rod and a lifting device; the vibrating'rod includes a cylindrical vibrating body and cable wires connected to the cylindrical vibrating body. The lifting device includes a set of guide wheels, clamp, wire rope, electrical winding drum.

Guard padding with sensor and protective gear including the same

Guard padding with sensor is provided, including a cushion pad and a sensor. The cushion pad has auxetic structure and is manufactured by a 3d printing process.
National Tsing Hua University

Orientation optimization in 3d printing

Systems and methods are provided, in which an input module receives a model file, configuration(s) and cost parameters, and a processing unit selects and updates orientation sets for the model, and calculates the received cost parameters for pairs of orientation and configuration. Systems and methods further calculate for each orientation, a cost function value by weighting the calculated cost parameters according to the configuration(s) and display the calculated cost function values for the orientations on a respective sphere in a user interface.
Assembrix Ltd.

Method for manufacturing composite product from chopped fiber reinforced thermosetting resin by 3d printing

A method for manufacturing a composite product, including: 1) preparing a composite powder including 10-50 v. % of a polymer adhesive and 50-90 v.
Huazhong University Of Science And Technology

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 computer-readable model for additively manufacturing ducting arrangement for a combustion system in a gas turbine engine

Method and computer-readable model for additively manufacturing a ducting arrangement in a combustion system of a gas turbine engine are provided. The ducting arrangement may be formed by duct segments (32) circumferentially adjoined with one another to form a flow duct structure (e.g., a flow-accelerating structure (34)) and a pre-mixing structure (35).
Siemens Energy, Inc.

Ducting arrangement in a combustion system of a gas turbine engine

A ducting arrangement (30) in a combustion system of a gas turbine engine is provided. The ducting arrangement may be formed by duct segments (32) circumferentially adjoined with one another to form a flow duct structure (e.g., a flow-accelerating structure (34)) and a pre-mixing structure (35).
Siemens Energy, Inc.

Non-isocyanate polyurethane inks for 3d printing

In one aspect, inks for use with a 3d printer are described herein. In some embodiments, an ink described herein comprises a cyclic carbonate monomer and an amine monomer.
3d Systems, Incorporated

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

Ultraviolet laser 3d printing precise temperature control of polymer material and device thereof

The present disclosure disclosed an ultraviolet laser 3d printing method for the precise temperature control of polymer material and device thereof. The device comprises a thermostat, a laser head, a non-contact type temperature monitoring device, a scanning galvanometer, a processing platform, a powder laying device, a material to be processed, a computer control system and so on.
Institute Of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy Of Sciences

Printing utilizing a virtual mask

A method and apparatus for printing on an article are disclosed. An embodiment of a method may include the generation of a virtual mask that can designate areas for printing and/or designate areas to exclude from printing.
Nike, Inc.

Directed ink deposition of additive material using a needle brush

A technique to have precise materials deposition in the micro and nanometer scale relating to 3d printing. A microfluidic pipette and an atomic force microscopy (afm) needle are used to position the pipette a distance from a working stage to avoid surface tension physics associated with droplet formation of pipette excreted material, “ink.” the combination provides greater control over both the amounts of placement of the ink.
Carbon Design Innovations, Inc.

Coextruded, multilayer and multicomponent 3d printing inputs

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.
Ovata B. V.

Method for producing an acoustical damping unit for an electro-acoustical transducer, acoustical damping unit and electro-acoustical transducer

In a method for producing an acoustical damping unit, a plurality of bodies, e.g. Plastic balls, of predefined sizes are produced and brought together in a desired shape by a 3d printing process.
Sennheiser Electronic Gmbh & Co. Kg

Apparatus and generating 3d printing model using multiple textures

An apparatus for generating a 3d printing model using multiple textures includes a template model storage unit configured to store template models that are 3d models previously manufactured to be printable, a 3d model conversion unit configured to, upon receiving a 3d input model and a texture image, perform mesh deformation on the template model stored in the template model storage unit by using geometric information about the 3d input model, a texture processing unit configured to assign the texture image to the 3d model having being subjected to the mesh deformation, and a 3d printing model output unit configured to output a geometric model and a texture image of the template model which are finally calculated.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Systems for flexible and localized additive manufacturing

3d printing via additive manufacturing with 3d printers allows for printing parts of products to customize the products. 3d printing may be used for part design prototyping and verification.
Dell Products, Lp

Lining panel with integrated electric lines for an aircraft and manufacturing a lining panel

A method for manufacturing a lining panel with integrated electric lines for a lining of a passenger cabin of an aircraft or spacecraft includes using an additive manufacturing (am) or 3d printing technique to form the electric lines on or into a panel body of the lining panel. A lining panel with integrated electric lines for a lining of a passenger cabin of an aircraft or spacecraft includes a panel body and electric lines being formed on or into the panel body using an am or 3d printing technique..
Airbus Operations Gmbh

3d printable composite waterborne dispersions

A composite waterborne dispersion for 3d printing. The dispersion includes a composition containing an aqueous dispersion of polymer particles; an associative thickener; and a functional filler.
Voxel8, Inc.

Nylon powder composition for 3d printing, and preparation method and application thereof

This invention relates to a high molecular weight nylon powder composition for 3d printing, its preparation method and use. The composition comprises: 100 parts by weight of high-viscosity nylon powder, 1-5 parts by weight of a flow agent, and 0.1-1 parts by weight of an antioxidant; the high-viscosity nylon powder is one or more selected from nylon 6, nylon 66, nylon 11, nylon 12, nylon 612 and nylon 610; or the powder composition is obtained via polymerization reaction of the raw materials comprising the following components, based on the weight parts of lactam monomers or amide monomers: 100 parts by weight of lactam monomers or amide monomers, 0.005-1 parts by weight of a catalyst, and 0.1-1 parts by weight of an antioxidant.
Institute Of Chemistry, Chinese Academy Of Sciences

Material for 3d printing, process for preparing the same and article thereof

The present invention provides a composition for 3d printing, a process for preparing the same and an article thereof. By the solidifying method of uv irradiation, 3d printing is implemented.
Institute Of Chemistry, Chinese Academy Of Sciences

System and packaging items for shipping using additive manufacturing

The method for packaging objects for shipping, which may be configured as a single all-in-one device, is carried out by scanning or selecting an item to be packaged from a catalogue and then using that information to generate a custom shipping enclosure using additive manufacturing techniques. Additive manufacturing techniques to create these custom shipping packages may include 3d printing, extrusion and sintering based processes as well as other techniques obvious to those skilled in the art.
Design Net Technical Products, Inc.

Actinic ray-curable-type inkjet ink composition for 3d printing, three-dimensional modeling method, and actinic ray-curable-type inkjet ink set for 3d printing

An actinic ray-curable-type inkjet ink composition for 3d printing includes an acrylate monomer a capable of forming a homopolymer having a glass transition temperature of from 25° c. To 120° c.; an acrylate monomer b capable of forming a homopolymer having a glass transition temperature of −60° or higher and lower than 25° c.; a bifunctional acrylate oligomer c having a weight-average molecular weight of from 2,000 to 20,000; and an acylphosphine oxide compound, in which the mass content of bifunctional or higher-functional acrylate compounds is 15% by mass or less..
Fujifilm Corporation

3d printing surgical repair systems

Various embodiments of methods of making one or more components of surgical repair systems, including embodiments employing 3d printing of one or more components, are disclosed. In various embodiments, multiple surgical repair system components may be based, at least in part, on a patient-adapted surface model..
Conformis, Inc.

System and methods for three-dimensional printing

A fast and economical system and methods directed to low-fidelity fabrication of three-dimensional (3d) objects using 3d printing. The invention facilitates rapid prototyping by providing a wireframe structure in the form of the underlying design structure of a 3d model, which may be useful for a variety of reasons including to provide a prototype preview that may be used for design validation of a 3d model..
Cornell University

Antiseptic 3d printing filament

The antiseptic 3d printing filament contains the following coaxial layers arranged radially outside-in: an antiseptic layer, a color layer inside and next to the antiseptic layer, a support layer inside and next to the color layer, and a resin layer inside and next to the support layer. The antiseptic layer, the color layer, and the support layer are melted and joined to the resin layer with a temperature between 100 and 500 degrees celsius and the filament diameter is between 0.80 and 3.20 mm.

3-dimensional printing

The present disclosure is drawn to coalescent inks and material sets for 3d printing. The coalescent ink can include a water-soluble near-infrared dye having a peak absorption wavelength from 800 nm to 1400 nm.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Methods for solid freeform fabrication

The present invention provides high performance polymer (hpp) compositions, methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles made of polymers using molding or 3d printing. The hpp compositions comprise a first hpp dissolved in a solvent and a second hpp present as a solid..
University Of Washington

Low profile interconnect for light emitter

In some embodiments, an interconnect electrical connects a light emitter to wiring on a substrate. The interconnect may be deposited by 3d printing and lays flat on the light emitter and substrate.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Accurate three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, and systems using, inter alia, a controller that regulates formation of at least one 3d object (e.g., in real time during the 3d printing); and a non-transitory computer-readable medium facilitating the same. For example, a controller that regulates a deformation of at least a portion of the 3d object.
Velo3d, Inc.

Accurate three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, and systems using, inter alia, a controller that regulates formation of at least one 3d object (e.g., in real time during the 3d printing); and a non-transitory computer-readable medium facilitating the same. For example, a controller that regulates a deformation of at least a portion of the 3d object.
Velo3d, Inc.

3-dimensional printing

The present disclosure is drawn to coalescent inks and material sets for 3d printing. The coalescent ink can include an organic-soluble near-infrared dye having a peak absorption wavelength from 800 nm to 1400 nm.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Accurate three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, and systems using, inter alfa, a controller that regulates formation of at least one 3d object (e.g., in real time during the 3d printing); and a non-transitory computer-readable medium facilitating the same. For example, a controller that regulates a deformation of at least a portion of the 3d object.
Velo3d, Inc.

Accurate three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, and systems using, inter alia, a controller that regulates formation of at least one 3d object (e.g., in real time during the 3d printing); and a non-transitory computer-readable medium facilitating the same. For example, a controller that regulates a deformation of at least a portion of the 3d object.
Velo3d, Inc.

Accurate three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, and systems using, inter alia, a controller that regulates formation of at least one 3d object (e.g., in real time during the 3d printing); and a non-transitory computer-readable medium facilitating the same. For example, a controller that regulates a deformation of at least a portion of the 3d object.
Velo3d, Inc.

Accurate three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, and systems using, inter alia, a controller that regulates formation of at least one 3d object (e.g., in real time during the 3d printing); and a non-transitory computer-readable medium facilitating the same. For example, a controller that regulates a deformation of at least a portion of the 3d object.
Velo3d, Inc.

Intelligent insole

An intelligent insole is provided. The intelligent insole includes an insole body, a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, a humidity sensor and a signal collector.
National Tsing Hua University

Method of manufacturing spray-on footwear

A method is provided for making footwear utilizing a spray-on material. The method can include spraying a spray-on fabric onto surfaces of a three dimensional last.
Wolverine Outdoors, Inc.

Features to improve 3d print and assembly machines

This invention describes several mechanisms that increase the value and usability of 3d printing and assembly machines.. .

Polylactic acid resin composition for 3d printing

A polylactic acid resin composition, which comprises: a hard segment containing a polylactic acid repeat unit; and a soft segment containing a polyurethane polyol repeat unit in which polyether-based polyol repeat units are linearly connected to each other via a urethane linkage, can be processed at low temperatures and at high rates, has a high solidification rate, and is eco-friendly, due to a low melting point thereof, and thus is useful for 3d printing.. .
Sk Chemicals Co., Ltd.

Lighting optics for luminaires

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for forming illumination affects through the use differing material disposed around various light sources. In some embodiments led light sources are used.

3d printer and 3d printing method

The present invention discloses a 3d printer, comprising a printing chamber, and the printing chamber comprises a printing assembly and a loading platform inside, and the printing assembly is located above the loading platform, and the printing assembly comprises a printing support and a printing head assembly and a curing lamp assembly connected on the printing support, and the printing support is moved along a printing direction, and in the printing direction, the printing head assembly is in front of the curing lamp assembly, and the printing head assembly comprises a main printing head of printing a model mainbody and a sub printing head of printing support material, and material of the model mainbody is photosensitive resin, and a printing temperature inside the printing chamber is lower than a solidification temperature of the support material, and the support material is solidified at the printing temperature.. .
Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd

Method and system for proactive heating-based crack prevention in 3d printing

A computer program product for proactive heating-based crack preventing in three-dimensional printing is provided. The computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith.
International Business Machines Corporation

Wear resistance in 3d printing of composites

A three dimensional printer which prints at using at least one composite material having an inherently abrasive filler or fiber material has a mohs hardness greater than substantially 1, or a knoop/vickers hardness greater than substantially 300 kg/mm2, or a rockwell c hardness at least c30, and where a nozzle tip may contact a top surface of a previously deposited line of material may have a nozzle body includes a material having a thermal conductivity at least 35 w/m-k to conduct heat to the nozzle, and a nozzle throat and/or nozzle tip each include a material having a rockwell c hardness at least c40, to resist wear from sliding contact of the nozzle tip with the previously deposited lines of the material being printed or another previously deposited material, or from the material being printed as it is printed through the nozzle throat.. .
Markforged, Inc.

3d printing system

A 3d printing system comprises: a digital micro-mirror device (dmd) mobile device (1); a light source (3), fixed on said dmd mobile device (1) for emitting ultraviolet light, blue light or visible light; multiple dmds (2) carried on the dmd mobile device (1) for receiving the ultraviolet light, blue light or visible light emitted by the light source (3) and generating 3d object section light; a lens (4) for receiving the 3d object section light reflected by the dmds (2) and refracting and amplifying the 3d object section light; a material box (5) for containing and providing printing materials; a workbench (6), wherein the 3d object section light refracted by the lens irradiates the printing materials provided by the material box (5) to solidify the printing materials into a 3d object carried on the workbench (6); and a lifting device (7) for lifting the workbench (6). By changing a system structure and moving an original dmd or splicing multiple dmds, the 3d printing system of the present invention flexibly prints a 3d printing object having a larger sectional area and a constant dpi..
Institute Of Automation Chinese Academy Of Sciences

Method of manufacturing an ultrasound system

An ultrasound therapy system is provided that can include any number of features. In some embodiments, the custom transducer housings can be manufactured using a rapid-prototyping method to arrange a plurality of single-element, substantially flat transducers to share a common focal point.

Load-bearing composite panels, materials, products, and processes to make and use same

Load-bearing composite panels, materials, and products made by surrounding with a long fiber and/or fiber cloth reinforced polyurethane resin, an assembly containing one or more load-bearing members, graphene, a structural polyurethane/resin sandwich composite and/or spider silk protein fiber-cloth-continuous fibers. The composite structures can provide stronger, lighter-weight structural items such as vehicle floor and body panels, bullet-proof anti-ballistic panel products, vehicle bullet-proof anti-ballistic body panel structures and floors, bullet-proof vests, vehicle chassis, monocoque chassis, motor homes chassis-bodies, fuselage floors and frames for aircraft and/or uav's, bicycle and motorcycle frames, wind turbine blades frames and structures, ship or boat haul body structures, shipment containers, pre-fabricated walls of buildings, train structure body or floor panels, solar panel supports, battery housings, mobile home walls, roof modules, truck beds, and truck trailer floors.

Three-dimensional (3d) printing method

In a 3d printing method, a sinterable material is applied and heated to a temperature ranging from about 50° c. To about 400° c.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Double-walled pipe element and producing a double-walled pipe element

A pipe element suitable for use in a fuel system of an aircraft comprises an inner pipe and an outer pipe sealingly surrounding the inner pipe and connected to the inner pipe. The pipe element is constructed in one piece and is produced by a 3d printing process..
Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh

Three dimensional printing of bio-ink compositions

3d printing of biopolymer-based inks provides for manufacturing a broad range of products with desirable properties. A print nozzle may be charged to form a cone-shaped ink droplet to result in increased resolution, more reliable contact with irregular surfaces, and a mechanism to control contacting the ink to the print surface..
Tufts University

Multi-modality image fusion for 3d printing of organ morphology and physiology

A system and method for multi-modality fusion for 3d printing of a patient-specific organ model is disclosed. A plurality of medical images of a target organ of a patient from different medical imaging modalities are fused.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

Methods and 3d printed hydrogel materials

There is provided a 3d printing system, methods, and materials for the 3d printing of objects that include a cured hydrogel material, an uncured hydrogel material, and a support material. The cured hydrogel material may define a scaffold for organs or other biological structures.
3d Systems, Inc.

Inline insert molded filter assembly

A filter assembly includes a filter housing configured as a singular unitary component defining a fluid flow passage through the filter assembly. A filter element is fixed within the housing and spaced apart from both ends of the filter housing to filter a fluid as the fluid flows through the filter housing.
Parker-hannifin Corporation

Method for quickly full-scale analyzing and designing the processing parameters and deposit strategy on temperature field for 3d printing/additive manufacturing

A method of modelling and simulating the full-scale temperature distribution, temperature gradient and cooling rate for 3d printing (additive manufacturing) a part or multi-parts throughout the additive manufacturing procedure on the basis of layerwise block technique is disclosed and claimed. The method enables to model the deposition part(s) with the various profiles as multi-different blocks by introducing the multi-blocks model and then reduce the 3d simulation problem to a 2d simulation problem by laminated block approach.

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.

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

Build materials having a metallic appearance for 3d printing

In one aspect, composite build materials for use with a 3d printing system are described herein. In some embodiments, a composite build material described herein comprises a carrier ink comprising a curable material; and pigment particles dispersed in the carrier ink, wherein the pigment particles comprise mica.
3d Systems, Inc.

Apparatus and methods for printing three dimensional objects

3d printing apparatus and methods involving a reservoir configured to store at least one photopolymer material for printing three-dimensional objects, a material dispensing head in fluid connection with the reservoir, one or more peristaltic pump(s) controlling transport of material from the reservoir to the material dispensing head, a control system controlling operation of the peristaltic pump(s), and a radiation source for curing the material. Pulsatility of the flow output from said peristaltic pump(s) is smoothed using a compensation procedure..
Auckland Uniservices Limited

Finishing system for 3d printed components

Finishing system for a 3d printed object involves applying a film to an outer surface of the object in order to hide surface artifacts associated with the 3d printing process that created the object.. .
3m Innovative Properties Company

Dynamic polymer material for 3d printing

A polymer network for 3d printing has a first polymer and a second polymer. The first polymer and the second polymer are crosslinked by a photo-crosslink.
International Business Machines Corporation

Resin formulations for polymer-derived ceramic materials

This disclosure enables direct 3d printing of preceramic polymers, which can be converted to fully dense ceramics. Some variations provide a preceramic resin formulation comprising a molecule with two or more c═x double bonds or c≡x triple bonds, wherein x is selected from c, s, n, or o, and wherein the molecule further comprises at least one non-carbon atom selected from si, b, al, ti, zn, p, ge, s, n, or o; a photoinitiator; a free-radical inhibitor; and a 3d-printing resolution agent.
Hrl Laboratories, Llc

One-piece fascia with integrated energy absorber

One-piece, integrated vehicle fascia and energy absorbers and methods of forming the same are disclosed. The one-piece vehicle fascia may include a fascia body and an energy absorber integrally formed with the fascia body.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

3d printing method and apparatus

A printing apparatus is for printing a three-dimensional component. The apparatus has an operative surface, an energy source for emitting an energy beam onto the operative surface, at least one supply tube for dispensing powder onto the operative surface and charging means for electrostatically charging the powder and operative surface.
Aurora Labs Limited

Producing a tooth model for clinic practice

A producing method of a tooth model for clinic practice having steps of: obtaining a tooth data, wherein the tooth data comprises inner and outer appearance and size of a real tooth; 3d printing a semi-finished tooth model according to the tooth data by using a first material and a second material, the first and second material is cured by light when 3d printing; wherein the semi-finished tooth model has a tooth body, a tooth pulp portion and a sacrificial portion; the tooth body is covered by the sacrificial portion and the tooth pulp portion is covered by the tooth body; the tooth body and the tooth pulp portion having a crown part at the top and a least one root part at the bottom of the semi-finished tooth model; the tooth pulp portion is in tube shape which is gradually contracted from the crown part to the root part; the tooth body is printed by using the first material and the tooth pulp portion and the sacrificial portion are printed by using the second material; the first material has greater mechanical property than the second material; removing the sacrificial portion and the tooth body exposing from the semi-finished tooth model; and depositing a third material outside the crown part of the tooth body to form an enamel layer, wherein the third material has greater mechanical property than the first material.. .

Method for making hybrid ceramic/metal, ceramic/ceramic body by using 3d printing process

This invention relates to a product and a method of preparing ceramic and/or ceramic hybrid materials through the construction of a printed die. The printed die being made by three dimensional printing or additive manufacturing processes possesses both an external geometry and an internal geometry..
General Electric Company

Cooperative manufacturing using mobile machines

An embodiment of a computer implemented method of manufacturing an object includes receiving instructions to manufacture an object by a three-dimensional (3d) printing operation, determining a manufacturing plan for performing the 3d printing operation, the manufacturing plan prescribing a plurality of operational stages to be performed cooperatively by a plurality of independently operable mobile machines, providing instructions to the plurality of mobile machines, each of the plurality of mobile machines configured to perform at least one of the plurality of operational stages, and manufacturing the object by the plurality of mobile machines according to the manufacturing plan.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Multi-material extruder and extrusion three-dimensional (3d) printing

There is disclosed a multi-material extruder and extrusion method for 3d printing, and more particularly to an apparatus and method that is adapted to extrude a wide range of materials for printing 3d structures. In an aspect, the apparatus comprises a frame adapted to receive a removable syringe or cartridge with a depressible piston in an extended position, the syringe or cartridge containing material to be extruded.
Structur3d Printing Incorporated

Cooperative manufacturing using mobile machines

An embodiment of a computer program product for manufacturing an object includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for performing a method. The method includes receiving instructions to manufacture an object by a three-dimensional (3d) printing operation; determining a manufacturing plan for performing the 3d printing operation, the manufacturing plan prescribing a plurality of operational stages to be performed cooperatively by a plurality of independently operable mobile machines, providing instructions to the plurality of mobile machines, each of the plurality of mobile machines configured to perform at least one of the plurality of operational stages, and manufacturing the object by the plurality of mobile machines according to the manufacturing plan..
International Business Machines Corporation

3d printing

A system and method for selective laser fusing of a 3d part is disclosed. The system may comprise a platform, a gantry, a dispenser, a first press, a laser configured to emit a laser beam onto powdered material, a positive pressure chamber at least partially surrounding the laser, and a controller.
Caterpillar Inc.

Multi-drone based three-dimensional printing

Approaches presented herein enable forming a 3d object with a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (uav), also known as “drones”, configured to carry and deposit 3d printing material, and to fly to a depositing location (e.g., fly, hover, or land) to print a 3d object. Specifically, at a central controller, a set of specifications for a 3d object to be printed are obtained.
International Business Machines Corporation

Materials and formulations for three-dimensional printing

Implementations described herein generally relate to additive manufacturing. More particularly, implementations disclosed herein relate to formulations and processes for forming articles via a three-dimensional printing (or 3d printing) process.
Applied Materials, 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.

Personalizing products with social collaboration

In current systems, only one consumer can personalize a product using a single session or at a single device (e.g., a computer, mobile device). In an embodiment, a method includes providing, at a user device via a network, a user interface displaying a three-dimensional (3d) model of a consumer product selected by a user.
Dassault Systemes

Circuit board for hf applications including an integrated broadband antenna

A circuit board includes a substantially planar component carrier and a microstrip which is applied to a surface of the component carrier. The microstrip extends towards a connection transition which is arranged on a lateral edge of the component carrier.
Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh

Method and system for rotational 3d printing

A system for three-dimensional printing is disclosed. The system comprises: a rotary tray configured to rotate about a vertical axis; a printing head, each having a plurality of separated nozzles; and a controller configured for controlling the inkjet printing head to dispense, during the rotation, droplets of building material in layers, such as to print a three-dimensional object on the tray..
Stratasys Ltd.

3d printing device for producing a spatially extended product

3d printing device for producing a spatially extended product, with at least one laser light source from which a laser radiation (1, 1′, 1″) can emerge, a working area (4) to which a starting material to be exposed to laser radiation (1, 1′, 1″) is supplied, wherein the working area (4) is arranged in the 3d printing device such that the laser radiation (1, 1′, 1″) is incident on the working area (4), and scanning arrangements designed in particular as movable mirrors (2, 12, 13), wherein the scanning arrangements are able to supply the laser radiation (1, 1′, 1″) specifically to desired locations in the working area (4), wherein the at least one laser light source is designed in such a way that during operation of the device, a plurality of mutually spaced-apart points of incidence or areas of incidence of the laser radiation are generated on the working area (4).. .
Lilas Gmbh

3d printing device for producing a spatially extended product

A 3d printing device for producing a spatially extended product, having at least one first laser light source (1) from which a first laser radiation (2) emerges, a working area (4) to which starting material for the 3d printing to which laser radiation (2) is applied or supplied, wherein the working area (4) is arranged in the 3d printing device such that the laser radiation (2) is incident on the working area (4), scanning arrangements (3, 7) which are designed in particular as movable mirrors, wherein the scanning arrangements are capable of supplying the laser radiation intentionally to specific locations in the working area (4), and arrangements for preheating the starting material in the working area, wherein the arrangements for preheating include at least one second laser light source (5) from which a second laser radiation (6) emerges.. .
Lilas Gmbh

Filament for 3d printing and producing crystalline soft resin molded article

The crystallization peak observed during cooling at 10° c./min has a half-value temperature width of 10 to 30° c.. .

Method and 3d printing by selective sintering

A system (100) for building a three dimensional object includes a powder delivery station (10) for applying a layer of powder material on a building tray (200), a digital printing station (30) for printing a mask pattern on the layer, a sintering station (50) for selectively sintering the portion of the layer that is defined by the mask to be sintered and a stage (250) for repeatedly advancing the building tray (200) to each of the powder delivery station, digital printing station and sintering station to build a plurality of layers that together form the three dimensional object. The mask pattern defines a negative portion of the layer to be sintered.
Stratasys Ltd.

Implant comprising nonbiologic portion and biologic portion

In one aspect, an implant for replacing subject tissue includes a nonbiologic portion and a biologic portion grown on the nonbiologic portion. The biologic portion may be grown on the nonbiologic portion before being implanted in the subject.
P Tech, Llc

3d printing system

A 3d printing system is disclosed. The 3d printing system has a print head and a positioning platform.
Te Connectivity Corporation

Skillful three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure various apparatuses, and systems for 3d printing. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, software and systems for a step and repeat energy irradiation process; controlling material characteristics and/or deformation of the 3d object; reducing deformation in a printed 3d object; and planarizing a material bed..
Velo3d, Inc.

Skillful three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure various apparatuses, and systems for 3d printing. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, software and systems for a step and repeat energy irradiation process; controlling material characteristics and/or deformation of the 3d object; reducing deformation in a printed 3d object; and planarizing a material bed..
Velo3d, Inc.

Skillful three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure various apparatuses, and systems for 3d printing. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, software and systems for a step and repeat energy irradiation process; controlling material characteristics and/or deformation of the 3d object; reducing deformation in a printed 3d object; and planarizing a material bed..
Velo3d, Inc.

Skillful three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure various apparatuses, and systems for 3d printing. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, software and systems for a step and repeat energy irradiation process; controlling material characteristics and/or deformation of the 3d object; reducing deformation in a printed 3d object; and planarizing a material bed..
Velo3d, Inc.

Skillful three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure various apparatuses, and systems for 3d printing. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3d) printing methods, apparatuses, software and systems for a step and repeat energy irradiation process; controlling material characteristics and/or deformation of the 3d object; reducing deformation in a printed 3d object; and planarizing a material bed..
Velo3d, Inc.

Devices embedded smart shoes

The embodiments disclose a new type of smart shoe with sensor device embedded. The electron signals are collected from the sensors located at the acupuncture points.

Three dimensional printing for consumers

A scan of a space is performed to obtain a three-dimensional model. An entity, such as a user, pet, or other object may be scanned separately to obtain an entity model.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

3d printing method using slip

The invention relates to a 3d printing method, a device and molded parts produced with the aid of this method.. .
Voxeljet Ag

Device and 3d printing with long-fiber reinforcement

A process and device for 3d printing parts incorporating long-fiber reinforcements in an advanced composite material is disclosed. A nozzle for a 3d printing device receives a polymer material and a reinforcing fiber through separate inlets.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Interior trim components with integrated electrical wiring

An interior trim component configured for use in a vehicle including a housing formed of a dielectric material and an electrical conductor encased within the housing being surrounded by and in intimate contact with the dielectric material forming the housing. The electrical conductor defines two exposed contact points.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.

Method and device for producing three-dimensional components with the aid of an overfeed sensor

The invention relates to a 3d printing method and, in particular, a device and a method for setting an overfeed.. .
Voxeljet Ag

3d printer and 3d printing method

In a 3d printer (1), an inkjet head (10) is controlled such that, if a color tone that is expressed by mixing equal amounts of two or three colors of three color components is to be realized, an ink that corresponds to that color tone is used as a colored ink, and the height of an ink layer of the colored ink per unit area of a discharge target surface is supplemented with a supplementary ink so as to reach a predetermined height.. .
Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.

Computational model and three-dimensional (3d) printing methods

In a computational modeling method for identifying how to apply a modifying agent during a three-dimensional (3d) printing method, a thermal diffusion model of a layer of a 3d object to be formed from a portion of a sinterable material using the 3d printing method is created. The thermal diffusion model is created by a computer running computer readable instructions stored on a non-transitory, tangible computer readable storage medium.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

3d printing device and imaging system thereof

Embodiments of the invention provide a 3d printing device and an imaging system thereof. The imaging system comprises a display panel having a plurality of pixels, a storage apparatus for storing a liquid light curable material, and a control component for controlling the display panel to performing imaging.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Three dimensional printing method and apparatus using the same

A 3d printing method and apparatus using the same are provided. The printing method includes: generating a two-dimensional layer information related with multiple layer objects of a three-dimensional object according to a three-dimensional model information, whereas the three-dimensional object has a forming part and an object embedded part; analyzing the two-dimensional layer information to identify a forming region and an object embedded region within each of the layer objects, whereas the forming regions constitute the forming part and the object embedded regions constitute the object embedded part; selecting at least one section of the three-dimensional object as a separation plane; printing the layer objects, layer by layer, with a forming material and a supporting material, to coat the forming material onto the forming region without overlapping with the separation plane, and coat the supporting material onto the forming region overlapping with the separation plane and the object embedded region..
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.

Method of manufacturing extruded objects to increase production speed

A 3d printing apparatus, wherein the apparatus is configured to use a build material to form a peripheral wall in a plurality of layers, the combined plurality of layers having a first height, and to form an infill section within the peripheral wall, wherein said infill section is formed comprising a single layer and having a second height equal to the first height of the peripheral wall.. .

Inserting inhibitor to create part boundary isolation during 3d printing

A 3d printing system may print a desired 3d object. A fusible powder may fuse when subjected to a fusing condition.
University Of Southern California

Method, apparatus and formulation for an interpenetrating network polymer

An alginate-polyacrylamide ipn hydrogel formulation for 3d printing using a dual syringe system where the components that initiate polymerization of each network remain separated until printing. The dual syringe system may use a single motor and mixing head to combine both parts of the hydrogel formulation for controlled polymerization of the material.

Three-dimensional printer with independently movable printer robot

A three dimensional (3d) printer comprises at least one printer robot, and each of the at least one printer robot comprises a printer head used for printing out printing material to execute 3d printing commands, a locator being capable of sensing a position of the printer head, and a processor being data communicable with the printer head and the locator. The processor is used for receiving the 3d printing commands wirelessly, retrieving the sensed position of the printer head from the locator, and controlling the printer head to adjust the position of the printer head for printing out the printing material based on the received 3d printing commands.

Method and three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure generally relates to method and apparatuses for 3d printing. The apparatuses include a stationary workpiece stage and an optics assembly adapted to direct laser energy to different locations on the workpiece stage.

3d printing pen

A three-dimensional printing pen includes a barrel open on a first end and having an opening for receiving a melt-substrate on a second end, opposite to the first end. A nozzle is configured to receive and melt said melt-substrate and arranged to be connected to the first open end of the barrel the pen further includes a channel inside the barrel with a first opening adjacent and aligned with the opening in the barrel for receiving said melt-substrate and a second opening, opposite to said first opening, adjacent to the nozzle.

High temperature additive manufacturing print head

A system of 3d printing using a high temperature 3d print head that functions as a “modified ink jet” printer. The print head has the ability to print high temperature material such as metal, silicon carbide, and other high temperature material as opposed to inks or plastics.

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.

Sinterable feedstock for use in 3d printing devices

The present invention relates to a filament suitable to be used in a 3d printing device, wherein the filament comprises a metal and/or ceramic powder, a thermoplastic binder and additives. The invention also relates to a process for producing a shaped body comprising the step of printing a shaped green body using the filament according to the invention.

Integrated multicomponent dispensing system and associated methods

An integrated multicomponent dispensing system for use with a fluid dispenser and associated methods of manufacture, such as by 3d printing are provided. The system includes a cartridge including first and second cylinders having first and second chambers for storing first and second fluid components, respectively, and first and second fluid outlets.

In vivo live 3d printing of regenerative bone healing scaffolds for rapid fracture healing

Bio-inks and methods of using compositions comprising the bio-inks are disclosed. 3-d tissue repair and regeneration through precise and specific formation of biodegradable tissue scaffolds in a tissue site using the bio-inks are also provided.

Cotton fiber dissolution and regeneration and 3d printing of cellulose based conductive composites

The present invention includes composition and methods for a core matrix comprising a dissolved cellulose fiber of, e.g., high molecular weight (dp>5000) or microcrystalline cellulose of low molecular weight (dp: 150-300), printed into a two or three dimensional pattern; a conductive material comprising a carbon nanotube or graphene oxide disposed on or about the cellulose fiber or microcrystalline cellulose; and an enhancer or stabilizer that stabilizes the dissolved cellulose or microcrystalline cellulose disrupted during a printing process, wherein the conductive material and the cellulose or microcrystalline cellulose forms one or more features in or on the cellulose fiber or microcrystalline cellulose.. .
Texas Tech University System

Color-based geometric feature enhancement for 3d models

Local color information in a 3d mesh is used to enhance fine geometric features such as those in embroidered clothes for 3d printing. In some implementations, vertex color information is used to detect edges and to enhance geometry.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Emulsion stereolithography and 3d printing of multimaterials and nanoscale material gradients

A functionally graded material is formed by pipetting individual micro-or-nano-litter droplets with a variety of materials including multi-nanostructured material (nanowires, carbon nanotubes, enzymes, multi-element and/or multi-color, multi-biomolecules) and uv polymerization of the flat hydrogel meniscus surface formed at the carrier fluid interface. After step-by-step droplet pipetting and subsequent layer-by-layer uv polymerization via a digital mask, the complete fabricated part without supporting layers is taken out of the carrier fluid while the un-cured micro-litter residue is conveniently suctioned out of the carrier fluid..
Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc

Techniques for combining cmp process tracking data with 3d printed cmp consumables

Chemical mechanical polishing (cmp) apparatus and methods for manufacturing cmp apparatus are provided herein. Cmp apparatus may include polishing pads, polishing head retaining rings, and polishing head membranes, among others, and the cmp apparatus may be manufactured via additive manufacturing processes, such as three dimensional (3d) printing processes.
Applied Materials, Inc.

2d image processing for extrusion into 3d objects

Techniques are described for transforming image data, such as two dimensional (2d) or partial 3d image data (image data), into a 3d model. Upon receiving image data including color information, the image data may be segmented into a plurality of segments using the color information.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Composition for inducing direct transdifferentiation of somatic cell into vascular progenitor cell, and use thereof

The present invention relates to a composition for inducing direct transdifferentiation of a somatic cell into a vascular progenitor cell and a use thereof and, more specifically, to a composition for inducing direct transdifferentiation of a somatic cell into a vascular progenitor cell, a pharmaceutical composition for the prevention or treatment of ischemic vascular diseases, a cell therapeutic agent for the prevention or treatment of ischemic vascular diseases, a composition for screening a therapeutic drug for ischemic vascular diseases, a 3d printing biological material composition for the production of an artificial tissue for the treatment of ischemic vascular diseases, and a method for direct transdifferentiation of a somatic cell into a vascular progenitor cell. By producing a vascular progenitor cell by direct transdifferentiation of a somatic cell according to the present invention, it is possible to reduce the production period of the vascular progenitor cell and to avoid the formation of teratoma, which is a side effect of an induced pluripotent stem cell, thereby minimizing the side effects of a stem cell therapeutic agent.
Unist(ulsan National Institute Of Science And Techology)

Water soluble ink-jet composition for 3d printing

A material composition, which may be a support material, for three-dimensional (3d) inkjet printing is disclosed. The material composition may comprise a glycol polymer, a low molecular weight polar substance and a surface-active agent.
Stratasys Ltd.

Method and sterilized 3d printing

An instrument produces clean and/or sterile products or compounds. The instrument includes a housing defining a clean interior.
Vitae Industries, Inc.

Three-way authentication apparatus and method in cloud environment and 3d printing apparatus and method using three-way authentication in cloud environment

Disclosed herein are a three-way authentication apparatus and method in a cloud environment. The three-way authentication method in a cloud environment includes performing, by a control device and a service device, mutual authentication through an if-1 interface, performing, by the control device and a function server, mutual authentication through an if-2 interface, requesting, by the control device, the function server to issue an authentication token for authentication between the service device and the function server, and delivering an authentication token issued by the function server to the service device, and performing, by the service device, mutual authentication with the function server using the delivered authentication token through an if-3 interface..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Method for manufacturing induction coil assembly

A method for manufacturing an induction coil assembly is disclosed. The method includes preparing a computer aided design (cad) model of an induction coil.
Caterpillar Inc.

Biocompatible inks for 3d printing

In one aspect, inks for use with a three-dimensional printing system are described herein. In some embodiments, an ink described herein comprises 10-60 wt.
3d Systems, Incorporated

3d printing material encoding

3d printing material blends (110) are disclosed configured to be used in a 3d printer. The 3d printing material blends comprise a 3d printing material portion and a magnetic nanoparticle portion (s1, s2, s3, s4).
Das-nano, S.l.

3d printing system and 3d printing control method

A 3d printing system and a 3d printing control method are provided. The 3d printing system comprises: a main controller configured to identify a 3d printer and output a print file suitable for the 3d printer, the main controller comprising: a main control unit configured to identify the 3d printer, and generate the print file suitable for the 3d printer according to a three dimensional model; and a first wireless transmission unit; and a printing transmitter configured to communicate with the first wireless transmission unit and control the 3d printer to print, the printing transmitter comprising: a second wireless transmission unit connected to the main controller by wireless; a transmission control unit configured to control the 3d printer to print according to the print file; and a printing connection unit configured to be connected to the 3d printer..
Shenzhen Longer 3d Technology Co., Ltd.

3d printing method

A 3d printing method comprises accessing to a 3d printer; identifying a printing technique type of the 3d printer; identifying a specific model number of the 3d printer; generating a design printing mode of the 3d printer according to the identified printing technique type and specific model number; acquiring a three dimensional model; generating a print file in the design printing mode according to the three dimensional model.. .
Shenzhen Longer 3d Technology Co., Ltd.

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

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, 3d printing system, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus includes a first acquiring unit capable of acquiring images of a plurality of view points, a second acquiring unit configured to acquire shape information of an object based on the images of a plurality of view points acquired by the first acquiring unit, a third acquiring unit configured to acquire material appearance information of the object based on a distribution of reflected light of the object obtainable from the images of a plurality of view points acquired by the first acquiring unit, and a generating unit configured to generate a file including the shape information of the object, the material appearance information of the object, and the images of a plurality of view points, acquired by the first to third acquiring units.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Utilizing depth from ultrasound volume rendering for 3d printing

Systems and methods are provided for utilizing depth from volume rendering for 3d printing. Three-dimensional (3d) mesh data may be generated based on one or more volume rendered images and/or volumetric datasets corresponding thereto, obtained during medical imaging (e.g., based on echo ultrasound signals during ultrasound imaging).
General Electric Company

Automated prototype creation based on analytics and 3d printing

Using an analytical model, a problem related to a product is identified from a collection of report data, the product being a three dimensional (3d) solid having a shape and produced from a manufacturing process. The problem is correlated with a set of factors.
International Business Machines Corporation

Utilizing depth from ultrasound volume rendering for 3d printing

Various embodiments include systems and methods for utilizing depth from ultrasound volume rendering for 3d printing. Volumetric ultrasound dataset may be generated, based on echo ultrasound signals, and one or more volume rendered ultrasound images, based on the volumetric ultrasound dataset, may be displayed.
General Electric Company

Method and device for 3d printing using temperature-controlled processing

The invention relates to a method for producing 3d components, particulate material being applied in layers to a building platform in a closed build space and printing fluid being selectively applied, and these steps being repeated until a three-dimensional component is obtained, the relative humidity or the relative solvent concentration in the atmosphere in the build space being set to a selected value, and/or the temperature in the build space being set to a selected temperature.. .
Voxeljet Ag

Methods and computer-assisted spray foam fabrication

In exemplary implementations of this invention, a nozzle sprays foam, layer by layer, to fabricate a fabricated object according to a cad model, and a subtractive fabrication tool removes material from the fabricated object according to a cad model. The fabricated object comprises a mold or an interior form.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Methods and computer-assisted spray foam fabrication

In exemplary implementations of this invention, a nozzle sprays foam, layer by layer, to fabricate a fabricated object according to a cad model, and a subtractive fabrication tool removes material from the fabricated object according to a cad model. The fabricated object comprises a mold or an interior form.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Three-dimensioanl printing method and three-dimensional printing apparatus thereof

A 3d printing method and a 3d printing apparatus using the same are provided. The method includes following steps.
Cal-comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited

Hybrid shell for hearing aid

A method is a described for constructing a hearing aid shell that comprises a combination of hard and soft materials. In one embodiment, 3d printing is combined with conventional mold/casting methods so that a first shell portion made of a hard material and a mold for a second shell portion are 3d printed.

3d model generation from map data

Methods and systems are described for generating a three dimensional (3d) model from map data, for example, for 3d printing, 3d virtualization, etc. In one aspect, a method for generating a 3d model may include obtaining map data corresponding to an area or volume, for example, based on a selection of an area of a map.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Closed loop 3d printing

To better control part quality of 3d printed parts, the temperature of an extruder filament using a secondary heat source is provided. A heat source, such as an infrared heat source, can be used to heat the filament of a 3d printer to the optimum temperature that will enhance welding of the filament to a substrate that it is being printed on or to.
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Space-saving suitcase handle assemblies

A space-saving suitcase assembly comprising a plurality of telescoping tubes, the plurality of telescoping tubes including a base tube and a top tube; a handle connected to the top tube; a release button positioned on the handle; the suitcase having a top side, a front side, a back side, a left side, a right side, and a bottom side creating a perimeter surface and an internal volume, a modular stabilizing element made from a rigid material, the modular stabilizing element affixed to the top side via mounting hardware; the base tube connected to the modular stabilizing element providing support to the plurality of telescoping tubes. The modular stabilizing element, the top of the suitcase, or the entire suitcase with modular stabilizing element and base tube and telescoping handles may be manufactured as one unit by injection molding, cnc machining, or 3d additive manufacturing (3d printing), or other manufacturing process..
Biogenesys, Inc.

Color shift pigments for three-dimensional printing

Materials for use in 3d printing comprising a color shift pigment that change colors when viewed at different angles. More specifically, the materials comprise a color shift pigment being a silicon oxide core with metal oxide shell disposed thereon and a polymeric component..
Xerox Corporation

Ready-to-print cells and integrated devices

Disclosed herein are compositions, devices, and methods that provide cellular materials in ready to use formats for experimental, therapeutic, and tissue engineering protocols. For example, compositions containing frozen or non-frozen cell present as aggregates are disclosed.
Roosterbio, Inc.

3d printing portal for crowd-sourced designs

A method includes receiving a design file in a first format at a computer-based system, wherein the design file is indicative of a structural design. The method includes categorizing the structural design into a first category based on at least a structure type associated with the structural design.
Caterpillar Inc.

Method and system for variable data printing in a 3d print system

A method of producing a variable data design file for use in production of personalized copies of a reference 3d object may include receiving a plurality of fixed structural parameters for a reference object and receiving information for creation of a plurality of variable structural parameters corresponding to variable data regions on the reference 3d object. The method may include using the plurality of fixed structural parameters to develop an instruction set configured to cause a 3d printing device to form a 3d object that exhibits the plurality of fixed structural parameters; and including, in the instruction set, instructions for creating the plurality of variable structural parameters based on the received information that will cause the 3d printing device to render at least one of the plurality of variable data regions in the 3d object, wherein the variable data region differs from a corresponding region of the reference 3d object..
Xerox Corporation

3d printing device and method

The disclosure relates to a 3d printing device and printing method. The 3d printing device comprises: a liquid storage tank for holding a liquid photo polymerizable material; a liquid crystal display screen; a light source system, the light from the light source system transmits through the liquid crystal display screen to the liquid photo polymerizable material; a lifter pallet disposed in the liquid storage tank, the lower surface of the lifter pallet and the bottom of the liquid storage tank form a cavity, the liquid photo polymerizable material flows into the cavity along with the upward movement of the lifter pallet; a display control device for driving the liquid crystal display screen, the light source system and the lifter pallet respectively.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Method of making cermet or cemented carbide powder

A method of making a powder of dense and spherically shaped cemented carbide or cermet granules and a powder produced by the method is provided. The powder made according to the present method can be used in additive manufacturing such as 3d printing by the binder jetting technique.
Sandvik Intelectual Property Ab

Composition of orthopedic knee implant and the manufacture thereof

The present invention discloses a composition of a knee implant comprising biomaterials such as combination of ti—nb—zr alloy and tantalum to support osseointegration. The present invention further discloses a method of manufacturing customized patient-specific knee implant using 3d printing technology to suit the patient.

Techniques for approximating three-dimensional curves using foldable beams

In one embodiment of the present invention, a foldable beam generator produces a foldable beam polyline that approximates a three-dimensional (3d) space curve. The foldable beam generator optimizes the number and position of joints included in the foldable beam polyline to minimize differences between the foldable beam polyline and the 3d space curve while complying with one or more manufacturing constraints.
Autodesk, Inc

Systems and microplasma-based three-dimensional printing

Systems and methods are described for using microplasmas in 3d printing to deposit materials, remove materials, or modify the properties of materials deposited on a given substrate surface. The resulting microplasma-based 3d printing enables the integration of different types of materials into the same 3d printed structure that is not possible with current technology..
Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University

Ink composition for powder bed and inkjet head 3d printing

The present invention relates to an ink composition containing a multifunctional adhesive suitable for a three-dimensional (3d) printer and the use thereof. The multifunctional adhesive of the present invention contains a compound with a catechol group and exhibits excellent adhesion to various materials (e.g.
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

Support material and applications thereof

In one aspect, support materials operable for use in 3d printing systems are described herein. In some embodiments, a support material comprises a wax component comprising at least one ethoxylated fatty alcohol and a viscosity modifying agent, wherein the support material is water dispersible.
3d Systems, Incorporated

Method and 3d printing of object larger than printing area

A method for 3d printing of an object that is larger than the printing area of a 3d printer and a device using the method. The 3d printing method includes receiving 3d mesh data of the object, determining whether the 3d mesh data is included in the printing area of the 3d printer, generating partitioned mesh objects by partitioning the 3d mesh data if the 3d mesh data is not included in the printing area of the 3d printer, forming a connector for connecting the partitioned mesh objects, arranging the partitioned mesh objects in the printing area, and printing the arranged partitioned mesh objects in 3d..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Extrusion nozzles, methods, and systems for three-dimensional printing

Technologies are generally described for an extrusion nozzle of a 3d printing system that allows deposition and rapid solidification of a resin layer on a non-uniform substrate surface in order to form a 3d printed article of various shape and size. The extrusion nozzle may include a center tube that facilitates a flow of resin through the center tube to deposit the resin layer on the substrate surface.
Empire Technology Development Llc

3d multifunctional device with 3d scanning function and 3d printing function and operation method thereof

A 3d multifunctional device in which a 3d printer and a 3d scanner are combined and a method for operating the device. The 3d multifunctional device includes a printing unit that includes a nozzle for ejecting material for 3d printing, a scanning unit that includes a light radiation module for radiating light to an object to be scanned and a camera for capturing an image of the object, a head unit for moving the printing unit and the scanning unit in x-axis and y-axis directions, a bed plate on which the object to be scanned is located or the ejected material is deposited, the bed plate moving in a z-axis direction, and a control unit for setting a function by selecting 3d scanning or 3d printing, controlling the scanning unit or the printing unit, and controlling the movements of the head unit and bed plate..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Color-based depth smoothing of scanned 3d model to enhance geometry in 3d printing

Methods and systems for correcting depth irregularities in a three-dimensional scanned model. In particular, one or more embodiments obtain depth data and color data for an object using a depth scanner and a color scanner, respectively.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Composition for inducing direct transdifferentiation into oligodendrocyte progenitor cells from somatic cells and use thereof

The present invention relates to a composition for inducing direct transdifferentiation into oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (opcs) from somatic cells, the composition containing at least one protein selected from the group consisting of direct transdifferentiation factors oct4, sox1, sox2, sox10, olig2, nkx2.2, and nkx6.2, a nucleic acid molecule coding the protein, or a vector including the nucleic acid molecule introduced thereinto; a pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating spinal cord injuries or demyelination diseases; a cell therapy agent for preventing or treating spinal cord injuries or demyelination diseases; a cell therapy agent for treating spinal cord injuries or demyelination diseases; a composition for screening drugs for the treatment of spinal cord injuries or demyelination diseases; a 3d printing biomaterial composition for manufacturing artificial tissues for the treatment of spinal cord injuries or demyelination diseases; and a method for direct transdifferentiation into oligodendrocyte progenitor cells from somatic cells. According to the present invention, the oligodendrocyte progenitor cells are prepared from somatic cells through direct transdifferentiation, and thus can be favorably utilized for the treatment of spinal cord injuries and demyelination diseases..
Unist (ulsan National Institute Ofscience And Technology)

Integrated robotic 3d printing system for printing of fiber reinforced parts

A system for printing a three-dimensional object is provided. The system can include at least one print head configured to receive a continuous fiber and at least partially encase the continuous fiber with a formation material to create a composite material.
Tighitco, Inc.

Method of making eyewear by 3d printing

Provided herein are methods of preparing eyewear products made of a cellulose ester, a nylon or a polyester by simple and inexpensive single-nozzle or multi-nozzle 3d printers, wherein the eyewear products have a continuous range of colors or a gradual color change. Also provided herein are eyewear products made of a cellulose ester, a nylon or a polyester prepared by the methods disclosed herein..
Okia Optical Co., Ltd.

Expandable intervertebral cage with living hinges apparatus, systems and methods of manufacture thereof

An expandable intervertebral cage with living hinges manufactured using 3d printing. The intervertebral cage is configured to expand from an unexpanded to an expanded configuration.

Hearing aid wireless antenna molded into the device shell

A hearing aid is described which incorporates an antenna integrated into the housing or shell. The hearing aid shell may constructed by forming an inner shell portion, disposing an antenna on an outer surface of the inner shell portion, and forming an outer shell portion around the inner shell portion.

System and method to control a three-dimensional (3d) printer

A method include obtaining model data specifying a three-dimensional (3d) model of an object. The method also includes generating first machine instructions executable by a 3d printing device to generate a first portion of a physical model of the object by depositing material using a syringe extruder.
Voxel8, Inc.

System and method to control a three-dimensional (3d) printing device

A method includes obtaining first model data specifying a first three-dimensional (3d) model of a first object and obtaining second model data specifying a second 3d model of a second object. The first model data indicates a location of the first 3d model relative to a model space and the second model data indicates a location of the second 3d model relative to the model space, where the second 3d model intersects the first 3d model in the model space.
Voxel8, Inc.

Calibration and alignment of 3d printing deposition heads

A three-dimensional (3d) printer includes a frame, a first calibration device coupled to the frame, a dispensing system having a cartridge holder with a sensor mounted at a location relative to the cartridge holder, and a multi-axis positioning system for moving the dispensing system relative to the frame. Methods for calibrating the 3d printer are also disclosed..
Voxel8, Inc.

Closed-loop 3d printing incorporating sensor feedback

A three-dimensional (3d) printer and method of 3d printing including receiving a 3d model of an object to be printed, receiving information including material properties of the materials to be extruded, and generating a set of sensor-based printer control parameters to print the object on the 3d printer based, at least in part, on sensor input.. .
Voxel8, Inc.

Printing correction method and three-dimensional printing device

A printing correction method and a 3d printing device are provided, and the printing correction method is adapted to the 3d printing device having a printing platform. The printing correction method is as follows.
Cal-comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited

3d printer calibration and control

Calibration and control of a 3d printing device is disclosed. In one aspect, sensor-based feedback may be used to iteratively determine and align line height calibration settings of the 3d printing device.
Voxel8, Inc.

Electron beam melting and cutting composite 3d printing apparatus

The present application relates to the technical field of 3d printing apparatus, and discloses an electron beam melting and cutting composite 3d printing apparatus which comprises a box and an electron beam gun, in which the box has a cavity formed therein, the cavity is provided therein with a cutting structure, a first y-direction guide rail and a y-direction movable platform, the electron beam gun has an emitting head formed in the cavity, the y-direction movable platform is provided thereon with a z-direction movable platform, the z-direction movable platform is provided thereon with a powder spreading structure, the cutting structure has a cutting head, a shielding case is arranged between the emitting head and the z-direction movable platform, the emitting head of the electron beam gun is inserted in an upper opening of the shielding case, and a lower opening of the shielding case is aligned with the z-direction movable platform.. .
Yuanmeng Precision Technology (shenzhen) Institute

Equipment organizer

Disclosed is an equipment organizer or storage device for the storage, organization or hanging of various objects in a home or commercial setting. The device comprises an outer part and an inner part engaged into the outer part.
Hurdler Studios Inc.

3d printing with small geometric offsets to affect surface characteristics

This document describes techniques and apparatuses for 3d printing with small geometric offsets to affect surface characteristics. These techniques are capable of enabling fused-deposition printers to create 3d objects having desired surface characteristics, such as particular colors, images and image resolutions, textures, and luminosities.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Processing printing information of powder-bed type 3d printing

A method for processing printing information of a powder-bed type 3d printer is disclosed. The method comprises following steps of: generating a color image and an adhesive image for each printing slice in accordance with a 3d file; adjusting adhesive information of the adhesive image based on color information of the color image; and, generating a final printing image based on the color image and the adjusted adhesive image.
Cal-comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited

Model and system for use in an imaging technique

The invention further relates to a method for fabricating the model by 3d printing.. .

Method for protecting an electronic circuit carrier against environmental influences and circuit module

The present disclosure provides a method for protecting an electronic interconnect device from environmental effects. The electronic interconnect device may be connected to at least one electronic component, wherein the electronic interconnect device and the at least one electronic component are at least partially covered with an encapsulating material in a material-bonded manner.
Zf Friedrichshafen Ag

Three dimensional modeling

Systems and methods of creating a 3 dimensional (3d) model of an object suitable for 3d printing are described. A method comprises defining an initial cuboid of edge lengths lx, ly, lz for creating the 3d model, wherein the initial cuboid implicitly includes inner cuboids such that starting from the initial cuboid each cuboid is recursively splitable into eight identical inner cuboids.
3d Slash

3d printing design, printing, and licensing methods, apparatuses,and systems

A 3d printing design method is provided, which can implement determining by a 3d printing system on safety of a target print file. The method includes determining a target print file; determining whether the target print file meets a first safety criterion; and if the target print file meets the first safety criterion, sending the target print file to a 3d printing and manufacturing system, so that the 3d printing and manufacturing system performs printing according to the target print file.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Photo-activated polymers and use in articles, and methods of 2d and 3d printing

Photo-activated polymers and co-polymers exhibit colors in the visible spectrum when photo-activated. The photo-active polymers, co-polymers and combinations thereof may be utilized in articles to impart color to the articles.
Printscape Solutions, Llc

Material filling 3d printing

A material filling apparatus for 3d printing fills materials into a material tank by a feeding part and includes a fixed sleeve with a first open end and a fixed end connected to the feeding part, a moving sleeve movably inserted and tightly fitted and interfered with the fixed sleeve, and a material output pipe inserted into the moving sleeve. The material tank is movably sheathed on the material output pipe.
Cal-comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited

3d printing mechanical hold build plate

The present disclosure provides a build plate for physically adhering or holding a three-dimensional (3d) object to a build surface and methods for mechanically anchoring the 3d object to the build surface using printing or building materials. In one embodiment, a build plate comprises a plurality of anchor holes spaced throughout a top surface of the first build plate, in which an individual anchor hole comprises a top hole portion and a bottom chamfer hole portion that is larger in size than the top portion..
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

Edge preserving color smoothing of 3d models

Techniques are disclosed for noise reduction and color smoothing of scanned 3d models for 3d printing. An anisotropic box kernel variant of a bilateral filter is applied to each vertex of a 3d mesh model, where the vertices contain color information.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

3d printing imaging system, 3d printing imaging method and 3d printing device

A three-dimension (3d) printing imaging system, including: a liquid crystal display device; the liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of pixel modules; each pixel module includes at least one sub-pixel; the at least one sub-pixel is integrally manufactured; and light passing through the at least one sub-pixel is of a same color. A 3d printing imaging method includes: displaying an image of a product through the liquid crystal display device, and performing 3d printing by taking the image displayed on the liquid crystal display device as a template.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Method for preparing artificial blood vessels

A method for preparing artificial vessels comprises preparing a template by 3d printing; preparing an active polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane poly(carbonate-urea) urethane (active poss-pcu); mixing the active poss-pcu with stem cells to form the artificial vessels by 3d printing followed by plasma processing; removing the template to form the artificial blood vessels with an access. The method provides to prepare the artificial vessels with three-layer structures, which are capable of transporting nutrients and oxygen, removing metabolic wastes and enhancing haemocompatibility and biological stability.
3d Global Biotech Inc.

Inks for 3d printing gradient refractive index (grin) optical components

Optical inks suitable for 3d printing fabrication of gradient refractive index (grin) optical components are composed a monomer matrix material doped with ligand-functionalized nanoparticles, wherein the monomer has a viscosity less than 20 cpoise and is uv curable to form a solid polymer. The matrix material doped with the ligand-functionalized nanoparticles has a transmittance of at least 90% in a predetermined optical wavelength range, wherein the ligand functionalized nanoparticles have a size less than 100 nm, are loaded in the monomer matrix material at a volume percent of at least 2%, and alter an index of refraction of the monomer matrix by at least 0.02.
Vadient Optics, Llc.

Method for producing blanks for sintered glass bodies for glass seals

A method for the production of blanks for sintered glass bodies for glass seals, wherein with a 3d printing method, a number of layers are arranged one above the other. In a first step, a first layer of a glass powder is spread on a surface, a computer-controlled stream of a printing fluid is directed to selected areas of the first layer in a pattern prescribed by the computer.
Il Metronic Sensortechnik Gmbh

Three-dimensional printing device

A 3d printing device is provided. The 3d printing device is adapted to print a 3d object including a plurality of layer objects.
Cal-comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited

Techniques for generating motion scuplture models for three-dimensional printing

In one embodiment of the present invention, a motion effect generator enables the creation of tangible representations of the motion of three-dimensional (3d) animated models for 3d printing. In operation, the motion effect generator receives a 3d animated model and animates the model through a configurable interval of time.
Autodesk, Inc

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

Support materials for 3d printing

A three-dimensionally printed article comprises a build material and a support material, the support material comprising a hydroxypropyl methylcellulose having a ds of at least 1.0 and an ms of at least 0.6, wherein ds is the degree of substitution of methoxyl groups and ms is the molar substitution of hydroxypropoxyl groups. The support material can be removed from the build material by contacting the support material with water..
Dow Global Technologies Llc

Additive use for enhancing the performance of photopolymer resin for 3d printing

Photopolymer resin formulation for 3d printing enhancing the performance of 3d printed objects. In one example, additives comprising two photoinitiators with different absorption spectrums are used to achieve printing and post-curing processes.
Full Spectrum Laser, Llc

Additive use for enhancing the performance of photopolymer resin for 3d printing

Photopolymer resin formulation for 3d printing enhancing the performance of 3d printed objects. In one example, additives comprising two photoinitiators with different absorption spectrums are used to achieve printing and post-curing processes.
Full Spectrum Laser, Llc

Apparatus and process for forming three-dimensional objects

An apparatus for forming a three-dimensional (3d) object includes a 3d printing head, for fabricating a first portion of the 3d object by forming a plurality of successive layers of a first material. The apparatus also includes a delivery head for fabricating a second portion of the 3d object by dispensing onto the first portion of the 3d object a plurality of layers of a continuous-fiber reinforced second material.
Magna International Inc.

Structural 3d printing machine

Machines and system for 3d printing are disclosed. One machine includes a machine frame having a plurality of ground engaging elements to facilitate movement of the machine frame, a telescoping boom pivotably coupled to the machine frame and configured to pivot along at least a horizontal plane, a material line coupled to the boom and configured to convey a material therethrough, a printhead coupled to the boom and in fluid communication with the material line to receive the material and to dispense the material, and a controller configured to receive 3d printing information and to convert the 3d printing information into positional coordinates of the printhead, wherein the controller is to cause movement of the boom to position the printhead based at least on the position coordinates..
Caterpillar 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.

Methods and systems for geometric optimization of multilayer ceramic capacitors

Methods and systems to improve a multilayer ceramic capacitor using additive manufacturing are disclosed. Conductive layer ends and dielectric layer edges of a multilayer ceramic capacitor may be modified to comprise a round shape, which may increase voltage limits by reducing electric field intensity that results from sharp corners.
Vq Research, Inc.

One piece eyewear with concealed hinges

The present invention generally concerns a one piece eyewear having concealed hinges made via 3d printing. More specifically, the invention includes a u-shaped hinge with irregular offsets that are blended parametric curves that connect a lens frame to temple bars.

Method of constructing a tower

A method of constructing a tower is provided, the method including the steps of a: providing an elevation means including a dynamic engaging mechanism realized to engage with a tower surface b: arranging a 3d printing device on the elevation means); c: actuating the dynamic engaging mechanism to effect a vertical elevation of the elevation means; d: actuating the 3d printing device to deposit an essentially horizontal material layer including at least a tower body region; e: repeating steps c and d to obtain a tower structure. A tower constructed using such a method, and a 3d tower printing apparatus, is also provided..
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Sensing device for three-dimensional printing object

A sensing device of a three dimensional object being printed is provided. The sensing device includes a roller, a ring shape equipment, a sensor, and a processor.
Cal-comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited

Apparatus and assembling output of 3d printer

An apparatus and method for assembling 3d printing outputs. The apparatus for assembling 3d printing outputs includes a mesh structuring unit for performing mesh structuring on a segmented surface generated by partitioning a virtual 3d modeled object, a printing unit for selecting the kind and shape of a coupler to be inserted into the segmented surface of the object, modeling a hole in the segmented surface using variables corresponding to the size of the coupler, and printing the partitioned objects, and an assembly unit for inserting the coupler into the hole and assembling the partitioned objects using the coupler..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Additive manufacturing 3d printing of advanced ceramics

Methods, processes, systems, devices and apparatus are provided for additive manufacture resulting in the 3d printing of novel ceramic composites. Additive manufacture or 3d printing of bulk ceramic and ceramic composite components occurs at considerably lower temperatures and shorter manufacturing intervals than the current state of the art.
Dynamic Material Systems, Llc

Additive manufacturing of joining preforms

A method of fabricating a joining preform includes the step of printing a self-fluxing joining alloy. Joining includes brazing and soldering.
General Electric Company