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 new patent  Integration of three dimensional printing processes

A three dimensional printing system includes a print engine, a fluid processing station, a fixture, a transport mechanism, and a controller. The fluid processing station includes a fluid injector port coupled to a fluid source. ... 3d Systems Inc

Scalable and fast three dimensional printing system

A three dimensional printing system includes a light engine having a spatial light modulator for curing individual layers of a photocure resin to form a three dimensional article of manufacture. The light engine is configured to: (1) receive a slice image that defines an array of energy values for curing a layer, (2) process the slice image to define an image frame compatible with the spatial light modulator, (3) receive an on signal, (4) activate the first light source in response to the on signal; (5) repeatedly send the first defined image frame to the first spatial light modulator during a defined cure time for the single layer of resin; (6) receive an off signal; (7) deactivate the first light source in response to the off signal; and (8) repeat steps (1)-(7) until the three dimensional article of manufacture is formed.. ... 3d Systems Inc

3d printing ink containing a cyclopolymerizable monomer

In one aspect, inks for use with a three-dimensional (3d) printing system are described herein. In some embodiments, an ink described herein comprise 10-70 wt. ... 3d Systems Inc

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 Inc

Powder-based additive manufacturing temperature control by spatial light modulation

Methods and apparatus are provided for controlling the temperature of powders in a powder-based additive manufacturing system using spatial light modulation. Powder layer temperatures can be measured and selectively controlled using a radiation source comprising a spatial light modulator. ... 3d Systems Inc

Sensor that simulates resin optical properties

A method and system for calibrating a three dimensional printing system includes a specialized sensor. The three dimensional printing system forms a three dimensional article of manufacture through a layer-by-layer process. ... 3d Systems Inc

Three dimensional printing system with efficient powder handling system

A three dimensional (3d) printing system includes a print engine, a first powder handling module, a sieve, a second powder handling module, and a controller. The controller operates the print engine to fabricate 3d articles of manufacture. ... 3d Systems Inc

Continuous digital production of 3d articles of manufacture

A three dimensional (3d) printer enables the continuous manufacture of 3d articles of manufacture. The 3d printer includes a 3d print engine for generating articles of manufacture through a layer by layer solidification of a print medium, a transport mechanism, a receiving station, and a controller. ... 3d Systems Inc

Apparatus and method for producing a three-dimensional food product

A freeform fabrication system for the production of an edible three-dimensional food product from digital input data is disclosed. Food products are produced in a layer-by-layer manner without object-specific tooling or human intervention. ... 3d Systems Inc

System and method for real-time rendering of complex data

Methods for volume rendering of 3d object data are provided. The methods can include classifying 3d object data and determining a transfer function to use to render the 3d object data based on the classification; incrementally determining voxels to render from the 3d object data; and/or determining a grid that represents the voxels and rendering based on the voxel grid.. ... 3d Systems Inc

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

Infiltrated articles prepared by a laser sintering method and method of manufacturing the same

A composition and method of infiltrating an article of manufacture prepared by a laser sintering process is disclosed. The infiltration process maintains the dimensions and flexibility of the article, increases the strength of the article, and improves the physic& and esthetic properties of the article.. ... 3d Systems Inc

Methods of printing grayscale and full-color 3d articles

In one aspect, methods of printing a 3d article are described herein. In some embodiments, a method of printing a 3d article comprises selectively depositing a first portion of build material in a fluid state onto a substrate to form a first region of build material; selectively depositing a first portion of support material in a fluid state to form a first region of support material; and selectively depositing a second portion of build material in a fluid state to form a second region of build material, wherein the first region of support material is disposed between the first region of build material and the second region of build material in a z-direction of the article. ... 3d Systems Inc

Additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional

A method of determining a type of support structure for a three-dimensional (3d) object formed by additive manufacturing includes receiving solid model of the 3d object; performing a geometric analysis of the solid model to identify a region of the 3d object requiring a support structure; performing stress and warping analyses of the solid model at the region so identified, including one or more heuristic algorithms applied to the solid model, and excluding finite element analysis of a corresponding finite element model of the 3d object; selecting a type of support structure to place at the region so identified, the type of support structure being selected based on the stress and warping analyses so performed; and generating a shell of the 3d object based on the solid model, and including the support structure at the region so identified and of the type so selected.. . ... 3d Systems Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291357

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 Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274601

Additive manufacturing vertical stage for moving photocured material in a non-perpendicular direction from the image plane

There is provided an additive manufacturing system comprising a vertical stage (also known as a z-stage) that moves the object being created along an axis of motion that is not perpendicular to the image plane (non-parallel to the z-axis of the image plane). By moving the build platform, upon which the additively manufactured object is being supported, along a predetermined axis of motion, such as one adapted to the dominant axis of the object design, the additive manufacturing system is capable of making larger objects, shortening build times, improving part resolution, and/or reducing the volume of photocurable material needed, among other benefits.. ... 3d Systems Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260418

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 Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226358

Water removable compositions and applications thereof

In one aspect, water removable compositions are described herein, including for use in various printing applications. In some embodiments, a composition described herein comprises 50-95% by weight alcohol wax having the formula ch3(ch2)noh, wherein n is an integer from 15 to 40; 5-50% by weight tackifier; and 0.5-5% by weight colorant. ... 3d Systems Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217091

Methods and apparatus for 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

07/27/17 / #20170211930

3d scanning apparatus and 3d scanning method

Disclosed are a 3d scanning apparatus and a 3d scanning method. The 3d scanning apparatus includes a turntable which is rotatable at 360 degrees about a rotating shaft so that the target object is rotated; a 3d scanner configured to obtain 3d scan data of the target object by scanning the target object on the turntable; and a controller configured to control a rotating operation of the turntable and a scanning operation of the 3d scanner so as to rotate the turntable 360 at degrees, operate the 3d scanner to scan the target object at each of rotation angles of the turntable, and additionally measure the non-measured portion by distinguishing a non-measured portion of the target object.. ... 3d Systems Inc

07/27/17 / #20170210921

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

06/08/17 / #20170158816

Powder compositions and methods of manufacturing articles therefrom

Powder compositions and articles and methods of forming articles from powder compositions are provided. The powder compositions include at least one powder that preferably includes an amount of one or more branched polymers such as, for example, one or more branched polyamide polymers. ... 3d Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170121542

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 Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087639

Direct writing for additive manufacturing systems

There are provided techniques for direct printing material into parts made by additive manufacturing, such as parts made by laser sintering. The direct printed material may be a metal, elastomer, ceramic, or any other material. ... 3d Systems Inc

03/09/17 / #20170066199

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 Inc

01/12/17 / #20170008234

Powder distribution for laser sintering systems

There is provided improved laser sintering systems that increase the powder density and reduce anomalies of the powder layers that are sintered, that measure the laser power within the build chamber for automatic calibration during a build process, that deposit powder into the build chamber through a chute to minimize dusting, and that scrubs the air and cools the radiant heaters with recirculated scrubbed air. The improvements enable the laser sintering systems to make parts that are of higher and more consistent quality, precision, and strength, while enabling the user of the laser sintering systems to reuse greater proportions of previously used but unsintered powder.. ... 3d Systems Inc








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