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Method and calibrating an inkjet based three-dimensional printing system

In an aspect of the disclosure a three dimensional printing system includes an elevator mechanism for supporting a build plate, a printhead assembly, a movement mechanism, and a controller. The printhead assembly includes a printhead and a planarizer arranged along a scan axis. ... 3d Systems Inc

Thermally efficient transport system for phase change inks in a three dimensional printing system

In an aspect of the disclosure, a three dimensional (3d) printing system includes a printhead and an ink supply subsystem. The printhead is for ejecting drops of phase change ink to define a three dimensional article of manufacture. ... 3d Systems Inc

Three dimensional printing system integration

A three dimensional printing system includes an appliance tier, a processing tier, and a work cell tier. The appliance tier (1) defines a client interface for receiving process parameters and data pipeline parameters for a given production job, and (2) provides instructions based upon the process parameters. ... 3d Systems Inc

Three dimensional printer resin replenishment method

A three dimensional printer includes a vessel, a light engine, a fixture, a movement mechanism, a sensor, and a controller. The vessel is for containing a liquid photocurable resin and includes a transparent sheet defining a lower surface through which the resin can be illuminated. ... 3d Systems Inc

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

05/24/18 / #20180144516

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

04/05/18 / #20180093415

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

04/05/18 / #20180093412

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

03/01/18 / #20180056595

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








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