Velo3D, Inc.

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1.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

      
Application Number US2023029876
Publication Number 2024/035803
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-08-09
Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Jacobs, Robert, Anthony
  • Sharpless, Leonard, John
  • Toland, Gregory, Adam
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander, Vladimirovich
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • St Dennis, Michael, Christopher
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, devices, apparatuses, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for different types of incremental vertical translation in a direction, e.g., to facilitate a reduction in a vertical dimensional requirement of the 3D printing system. The present disclosure includes resulting objects printed in the 3D printing system, as well as various components relating to a 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/25 - Housings, e.g. machine housings
  • B29C 64/227 - Driving means
  • B22F 12/33 - Platforms or substrates translatory in the deposition plane
  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

2.

GENERATION OF A PLANAR LAYER ON A TARGET SURFACE

      
Application Number US2023026649
Publication Number 2024/006483
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-06-29
Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Saldivar Valdes, Abraham
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Fisher, Alexander, John
  • Chemelewski, William, David

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, devices, apparatuses, method, and non-transitory computer readable media for generating a planar layer of powder material on a target surface by using a dispenser and an agitator. The target surface can be an exposed surface of a material bed, e.g., utilized for printing at least one 3D object in a printing cycle.

IPC Classes  ?

3.

OPTICAL SYSTEM ADJUSTMENT

      
Application Number US2023024161
Publication Number 2023/235497
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-06-01
Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Barton, Christopher William
  • Korepanov, Sergey Borisovich
  • Tralongo, Joseph Andrew
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various methods of adjusting optical systems subject to temperature variations, and related apparatuses, software, systems, and devices. The optical system can be utilized in a three-dimensional printing system for printing one or more three-dimensional objects.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/73 - Recycling of powder
  • B22F 12/44 - Radiation means characterised by the configuration of the radiation means
  • B22F 12/33 - Platforms or substrates translatory in the deposition plane
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

4.

SAFE TREATMENT OF DEBRIS

      
Application Number US2023021231
Publication Number 2023/215606
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-05
Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Fisher, Alexander, John
  • Bolton, Andrew, John
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander, Vladimirovich
  • Tarrant, Dean, Albert
  • Kwan, Eric, Hok Wang
  • Prossegger, Christoph
  • Andrews, Stephan, Marinus

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, devices, software, and systems for controlling and/or safely treating debris.

IPC Classes  ?

5.

VIEWING WINDOW ASSEMBLIES

      
Application Number US2023013522
Publication Number 2023/172389
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-02-21
Publication Date 2023-09-14
Owner VELO3D, INC., (USA)
Inventor
  • Barton, Christopher, William
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Feldman, Alex

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, devices, and systems for the production of 3D object(s) in a 3D printing system using energy beam(s). The 3D printing system is equipped with at least one viewing window assembly configured to allow a user standing outside a processing chamber of the 3D printing system, to view an isolated interior space of the processing chamber, with minimal (e.g., no) harm to the user's tissue(s), e.g., during irradiation of energy beam(s).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/277 - Arrangements for irradiation using multiple radiation means, e.g. micromirrors or multiple light-emitting diodes [LED]
  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/364 - Conditioning of environment
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing
  • B22F 12/40 - Radiation means
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material

6.

MATERIAL DETECTION, CONVEYANCE, AND CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

      
Application Number US2022053881
Publication Number 2023/129489
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-22
Publication Date 2023-07-06
Owner VELO3D, INC (USA)
Inventor
  • Fisher, Alexander, John
  • Chemelewski, William, David
  • Bolton, Andrew, John
  • Saldivar Valdes, Abraham
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Birtwhistle, Darin
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Martinson, Robert

Abstract

The present disclosure provides systems, apparatuses, devices software, and methods for material manipulation and detection. For example, detection of a level of material in a container such using a material level detection system. For example, temperature conditioning of the material, e.g., during its conveyance. For example, facilitating continuous flow of the material in a junction of a material conveyance system. Any of the material level detection system, temperature conditioning system, and junction, may be part of, or operatively coupled to, other system(s), e.g., the material conveyance system and/or a 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01F 23/284 - Electromagnetic waves
  • G01F 23/80 - Arrangements for signal processing
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

7.

MATERIAL MANIPULATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

      
Application Number US2022051453
Publication Number 2023/114006
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-11-30
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Saldivar Valdes, Abraham
  • Fisher, Alexander, John
  • Korpu, Rahul
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • St Dennis, Michael, Christopher
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Frechman, James
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Romano, Richard
  • Lappen, Alan, Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer includes a material conveyance system, filtering system, and unpacking station. The material conveyance system may comprise transporting pre-transformed (e.g., powder) material against gravity, by directional conveyance (e.g., of a bounceable platform), and prolonged uninterrupted sieving while minimizing sieve blinding. The 3D printing described herein comprises facilitating non-interrupted (e.g., curbs interruptions of) material dispensing through a component of the 3D printer, such as a layer dispenser.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/314 - Preparation
  • B29C 64/141 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials
  • B07B 1/28 - Moving screens not otherwise provided for, e.g. swinging, reciprocating, rocking, tilting, or wobbling screens
  • B06B 1/00 - Processes or apparatus for generating mechanical vibrations of infrasonic, sonic or ultrasonic frequency
  • B29C 64/205 - Means for applying layers
  • B29C 64/371 - Conditioning of environment using an environment other than air, e.g. inert gas
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

8.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER COMPONENTS

      
Application Number US2022052030
Publication Number 2023/114051
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-06
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tarrant, Dean, Albert
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Romano, Richard
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Vitanov, Anatolii
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Martinson, Robert
  • Christiansen, Daniel
  • Brudny, Alexander

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer described herein facilitates operation of a layer dispensing mechanism with high precision albeit operating in an enclosure contaminated by debris, e.g., during the 3D printing. The debris may be a byproduct of the 3D printing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B29C 64/205 - Means for applying layers
  • B29C 64/214 - Doctor blades
  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B29C 64/141 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials
  • B29C 64/236 - Driving means for motion in a direction within the plane of a layer
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

9.

OPTICS IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

      
Application Number US2022052322
Publication Number 2023/114091
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-08
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Murphree, Zachary, Ryan
  • Romano, Richard
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander, Vladimirovich
  • Gunn, Lawrence
  • Randhawa, Jatinder
  • Brudny, Alex

Abstract

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 and maneuverability. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer, e.g., the energy beam. The disclosure provides optical devices that are robust, e.g., in terms of their maneuvering.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/366 - Scanning parameters, e.g. hatch distance or scanning strategy
  • B22F 12/33 - Platforms or substrates translatory in the deposition plane
  • B22F 12/40 - Radiation means
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

10.

SKILLFUL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

      
Application Number US2022051107
Publication Number 2023/113990
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-11-28
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Saldivar Valdes, Abraham
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Seelinger, Sherman
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben
  • Christiansen, Daniel
  • Murphree, Zachary, Ryan
  • Lappen, Alan, Rick

Abstract

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 including usage of a non-contact material removal mechanism.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/73 - Recycling of powder
  • B22F 12/53 - Nozzles
  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B22F 12/33 - Platforms or substrates translatory in the deposition plane
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

11.

MATERIAL MANIPULATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

      
Application Number US2022051736
Publication Number 2023/114029
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-02
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • St Dennis, Michael, Christopher
  • Andrews, Stephan
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Romano, Richard
  • Birtwhistle, Darin
  • Frechman, James
  • Lappen, Alan, Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer includes a material conveyance system, filtering system, and/or an unpacking station. The material conveyance system may transport pre-transformed material (e.g., powder) against gravity. The 3D printing described herein facilitated reducing interruptions of (e.g., providing non interrupted) (ii) material recycling, and/or (i) material dispensing through a component of the 3D printer such as a layer dispenser. The material conveyance system may operate above ambient pressure, e.g., while performing a suction operation. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for controlling and/or treating gas and gas borne debris in an atmosphere of a 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 12/55 - Two or more means for feeding material
  • B22F 12/60 - Planarisation devices; Compression devices
  • B22F 12/33 - Platforms or substrates translatory in the deposition plane
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/322 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber of the gas flow, e.g. rate or direction
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

12.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTERS

      
Application Number US2022052588
Publication Number 2023/114151
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-12
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Feldman, Alex
  • Tralongo, Joesph, Andrew
  • Tarrant, Dean, Albert
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Romano, Richard
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Murphree, Zachary, Ryan
  • Lappen, Alan, Rick
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Korobkov, Andrei
  • Levin, Evgeni

Abstract

Provided herein are three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, devices, and systems for the production of at least one 3D object printed in a printing cycle, e.g., a 3D printer. The 3D printer describe herein may facilitates safe and accurate printing of 3D objects, e.g., when generated from reactive starting materials. The 3D printer (e.g., comprising a processing chamber, or a build module) may retain a requested (e.g., inert) atmosphere around the material bed and/or 3D object during the printing, e.g., at several 3D printing cycles. The 3D printer may comprise one or more build modules that may have a controller separate from the controller of that of the processing chamber. The 3D printer may comprises a platform that may be automatically constructed. The 3D printing may occur over a long time (e.g., many layers and/or one or more print cycles) without operator intervention and/or down time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 12/37 - Rotatable
  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

13.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, UNPACKING, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTERS

      
Application Number US2022052902
Publication Number 2023/114336
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-14
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tarrant, Dean, Albert
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Jacobs, Robert, Anthony
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander Vladimirovich
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Feldman, Alex
  • Birtwhistle, Darin
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Elgar, Yacov

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, devices, and systems for the production of at least one requested 3D object and for removal of a remainder material. The removal may be accomplished when the remainder material exhibits challenging conditions during removal while being safe for a user, the conditions comprising temperature, reactivity, bridging tendency, or possible loss of fluidity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/31 - Calibration of process steps or apparatus settings, e.g. before or during manufacturing
  • B22F 10/73 - Recycling of powder
  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B22F 12/37 - Rotatable
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

14.

GAS FLOW IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2022016550
Publication Number 2022/177952
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-16
Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Tuluie, Robin
  • Eratt-Camp, Rebel-Angel
  • Haag, Nicolas
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Murphree, Zachary, Ryan
  • Endruhn, Claus, Wemer
  • Lappas, Anastasios, Michail
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Brundy, Alexander
  • Korepanov, Sergey, Borisovich
  • Bowers, Kenji, Terata
  • Martinson, Robert, Michael
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Choudhari, Charudatta, Mukundrao
  • Romano, Richard, Joseph

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for controlling and/or treating gas borne debris in an atmosphere of a 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 12/70 - Gas flow means
  • B22F 10/322 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber of the gas flow, e.g. rate or direction
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

15.

CALIBRATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2022014853
Publication Number 2022/173623
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-02
Publication Date 2022-08-18
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Korepanov, Sergey, Borisovich
  • Novoselov, Roman, Yefimovich
  • Haroutinian, Kirk, Krikor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Randhawa, Jatinder, Bir Singh
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben, Joseph

Abstract

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. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

16.

MATERIAL MANIPULATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2021035350
Publication Number 2021/247640
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-02
Publication Date 2021-12-09
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Ruiz, Maritza
  • Tralongo, Joe
  • Romano, Richard, Joseph
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for safe production of at least one requested 3D object, and for passivation of material accumulated on a filter of the 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/68 - Cleaning or washing
  • B22F 10/50 - Treatment of workpieces or articles during build-up, e.g. treatments applied to fused layers during build-up
  • B22F 10/322 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber of the gas flow, e.g. rate or direction
  • B22F 12/70 - Gas flow means
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

17.

QUALITY ASSURANCE IN FORMATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number US2020042596
Publication Number 2021/021469
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-17
Publication Date 2021-02-04
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Randhawa, Jatinder
  • Tapia, Gustavo Andres
  • Willard, Josiah Franklin
  • He, Aqi
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander
  • Yegiazaryan, Aram
  • Talalai, Alexander
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Coulier, Pieter
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Korepanov, Sergey

Abstract

Provided herein are methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable media concerning quality assurance of three-dimensional object(s) and their formation. In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing performance of a manufacturing mechanism (e.g., printer) utilized in forming the three-dimensional object(s). In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing a process for forming the three-dimensional object(s). In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing a quality of the formed three-dimensional object(s).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 50/00 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

18.

DEFORMATION REDUCTION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FORMATION

      
Application Number US2020012616
Publication Number 2020/146416
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-07
Publication Date 2020-07-16
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to generation of a non-connected support for use during maturation stage(s) of an intermediate three-dimensional (3D) object (e.g., green object). The non-connected support may comprise a shrinkable, and/or flowable material (e.g., particles). The non-connected support may be provided into a (e.g., shrinkable) enclosure, along with the intermediate 3D object, during the maturation stage(s). The non-connected support may reduce formation of a defect in the maturing 3D object, during and/or following the maturation stage(s). The non-connected support may be readily separated from the matured (e.g., densified) 3D object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/165 - Processes of additive manufacturing using a combination of solid and fluid materials, e.g. a powder selectively bound by a liquid binder, catalyst, inhibitor or energy absorber
  • B29C 64/264 - Arrangements for irradiation
  • B29C 64/364 - Conditioning of environment
  • B29C 64/379 - Handling of additively manufactured objects, e.g. using robots
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

19.

COORDINATED CONTROL FOR FORMING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number US2019054837
Publication Number 2020/072986
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-04
Publication Date 2020-04-09
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Watson, Clarke S.
  • Novoselov, Roman

Abstract

Provided herein are apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable media regarding at least one controller that provides a capability to coordinate (e.g., integrate) control of a plurality of process variables for forming a 3D object, and methods associated therewith. The process variable may comprise a process parameter of the forming process and/or an attribute of the forming process. The control may comprise an integrated and/or adaptive control scheme of a plurality control variables.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/10 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/264 - Arrangements for irradiation
  • B29C 64/227 - Driving means
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

20.

ASPECTS OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FORMATION

      
Application Number US2019042637
Publication Number 2020/033124
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-19
Publication Date 2020-02-13
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tsvetanov, Tsvetan
  • Burgess, Nicholas, Karahalis
  • Monschke, Jason, Andrew
  • Lappas, Tasso

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to generation of forming instructions to form one or more three-dimensional (3D) objects and/or analyzing any failure. The failure may comprise a failure of one or more apparatuses utilized during the forming process (or any components of the apparatuses). The failure may comprise a failure in at least a portion of the 3D object during and/or after its formation. The failure may be analyzed before, during, and/or after generation of the forming instructions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 50/00 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • G06T 17/20 - Wire-frame description, e.g. polygonalisation or tessellation

21.

MANIPULATING ONE OR MORE FORMATION VARIABLES TO FORM THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number US2019039909
Publication Number 2020/006468
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-28
Publication Date 2020-01-02
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tsvetanov, Tsvetan
  • Russel, Daniel
  • Smith, Kyle, Joseph
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Dzambazova, Tatjana
  • Cool, Thomas, C.
  • Woodcock, Geoffrey, Eric

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to generation of forming instructions to form one or more three- dimensional (3D) objects. Generation of the forming instructions may include selection of one or more formation variables to form at least a portion of the one or more 3D objects. Generation of the forming instructions may include selection of a speed, feature, and/or an effect manifested in at least a portion of the formed one or more 3D objects. The forming variable(s) may be associated with a surface patch and/or volume portion of a model of the 3D object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • G06F 17/50 - Computer-aided design
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

22.

PROCESSING FIELD MANIPULATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2019032727
Publication Number 2019/226463
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-16
Publication Date 2019-11-28
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more three-dimensional objects including: (i) an improved printing throughput, (ii) usage of an energy beam with selected directionality, (iii) usage of an aligned energy beam with respect to a target surface, and/or (iv) respective alignment of energy beams with respect to each other and/or with respect to a target surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/264 - Arrangements for irradiation
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • G02B 1/00 - Optical elements characterised by the material of which they are made; Optical coatings for optical elements
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

23.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING OF THREE-DIMESIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number US2019024402
Publication Number 2019/195062
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-27
Publication Date 2019-10-10
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Coulier, Pieter
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Ruiz, Maritza

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more 3D objects, some of which may be complex. In some embodiments, the one or more 3D objects comprise an overhang portion, such as a ledge or ceiling of a cavity. The methodologies may be used to form overhang portions with diminished deformation, defects and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

24.

CALIBRATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2019014635
Publication Number 2019/173000
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-22
Publication Date 2019-09-12
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Randhawa, Jatinder
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben, Joseph

Abstract

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. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling

25.

MATERIAL MANIPULATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2018024667
Publication Number 2018/183396
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-27
Publication Date 2018-10-04
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Frechman, James
  • Brezoczky, Thomas, Blasius
  • Birtwhistle, Darin, Shaun
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Christiansen, Daniel, Thomas
  • Romano, Richard, Joseph
  • Vitanov, Anatolii
  • Lappen, Alan, Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer includes a material conveyance system, filtering system, and unpacking station. The material conveyance system may transport pre-transformed material against gravity. The 3D printing described herein comprises facilitating non-interrupted material dispensing through a component of the 3D printer, such as a layer dispenser.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/321 - Feeding
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/357 - Recycling
  • B29C 64/264 - Arrangements for irradiation
  • B29C 64/209 - Heads; Nozzles
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling

26.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING OF THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number US2018020406
Publication Number 2018/160807
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-01
Publication Date 2018-09-07
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Bordeaux, Nina Cathryn
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Stone, Peter Robert
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Spink, Brian Charles
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more three-dimensional objects, some of which may be complex. The three-dimensional objects may be formed by three -dimensional printing using one or more methodologies. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional object may comprise an overhang portion, such as a cavity ceiling, with diminished deformation and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling

27.

GAS FLOW IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2017060035
Publication Number 2018/128695
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-03
Publication Date 2018-07-12
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Murphree, Zachary, Ryan
  • Endruhn, Claus
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Brezoczky, Thomas, Blasius
  • Brudny, Alexander
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Bowers, Kenji
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Martinson, Robert, Michael
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Choudhari, Charudatta, Mukundrao
  • Romano, Richard, Joseph
  • Tralongo, Joe

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for controlling and/or treating gas borne debris in an atmosphere of a 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/357 - Recycling
  • B22F 3/00 - Manufacture of workpieces or articles from metallic powder characterised by the manner of compacting or sintering; Apparatus specially adapted therefor
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B01D 46/00 - Filters or filtering processes specially modified for separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

28.

OPTICS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2018012250
Publication Number 2018/129089
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-01-03
Publication Date 2018-07-12
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander
  • Gunn, Lawrence Arnold
  • Randhawa, Jatinder
  • Brudny, Alexander
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson

Abstract

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. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer (e.g., the energy beam).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B29C 64/141 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

29.

OPTICS, DETECTORS, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2017064474
Publication Number 2018/106586
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-12-04
Publication Date 2018-06-14
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Petrenko, Aleksey
  • Brudny, Alexander

Abstract

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.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

30.

OPERATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER COMPONENTS

      
Application Number US2017057340
Publication Number 2018/075741
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-10-19
Publication Date 2018-04-26
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Brezoczky, Thomas Blasius
  • Christiansen, Daniel Thomas
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Vitanov, Anatolii
  • Brudny, Alexander
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Martinson, Robert Michael

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for the production of at least one desired 3D object. The 3D printer described herein comprises, inter alia, an opening that comprises a first side and a second side. A component of the 3D printing, such as a layer dispenser, may be conveyed from the first side of the opening to the second side of the opening (e.g., and vice versa) during the 3D printing. The opening may be closable. A closure of the opening may seclude the component during at least a portion of the 3D printing. Additional features relating to components of the 3D printing systems are described herein.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/364 - Conditioning of environment
  • B29C 64/357 - Recycling
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling

31.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS AND THEIR FORMATION

      
Application Number US2017054043
Publication Number 2018/064349
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-09-28
Publication Date 2018-04-05
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Levin, Evgeni
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) methods, apparatuses, software (e.g., non-transitory computer readable medium), and systems for the formation of at least one desired 3D object; comprising use of a geometric model, a physics based model, one or more markers, one or more modes, or any combination thereof. The disclosure provides reduction of deformation that may be caused by the forming process of the 3D object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 17/20 - Wire-frame description, e.g. polygonalisation or tessellation
  • G06T 15/10 - Geometric effects

32.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTERS

      
Application Number US2017039422
Publication Number 2018/005439
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-06-27
Publication Date 2018-01-04
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Brezoczky, Thomas Blasius
  • Korobkov, Andrei
  • Levin, Evgeni
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Lappen, Alan Rick
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Tralongo, Joe
  • Martinson, Robert Michael

Abstract

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. The 3D printer described herein comprises one or more build modules that may have a controller separate from the controller of the processing chamber. The 3D printer described herein comprises a platform that may be automatically constructed. The invention(s) described herein may allow the 3D printing process to occur for a long time without operator intervention and/or down time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

33.

ACCURATE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2017018191
Publication Number 2017/143077
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-16
Publication Date 2017-08-24
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Levin, Evgeni
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Brezoczky, Thomas, Blasius
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben, Joseph
  • Murphree, Zachary, Ryan
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Lappen, Alan, Rick

Abstract

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. The control may be in situ control. The control may be real-time control during the 3D printing process. For example, the control may be during a phenomenon pulse. The present disclosure provides various methods, apparatuses, systems and software for estimating the fundamental length scale of a melt pool, and for various tools that increase the accuracy of the 3D printing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

34.

SKILLFUL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2016066000
Publication Number 2017/100695
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-09
Publication Date 2017-06-15
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Brezoczky, Thomas Blasius
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Seelinger, Sherman
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben
  • Christiansen, Daniel
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Lappen, Alan Rick

Abstract

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.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

35.

ADEPT THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2016059781
Publication Number 2017/079091
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-31
Publication Date 2017-05-11
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben
  • Brezoczky, Thomas, Blasius
  • Seelinger, Sherman
  • Levin, Evgeni
  • Korepanov, Sergey

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium. The disclosure delineates real time manipulation of three-dimensional printing to reduce deformation. The present disclosure further provides 3D object formed using the methods, apparatuses, and systems.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

36.

TRANSFER OF PARTICULATE MATERIAL

      
Application Number US2016042818
Publication Number 2017/015217
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-07-18
Publication Date 2017-01-26
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Jiang, Xinrong
  • Seelinger, Sherman
  • Fischbach, Adam
  • Brezoczky, Thomas, Blasius

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes and systems, including methods, apparatuses, software, and systems for transferring a particulate material from one position (e.g., on one surface) to another position (e.g., on a different surface), which particulate material may be used for the production of a 3D object. In some embodiments, the particulate material may be transferred using, for example, a charged particle optical device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling

37.

MATERIAL-FALL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2016041895
Publication Number 2017/011456
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-07-12
Publication Date 2017-01-19
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Brezoczky, Thomas, Blasius
  • Seelinger, Sherman

Abstract

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.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

38.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS FORMED USING THE SAME

      
Application Number US2016034857
Publication Number 2016/196382
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-27
Publication Date 2016-12-08
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Korobkov, Andrei
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for the production of a 3D object. These may reduce deformation (e.g., warping or bending) in the printed 3D object, as well as facilitate the formation of nested 3D objects. The reduction of deformation may comprise open loop control and/or deviation form a model of the 3D object to generate the 3D object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

39.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS FORMED BY THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2016034454
Publication Number 2016/196223
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-26
Publication Date 2016-12-08
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Chua, Thai Cheng
  • Symeonidis, Kimon

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various three-dimensional (3D) objects, some of which comprise a wire or 3D plane. Disclosed herein are methods, apparatus, software, and systems for their generation that may reduce or eliminate the need for auxiliary support during the formation of the 3D objects. The methods, apparatuses, software, and systems of the present disclosure may allow the formation of objects with short, diminished number, and/or spaced apart auxiliary support structures. These 3D objects may be objects with adjacent surfaces such as hanging structures and planar hollow 3D objects.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

40.

FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2015065297
Publication Number 2016/094827
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-12-11
Publication Date 2016-06-16
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben

Abstract

Provided herein are systems, apparatuses and methods for monitoring a three- dimensional printing process. The three-dimensional printing process can be monitored in- situ and/or in real time. Monitoring of the three-dimensional printing process can be non- invasive. A computer control system can be coupled to one or more detectors and signal processing units to adjust the generation of a three-dimensional object that is formed by the three-dimensional printing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

41.

SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR GENERATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS WITH SCAFFOLD FEATURES

      
Application Number US2015059790
Publication Number 2016/077250
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-11-09
Publication Date 2016-05-19
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

Provided herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods for generating a three- dimensional (3D) object using an energy beam array. Also provided herein are systems, apparatuses and methods for generating a 3D object with small-scaffold features, as well as systems, apparatuses and methods for generating a 3D object using roll-to-roll. The roll-to- roll apparatus may include a moving platform of the 3D object. The 3D object can be formed by an additive manufacturing process from a material such as powder.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

42.

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2015036802
Publication Number 2015/196149
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-06-19
Publication Date 2015-12-23
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Seelinger, Sherman
  • Chua, Thai, Cheng
  • Symeonidis, Kimon

Abstract

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. The present disclosure provides three dimensional (3D) objects printed utilizing the printing processes, methods, apparatuses and systems described herein.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B22F 7/02 - Manufacture of composite layers, workpieces, or articles, comprising metallic powder, by sintering the powder, with or without compacting of composite layers
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing