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US10882113B2
Apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects
Publication/Patent Number: US10882113B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/145,384 Filing Date: 2018-09-28 Inventor: Stammberger, Jens   Hofmann, Alexander   Winiarski, Daniel   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B22F3/10 Abstract: An apparatus (1) for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (3) by successive, selective layer-by-layer exposure and thus successive, selective layer-by-layer solidification of construction material layers of construction material (4) that can be solidified by means of an energy beam. The apparatus can include a process chamber (14) comprising a working plane (A) with a first working plane area (A1) and another working plane area (A2), a coating device (6) provided for forming construction material layers to be exposed selectively and to be solidified selectively in the construction plane (E) and comprising a coating element assembly group (8) which is movably supported, at least one coating element, a shielding device (18) provided for shielding the second working plane area (A2), wherein the shielding device (18) can include at least one shielding band (20) guided movably along supporting points (19).
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US2021053288A1
PLANT FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021053288A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-25 Application Number: 17/091,857 Filing Date: 2020-11-06 Inventor: Bechmann, Florian   Hetzel, Ralf   Stammberger, Jens   Zeulner, Fabian   Hofmann, Alexander   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/255 Abstract: A system (1) for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects, comprising one or more working stations (21), which are provided for performing at least one working process in the additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects, at least one freely positionable mobile storage unit (2) comprising a rack-like storage device (4) comprising at least one storage room (5) provided for storing at least one powder module (6), especially for the purpose of conveying the powder module (6) between different working stations (21) of the system (1), and at least one driverless, freely movable mobile conveying unit (3) comprising a receiving device (12) provided for receiving at least one mobile storage unit (2) for the purpose of conveying the storage unit (2) between different working stations (21) of the system (1).
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US10940642B2
Apparatus for manufacturing three-dimensional objects
Publication/Patent Number: US10940642B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-09 Application Number: 16/046,896 Filing Date: 2018-07-26 Inventor: Büchner, David   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/371 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material (2) which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam, with a process chamber (3) comprising at least a first and a second region (4, 5), wherein in the first region (4) build material (2) is applied and irradiated on a build plane (6), wherein a stream generating unit is provided that is configured to generate a stream of process gas (10) in the process chamber (3) separating the first region (4) from the second region (5).
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US10953604B2
System and method for additive production of three-dimensional objects with graphical display
Publication/Patent Number: US10953604B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-23 Application Number: 15/911,766 Filing Date: 2018-03-05 Inventor: Schumann, Philipp   Hetzel, Ralf   Traut, Tanja   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Apparatus for the additive production of three-dimensional objects by successive layerwise selective exposure and consequent successive layerwise selective solidification of construction material layers of a construction material that can be solidified by means of an energy beam, comprising: —an exposure device, which is configured in order to generate an energy beam for the successive layerwise selective exposure and consequent successive layerwise selective solidification of construction material layers of a construction material that can be solidified by means of the energy beam, and—a measuring device for measuring a temperature, wherein the measuring device is configured in order to measure a temperature at at least one measurement point, the measurement point being assigned to at least one three-dimensional object formed at least partially from solidified construction material or to at least one object section formed in the scope of the additive production of an object to be produced additively.
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US2021039202A1
METHOD FOR OPERATING AT LEAST ONE APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021039202A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-11 Application Number: 17/072,291 Filing Date: 2020-10-16 Inventor: Döhler, Tim   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B23K26/342 Abstract: Method for operating at least one apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a powdered build material (3) which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (4), whereby waste thermal energy (WTE) is generated during operation of the at least one apparatus (1), characterized in that the waste thermal energy (WTE) is at least partly used for generating electrical or mechanical energy (EE, ME) by means of at least one energy converting device (15) and/or the waste thermal energy (WTE) is at least partly used for operating at least one thermal energy consuming device.
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US2021023620A1
Method For Producing A Three-Dimensional Component
Publication/Patent Number: US2021023620A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-28 Application Number: 17/060,745 Filing Date: 2020-10-01 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B22F3/105 Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional component by an electron-beam, laser-sintering or laser-melting process, in which the component is created by successively solidifying predetermined portions of individual layers of building material that can be solidified by being exposed to the effect of an electron-beam or laser-beam source (2) by melting on the building material, wherein thermographic data records are recorded during the production of the layers, respectively characterizing a temperature profile of at least certain portions of the respective layer, and the irradiation of the layers takes place by means of an electron beam or laser beam (3), which is controlled on the basis of the recorded thermographic data records in such a way that a largely homogeneous temperature profile is produced, wherein, to irradiate an upper layer, a focal point (4) of the electron beam or laser beam (3) is guided along a scanning path (17), which is chosen on the basis of the data record characterizing the temperature profile of at least certain portions of the layer lying directly thereunder or on the basis of the data records characterizing the temperature profiles of at least certain portions of the layers lying thereunder.
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US2021046547A1
POWDER MODULE FOR AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2021046547A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-18 Application Number: 17/078,358 Filing Date: 2020-10-23 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Schödel, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B22F3/105 Abstract: A powder module for an apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects, comprising a powder chamber limiting a powder room that can be filled with powdered construction material and a carrying device arranged in the powder room and limiting the powder room at the bottom, wherein between at least one powder chamber wall limiting the powder room and the carrying device a gap extending at least partially along the powder chamber wall limiting the powder room is formed, through which powdered construction material from the powder room can enter a powder module section lying below the carrying device, wherein the gap opens out into a receiving section of a receiving element arranged or formed on the powder chamber, wherein the receiving section is formed as or comprises an especially ring-shaped circumferential flow channel structure provided for receiving construction material from the gap.
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US10882135B2
Apparatus for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects
Publication/Patent Number: US10882135B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/041,607 Filing Date: 2018-07-20 Inventor: Bauer, Maximilian   Hertel, Kai   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/286 Abstract: An apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects includes a scanning unit configured to scan an energy beam over a build plane, and a focusing unit that includes an optical lens or lens system. The focusing unit may be configured to control a focal position of the energy beam based on calibration information. The focal position may be controlled by moving the focusing unit in the z-direction relative to the build plane without changing the focal length of the energy beam. Methods of calibrating such an apparatus may include moving a focusing unit in the z-direction relative to a build plane based on calibration information and scanning an energy beam over at least a portion of the build plane using a scanning unit, with the focusing unit being configured to control a focal position of the energy beam without changing the focal length of the energy beam.
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US10921238B2
Device for determining at least one component parameter of a plurality of, particularly additively manufactured, components
Publication/Patent Number: US10921238B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-16 Application Number: 16/189,161 Filing Date: 2018-11-13 Inventor: Pilzweger, Florian   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: G06K9/00 Abstract: Device (1) for determining at least one component parameter, particularly the density and/or a density-related parameter, of a plurality of, particularly additively manufactured, components (3), the device (1) comprising:—a supporting unit (2) configured to support a plurality of components (3) whose at least one component parameter is to be determined, the supporting unit (2) comprising a supporting unit base body (4) comprising a plurality of receiving sections (5) in a defined spatial relationship, whereby at least one receiving section (5) is configured to detachably receive a component (3) whose component parameter is to be determined; one component parameter of components (3) whose at least one component parameter is to be determined being received in respective receiving sections (5) of the supporting unit (2).
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US10933621B2
Apparatus for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects
Publication/Patent Number: US10933621B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-02 Application Number: 16/056,184 Filing Date: 2018-08-06 Inventor: Schödel, Frank   Pontiller-schymura, Peter   Eichenberg, Boris   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B33Y30/00 Abstract: Apparatus (1, 14) for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material (3) which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (4), wherein the energy beam (4) is guided onto a build plane (5) via an irradiation device (6), wherein an evaluation unit (11) is provided that is adapted to determine spectral information of radiation (12) emitted in the manufacturing process.
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US10914626B2
Portable measuring unit
Publication/Patent Number: US10914626B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-09 Application Number: 16/104,515 Filing Date: 2018-08-17 Inventor: Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: G01J1/42 Abstract: Portable measuring unit (1) for performing a measuring process for an apparatus for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam, with a holding unit (2) configured for holding an image detection unit (3) in a position relative to a sample, wherein the image detection unit (3) is configured to measure an irradiation pattern of the sample (10) previously irradiated by the apparatus, wherein the portable measuring unit (1) is arbitrarily assignable to the or an apparatus.
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US10919226B2
Powder module for an apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects
Publication/Patent Number: US10919226B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-16 Application Number: 16/863,424 Filing Date: 2020-04-30 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Schödel, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/255 Abstract: A powder module for an apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects may include a powder chamber defining a powder room configured to receive a powdered construction material, a support structure configured to support the powder chamber, a carrying device disposed within the powder room and defining a bottom portion of the powder room, the carrying device being movably supported relative to the powder chamber, and a drive device configured to move the carrying device relative to the powder chamber. A maximum traveling distance of the carrying device may be from 800 millimeters to 2,000 millimeters. An apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects may include an aforementioned powder module.
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US2021016513A1
Apparatus For Additively Manufacturing Three-Dimensional Objects
Publication/Patent Number: US2021016513A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-21 Application Number: 17/063,944 Filing Date: 2020-10-06 Inventor: Bechmann, Florian   Bokkes, Tobias   Schumann, Philipp   Popp, Alexandra   Ebert, Marie-christin   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: An apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects may include a first detection device configured to detect a first process parameter during operation of the apparatus, and to generate a first data set comprising information relating to the first process parameter, a second detection device configured to detect a second process parameter during operation of the apparatus, and to generate a second data set comprising information relating to the second process parameter; and a data processing device configured to determine a mutual dependency between the first process parameter and the second process parameter based at least in part on the first data set and the second data set. The mutual dependency may include a possible influence or a real influence of the first process parameter on the second process parameter. The first process parameter may include a chemical parameter and/or a physical parameter of an atmosphere within a process chamber of the apparatus. The second process parameter may include a chemical parameter, a geometrical parameter, and/or a physical parameter of build material during operation of the apparatus.
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US2021039165A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021039165A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-11 Application Number: 17/069,119 Filing Date: 2020-10-13 Inventor: Stammberger, Jens   Hofmann, Alexander   Winiarski, Daniel   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B22F3/105 Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus may include a process chamber, a coating device, a shielding device, and a guiding device. The process chamber may include first and second working plane areas. The first working plane area may include a construction plane, and the second working plane area may house at least a part of the guiding device. The coating device may include a coating element assembly group that is, movably supported relative to the construction plane by the guiding device, and at least one coating element configured to form construction material layers in the construction plane. The shielding device may shield the second working plane area from intrusion of construction material or impurities from the first working plane area. The shielding device may include a shielding band, and the shielding band may be coupled for movement with the coating element assembly group. The shielding band may be guided movably along a plurality of supporting points that define an interior region of the second working plane area, and the guiding device may be arranged or formed above the first working plane area.
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US10953437B2
Screening device for the generative manufacturing of components
Publication/Patent Number: US10953437B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-23 Application Number: 16/080,184 Filing Date: 2017-02-02 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Schödel, Frank   Assignee: Concept Laser GMBH   IPC: B07B13/16 Abstract: The invention concerns a sieve device for use in a device for generative manufacture of components by means of successive solidification of individual layers of powdered solidifiable construction material by exposure to radiation through sector by sector melting or fusing and binding of the construction material the sieve device is configured at least in sections to be inclined in a way that the construction material after appearance on the sieve slows or is reduced to a lower velocity over the surface of the sieve.
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US2020061926A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2020061926A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-27 Application Number: 16/291,088 Filing Date: 2019-03-04 Inventor: Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object (2) by means of successive layerwise selective consolidation of layers of build material (3), the apparatus (1) comprising a number of functional devices (7-10) operable at a defined operating voltage level, whereby the apparatus (1) comprises at least one voltage control device (13) configured to change the voltage level of a supply voltage (14) supplyable or supplied to the apparatus (1) from an electrical energy supply grid (15) from a supply grid voltage level different from the defined operating voltage level of the number of functional devices (7-10) of the apparatus (1) to the or a voltage level equal to the defined operating voltage level of the number of functional devices (7-10) of the apparatus (1).
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US2020114580A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020114580A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-16 Application Number: 16/294,063 Filing Date: 2019-03-06 Inventor: Hunze, Stephan   Junge, Jens   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/268 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective consolidation of layers of a build material (3) which can be consolidated by means of an energy source (4), which apparatus (1) comprises an optical unit (10) with at least one optical surface (9) arranged in a process chamber (6) of the apparatus (1), wherein the apparatus (1) comprises at least one determination device (12) with at least one light source (13) and at least one determination unit (14) adapted to determine at least one radiation parameter of radiation (15) emitted from the light source (13) and reflected at the optical surface (9) of the optical unit (10), wherein the determination device (12) is adapted to determine at least one condition information of the optical unit (10) based on the determined radiation parameter.
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US2020139632A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020139632A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-07 Application Number: 16/292,332 Filing Date: 2019-03-05 Inventor: Schulz, Thomas   Hunze, Stephan   Junge, Jens   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam, which apparatus comprises an irradiation device adapted to guide an energy beam across a build plane, wherein a calibration device is provided comprising a positioning unit, a determination unit and a calibration unit, preferably arranged in a process chamber of the apparatus, that is adapted to at least partially reflect the energy beam, wherein the irradiation device is adapted to guide the energy beam to the calibration unit for generating a reflected part of the energy beam, wherein the positioning unit is adapted to position the irradiation device dependent on at least one parameter of the reflected part of the energy beam determined via the determination unit.
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US2020130275A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2020130275A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-30 Application Number: 16/294,836 Filing Date: 2019-03-06 Inventor: Braunroth, Domenik   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/329 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing a three-dimensional object (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of build material (4) which can be consolidated by means of at least one energy beam (5), the apparatus (1) comprising a build material application device (7) configured to apply an amount of build material (4) in a build plane (BP) of the apparatus (1) so as to form a build material layer (3) which is to be selectively irradiated and consolidated by means of the at least one energy beam (5), wherein the build material application device (7) comprises: a build material conveying unit (9) comprising at least one, particularly band- or belt-like, conveying element (11), the conveying element (11) being operable to convey build material (4) along a build material conveying path (CP) above the build plane (BP) of the apparatus (1); and a recoating unit (10) comprising at least one recoating element (20) being operable to apply an amount of build material (4) in the build plane (BP) of the apparatus (1) so as to form build material layer (3) which is to be is to be selectively irradiated and consolidated by means of the at least one energy beam (5).
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US2020047415A1
Apparatus for Additively Manufacturing Three-Dimensional Objects
Publication/Patent Number: US2020047415A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 16/536,477 Filing Date: 2019-08-09 Inventor: Döhler, Tim   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/386 Abstract: Apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, comprising a build material application unit that is adapted to receive, in particular powdery, build material and adapted to apply at least one build material layer in a build plane, wherein a determination device with at least one determination unit connected in advance to the build material application unit with respect to the build material flow direction, wherein the determination unit is adapted to determine at least one build material parameter of at least one part of the build material provided to the build material application unit.
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