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US2019022924A1
METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MACHINE-READABLE CONTROLLING AND/OR OPERATING MEANS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019022924A1 Publication Date: 2019-01-24 Application Number: 16/041,362 Filing Date: 2018-07-20 Inventor: Schumann, Philipp   Hertel, Kai   Voigt, Timo   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/135 Abstract: Method for producing a machine-readable controlling and/or operating means (M) for controlling and/or operating at least one functionality of an apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing a three-dimensional object (2) is provided which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (4), including: providing a specified data format, producing a provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM), checking if the produced provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM) fulfils at least one pre-defined certification criterion, and if the provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM) fulfils the at least one certification criterion, producing the machine-readable controlling and/or operating means (M) by providing at least one certification key (K) to the provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM).
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US2019022795A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019022795A1 Publication Date: 2019-01-24 Application Number: 16/041,607 Filing Date: 2018-07-20 Inventor: Bauer, Maximilian   Hertel, Kai   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B23K26/04 Abstract: Apparatus (1) 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, 5), wherein the apparatus (1) comprises a scanning unit (6) configured to scan the energy beam (4, 5) over at least a part of a build plane (7), a focusing unit (15) is provided that is configured to control a focal position (13, 14) of the energy beam (4, 5) via a positioning of at least one optical component of the focusing unit (15) and/or a positioning of the focusing unit (15) relative to the build plane (7).
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US2019232370A1
METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN AMOUNT OF BUILD MATERIAL WHICH IS TO BE APPLIED IN A BUILD PLANE
Publication/Patent Number: US2019232370A1 Publication Date: 2019-08-01 Application Number: 16/184,822 Filing Date: 2018-11-08 Inventor: Bokkes, Tobias   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B23K26/342 Abstract: Method for determining an amount of build material (3) which is to be applied in a build plane (BP) of an apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of build material (3) applied in the build plane (BP) of the apparatus (1) by means of at least one energy beam (4), the method comprising the steps of: subdividing at least a part of the build plane (BP), particularly the complete build plane (BP), of the apparatus (1), in which build plane (BP) build material (3), which is to be selectively irradiated and consolidated during an additive manufacturing process of at least one three-dimensional object (2) by means of the apparatus (1), is to be applied, into a plurality of build plane elements (BPE), categorizing the build plane elements (BPE) in a first category.
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US2019240907A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019240907A1 Publication Date: 2019-08-08 Application Number: 16/189,585 Filing Date: 2018-11-13 Inventor: Hunze, Stephan   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing 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 (5), wherein a determination device (6) is provided that is adapted to determine at least one parameter relating to a focal position (7) of the energy beam (5) and/or a deviation from a nominal focal position, wherein the determination is based on an angular deviation of at least one part of the energy beam (5) relative to a nominal angle.
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US2019240911A1
METHOD FOR DETERMINING POSITION DATA FOR AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019240911A1 Publication Date: 2019-08-08 Application Number: 16/189,210 Filing Date: 2018-11-13 Inventor: RÖblitz, Carsten   Hofmann, Alexander   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/245 Abstract: Method for determining position data for an apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective consolidation of layers (17-19, 21-23) of a build material (3) arranged in a build plane (4) essentially extending in x- and y-direction, which build material (3) can be consolidated by means of an energy source, wherein the build material (3) is carried by a carrying element (9) of a carrying unit (8), wherein the carrying element (9) is essentially movable in z-direction, wherein the z-direction is essentially perpendicular to the x- and y-direction, wherein position data relating to an x- and/or y-position of the carrying element (9) are determined for at least one z-position.
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US2019329493A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019329493A1 Publication Date: 2019-10-31 Application Number: 16/275,287 Filing Date: 2019-02-13 Inventor: Bokkes, Tobias   Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/268 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing 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 (5), which apparatus (1) comprises a determination device (8) that is adapted to determine at least one parameter relating to the energy beam (5), wherein the determination device (8) comprises at least one determination unit (9) adapted to determine at least one first parameter of a reflected part (10) of the energy beam (5), which is reflected at a build plane (7), wherein the determination device (8) is adapted to determine a difference between a reference parameter and the at least one first parameter of the reflected part (10).
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US2019366432A1
SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING A FUNCTIONAL COMPONENT OF AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2019366432A1 Publication Date: 2019-12-05 Application Number: 16/277,959 Filing Date: 2019-02-15 Inventor: DÖhler, Tim   Petersen, Martin   Kourkoutsaki, Theodosia   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B22F3/105 Abstract: Support structure (11) for supporting a functional component of an apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object (2) by means of successive layerwise selective consolidation of layers of a build material (3), wherein the support structure (11) comprises at least one support structure element which is built of a material or material structure having a coefficient of thermal expansion of 8×10−6 K−1 or below 8×10−6 K−1.
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US2019111625A1
PLANT FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019111625A1 Publication Date: 2019-04-18 Application Number: 16/129,939 Filing Date: 2018-09-13 Inventor: Bechmann, Florian   Diller, Christian   Stammberger, Jens   DÖhler, Tim   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/371 Abstract: Plant (1) for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2), comprising: at least one build apparatus (3) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a powdered build material (4) which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (5) and/or at least one apparatus (3) adapted to perform at least one pre-processing step of an additive manufacturing process and/or at least one apparatus (3) adapted to perform at least one post-processing step of an additive manufacturing process, whereby at least one control unit (6, 19, 22, 28) that is adapted to control a parameter of a fluid (7, 27) flowing alongside and/or through at least one component (8, 17, 20, 21) of the apparatus (3).
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US201922924A1
METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MACHINE-READABLE CONTROLLING AND/OR OPERATING MEANS
Publication/Patent Number: US201922924A1 Publication Date: 2019-01-24 Application Number: 20/181,604 Filing Date: 2018-07-20 Inventor: Hertel, Kai   Voigt, Timo   Schumann, Philipp   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B33Y30/00 Abstract: Method for producing a machine-readable controlling and/or operating means (M) for controlling and/or operating at least one functionality of an apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing a three-dimensional object (2) is provided which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (4), including: providing a specified data format, producing a provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM), checking if the produced provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM) fulfils at least one pre-defined certification criterion, and if the provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM) fulfils the at least one certification criterion, producing the machine-readable controlling and/or operating means (M) by providing at least one certification key (K) to the provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM).
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US2019084233A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019084233A1 Publication Date: 2019-03-21 Application Number: 16/117,507 Filing Date: 2018-08-30 Inventor: Pilzweger, Florian   Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/268 Abstract: Apparatus (13) for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (14) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material (15) which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (16), wherein the apparatus (13) comprises a measuring unit (1) configured to measure a path velocity of the energy beam (16) generated by a beam generating unit, wherein the measuring unit (1) comprises at least two measuring means (9, 10) located in measuring positions (3, 4) at a defined distance (5).
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US2019375161A1
METHOD FOR OPERATING AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019375161A1 Publication Date: 2019-12-12 Application Number: 16/277,967 Filing Date: 2019-02-15 Inventor: Werner, Jürgen   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Method for operating an apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing 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 at least one part of a first layer (7) is irradiated based on at least one first irradiation parameter and at least one part of a second layer (8) is irradiated based on at least one second irradiation parameter, wherein the at least one first irradiation parameter and the at least one second irradiation parameter are different for the at least two layers (7, 8).
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US2019111623A1
IRRADIATION DEVICE FOR AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019111623A1 Publication Date: 2019-04-18 Application Number: 16/132,282 Filing Date: 2018-09-14 Inventor: SchÖdel, Frank   Pontiller-schymura, Peter   Eichenberg, Boris   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/268 Abstract: Irradiation device (6) for an apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing 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), the irradiation device (6) being adapted for a successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material (3) by means of at least one energy beam (4), the irradiation device (6) comprising:—a plurality of beam generating units (7a-7c) each being adapted to generate at least one energy beam (4a-4c) of given beam properties, each beam generating unit (7a-7c) being couplable or coupled a with at least one beam guiding element (8a-8c),—a plurality of beam guiding elements (8a-8c), in particular beam guiding fibers, each beam guiding element being (8a-8c) couplable or coupled with at least one beam generating unit (7a-7c) and being couplable or coupled with at least one irradiation head (9),—at least one irradiation head (9), the at least one irradiation head (9) being couplable or coupled with the plurality of beam guiding elements (8a-8c), the at least on irradiation head (9) comprising at least one beam modifying unit (10), the beam modifying unit (10) being adapted to individually modify the beam properties of each of the energy beams (4a-4c) coupled into the irradiation head (9) by a respective beam guiding element (7a-8c).
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US2019099957A1
METHOD FOR OPERATING AT LEAST ONE APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019099957A1 Publication Date: 2019-04-04 Application Number: 16/124,135 Filing Date: 2018-09-06 Inventor: Pontiller-schymura, Peter   Eichenberg, Boris   SchÖdel, Frank   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/40 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 build material (3) which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (4), wherein at least one wall region (8, 11, 12) is built, limiting at least one, in particular chamber-like, build region (9) in the build plane (6), wherein the object (2) is built in the build region (9), wherein at least one support structure (10, 14-20) is additively built in the build region (9) via the energy beam (4), which support structure (10, 14-20) extends at least partly between the wall region (8, 11, 12) and at least one object (2) that is being built in the build region (9).
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US2019118483A1
METHOD FOR OPERATING AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019118483A1 Publication Date: 2019-04-25 Application Number: 16/165,500 Filing Date: 2018-10-19 Inventor: Hertel, Kai   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Method for operating at least one apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2-5) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers (6) of a build material which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (12), wherein at least one object (2-5) is being built by successively irradiating layers (6) of the object (2-5) in a build plane (13), wherein at least one part (16-31) of at least one layer (6) of the object (2-5) is assigned to be irradiated by a first energy beam (12) and at least one other part (16-31) of at least one layer (6) of the object (2-5) is assigned to be irradiated by another energy beam (12), wherein the parts (16-31) of layers (6) are assigned to be irradiated by one of the at least two energy beams (12) based on a Huffman coding.
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US2019118301A1
BUILD MATERIAL APPLICATION DEVICE FOR AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL COMPONENTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019118301A1 Publication Date: 2019-04-25 Application Number: 16/134,829 Filing Date: 2018-09-18 Inventor: Winiarski, Daniel   Stammberger, Jens   Pfister, Frank   Hofmann, Alexander   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B23K26/342 Abstract: Build material application device (6) for an apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional components 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), the build material application device (6) being configured to apply a layer of build material (3) in a build plane (7) of a respective apparatus (1), the build material application (6) device comprising at least one build material application member (10, 11), wherein the at least one build material application member (10, 11) is at least partially additively manufactured 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).
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US2019118262A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019118262A1 Publication Date: 2019-04-25 Application Number: 16/142,482 Filing Date: 2018-09-26 Inventor: Eichenberg, Boris   SchÖdel, Frank   Pontiller-schymura, Peter   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B22F3/105 Abstract: 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 inside a process chamber (5) of the apparatus by means of an energy beam, wherein the apparatus comprises a suction device (2) adapted to locally suck process gas capable of being loaded with particles and/or residues generated in a manufacturing process from a process chamber (5) of the apparatus, wherein the suction device (2) comprises a base body (7) defining an inner suction volume (8), wherein the base body (7) comprises at least one slit-like opening facing the inner suction volume (8), wherein the suction device (2) is adapted to suck process gas through the slit-like opening (9), in particular out of the process chamber (5).
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US2019143593A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019143593A1 Publication Date: 2019-05-16 Application Number: 16/154,620 Filing Date: 2018-10-08 Inventor: Kremer, Viktor   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/25 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 which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, which apparatus (1) comprises a tool carrier device (2) adapted to position at least one tool unit (3) inside a process chamber (4) of the apparatus (1), wherein the tool carrier device (2) comprises at least one, in particular exchangeable, tool unit (3) that is moveable between a retracted position in which the tool unit (3) is received in a tool housing (6) enclosing the tool unit (3) and an extended position in which the tool unit (3) is at least partly extended from the tool housing (6).
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US2019134715A1
POWDER MODULE
Publication/Patent Number: US2019134715A1 Publication Date: 2019-05-09 Application Number: 16/144,565 Filing Date: 2018-09-27 Inventor: Stammberger, Jens   Hofmann, Alexander   JÄger, Olaf   Stache, Lukas   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B22F7/08 Abstract: Powder module (1) for an apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects, the powder module (1) comprising a powder chamber (6) having a power chamber volume (7) and a carrying device (9), the carrying device (9) comprising: a carrying unit (8) being moveably supported along a motion axis between a first position, particularly a lower end position, and a second position, particularly an upper end position, relative to the powder chamber (6), a drive unit (10) for generating a drive force for moving the carrying unit (8) between the first position and the second position or vice versa, a coupling unit (11) for coupling the carrying unit (8) with the drive unit (10), and a second extension state, particularly corresponding to the second position of the carrying unit (8), a guiding unit (12) surrounding the coupling unit (11).
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US2019039319A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019039319A1 Publication Date: 2019-02-07 Application Number: 16/056,162 Filing Date: 2018-08-06 Inventor: Bechmann, Florian   Bokkes, Tobias   Schumann, Philipp   Popp, Alexandra   Ebert, Marie-christin   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material (3) which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (4), the apparatus comprising: a first detection device (15) adapted to detect at least one first process parameter (P1), particularly during operation of the apparatus (1), and to generate a first data set (DS1) comprising information relating to the detected first process parameter (P1); at least one second detection device (16) adapted to detect at least one second process parameter (P2), particularly during operation of the apparatus (1), and to generate at least one second data set (DS2) comprising information relating to the detected second process parameter (P2); a data processing device (18) adapted to link the first data set (DS1) with the at least one second data set (DS1).
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US2019283134A1
METHOD FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2019283134A1 Publication Date: 2019-09-19 Application Number: 16/273,131 Filing Date: 2019-02-11 Inventor: Hertel, Kai   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B22F3/105 Abstract: Method for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object whereby a process gas stream streams across the build plane (BP), whereby the process gas stream is adapted to transport respective fume particles from a layer of build material (3) which are generated during selective irradiation and consolidation of the respective layer of build material (3); wherein it is determined that the process gas stream fulfils a pre-definable or pre-defined scheduling criterion; wherein the start time for starting irradiating and consolidating of a first area (A1) and/or the start time for starting irradiating and consolidating the at least one further area (A2, An) is determined on the basis of the determination that the process gas stream has fulfilled the pre-definable or pre-defined scheduling criterion.
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