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EP3626368A1
SUPPORT FRAME STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING AT LEAST ONE FUNCTIONAL COMPONENT OF AN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3626368A1 Publication Date: 2020-03-25 Application Number: 18195494.2 Filing Date: 2018-09-19 Inventor: Kremer, Viktor   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B22F3/105 Abstract: Support frame structure (11) for supporting at least one functional component of an additive manufacturing apparatus (1), the support frame structure (11) comprising: a first support frame (12) comprising at least one support frame element (12a - 12d); at least one second support frame (13) comprising at least one support frame element (13a - 13d), the second support frame (13) being configured to support at least one functional component of the or an additive manufacturing apparatus (1) the support frame structure (11) is assigned to, the second support frame (13) being connected with the first support frame (12) in a defined operating orientation and/or operating position; at least one compensation element (17) configured to compensate for, particularly process-induced, thermal expansion effects of the first and/or second support frame (12, 13).
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EP3599082A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3599082A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-29 Application Number: 18186172.5 Filing Date: 2018-07-27 Inventor: Pröbstle, Martin   Appel, Peter   Mahr, Jochen   Strößner, Johannes   Rommel, Daniel   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/371 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2, 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 source, which apparatus (1) comprises a stream generating device (6) that is adapted to generate a gas stream (7, 7') inside a process chamber (5) of the apparatus (1), wherein the stream generating device (6) is adapted to control at least one parameter relating to a composition of the gas stream (7, 7').
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US202050169A1
METHOD FOR CALIBRATING AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US202050169A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 20/191,629 Filing Date: 2019-03-03 Inventor: Hiemann, Denise   Petratschek, André   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: G05B19/401
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US202047409A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US202047409A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 20/191,629 Filing Date: 2019-03-06 Inventor: DÖhler, Tim   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 source (4), comprising a build material application unit (9) that is adapted to receive, in particular powdery, build material (3) and adapted to apply at least one build material layer in a build plane (8), wherein a determination device (17) with at least one determination unit (18) connected in advance to the build material application unit (9) with respect to the build material flow direction (20), wherein the determination unit (18) is adapted to determine at least one build material parameter of at least one part of the build material (3) provided to the build material application unit (9).
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US202047416A1
METHOD FOR OPERATING AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US202047416A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 20/191,629 Filing Date: 2019-03-03 Inventor: GÜnther, Benjamin   Petratschek, André   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B22F3/105 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 energy beam (4) is guided along at least one track segment (13, 16-18) in the build plane based on irradiation data generated based on a space-filling curve.
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US10723070B2
Production system for the simultaneous, rapid manufacturing of several components
Publication/Patent Number: US10723070B2 Publication Date: 2020-07-28 Application Number: 15/526,727 Filing Date: 2015-11-05 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/153 Abstract: A production system for simultaneous additive manufacturing of several components using selective laser sintering or laser melting methods, wherein in at least one production processing section at least two construction apparatuses in the form of SLM and/or SLS apparatuses are provided, each having at least one construction container that can be removed from a process chamber of the apparatuses, at least one removal station for extracting a finished component from a construction container, at least one post-processing station for thermal and/or mechanical surface post-treatment of finished removed components, and at least one storage section for storing the components.
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US2020094482A1
METHOD FOR CALIBRATING AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020094482A1 Publication Date: 2020-03-26 Application Number: 16/291,743 Filing Date: 2019-03-04 Inventor: DÖhler, Tim   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Method for calibrating an apparatus (1) 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 (3), comprising the steps: providing at least one calibration source (8, 9, 10) in a calibration plane (16) imaging the calibration source (8, 9, 10) to an actual position (18) in a determination plane (15) comprising at least two determination regions (19-27), preferably with given coordinates, in particular arranged in a grid-like pattern moving the image (28) of the calibration source (8, 9, 10) from the actual position (18) in at least one direction (29, 32, 34, 35) across the determination plane (15) until the image (28) passes from the actual determination region (19-27) into another determination region (19-27) determining a distance information indicating a defined distance (30, 33, 36, 37) the image (28) is moved determining the actual position (18) of the image (28) based on the determined distance information.
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US2020086570A1
SUPPORT FRAME STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING AT LEAST ONE FUNCTIONAL COMPONENT OF AN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020086570A1 Publication Date: 2020-03-19 Application Number: 16/291,099 Filing Date: 2019-03-04 Inventor: Kremer, Viktor   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/25 Abstract: Support frame structure (11) for supporting at least one functional component of an additive manufacturing apparatus (1), the support frame structure (11) comprising: a first support frame (12) comprising at least one support frame element (12a-12d); at least one second support frame (13) comprising at least one support frame element (13a-13d), the second support frame (13) being configured to support at least one functional component of the or an additive manufacturing apparatus (1) the support frame structure (11) is assigned to, the second support frame (13) being connected with the first support frame (12) in a defined operating orientation and/or operating position; at least one compensation element (17) configured to compensate for, particularly process-induced, thermal expansion effects of the first and/or second support frame (12, 13).
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US2020050169A1
METHOD FOR CALIBRATING AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020050169A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 16/290,947 Filing Date: 2019-03-03 Inventor: Petratschek, André   Hiemann, Denise   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: G05B19/401 Abstract: Method for calibrating an apparatus (1) 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 (2-5), which apparatus (1) comprises at least two irradiation units (7-10), each adapted to generate an energy beam (2-5), wherein each irradiation unit (7-10) is adapted to guide the corresponding energy beam (2-5) across an individual guiding region (21, 23, 25, 27) in a build plane (11), wherein at least two guiding regions (21, 23, 25, 27) overlap in at least one overlap region (29-33), comprising the steps: generating at least one calibration pattern (14-17) in the at least one overlap region (29-33) via each of the at least two energy beams (2-5), wherein the at least two calibration patterns (14-17) are generated in defined relative positions forming a superordinate pattern (18) in the at least one overlap region (29-33) determining a calibration status of the at least two irradiation units (7-10) based on a calibration information relating to the spatial arrangement of the at least two calibration patterns (14-17) in the superordinate pattern (18), in particular the relative position adjusting the at least one irradiation unit (7-10) dependent on the calibration status.
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US2020139628A1
DETERMINATION DEVICE FOR DETERMINING AT LEAST ONE PARAMETER OF AN ENERGY BEAM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020139628A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-07 Application Number: 16/294,859 Filing Date: 2019-03-06 Inventor: Hunze, Stephan   Junge, Jens   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/268 Abstract: Determination device (1) for determining at least one parameter of an energy beam (5) for an apparatus (3) 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 (5), wherein the determination device (1) comprises a beam guiding element (12) adapted to guide the energy beam (5) to a determination unit (7) which is adapted to determine at least one parameter of the energy beam (5), wherein the determination unit (7) and the beam guiding element (12) are arranged as a determination assembly in a defined spatial arrangement relative to each other, wherein the determination assembly is movable, in particular rotatable, into at least a first and a second determination position, wherein the determination unit (7) is adapted to receive the energy beam (5) being guided to a first spatial position from the beam guiding element (12) in the first determination position and to receive the energy beam (5) being guided to a second spatial position from the beam guiding element (12) in the second determination position.
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US2020198238A1
BUILD MATERIAL HANDLING UNIT FOR A POWDER MODULE FOR AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020198238A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-25 Application Number: 16/293,635 Filing Date: 2019-03-05 Inventor: Eideloth, Dominik   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/307 Abstract: Build material handling unit (2) for a powder module (3) for an apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects, which apparatus is adapted to successively layerwise selectively irradiate and consolidate layers of a build material (4) which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, wherein the build material handling unit (2) is coupled or can be coupled with a powder module (3), wherein the build material handling unit (2) is adapted to level and/or compact a volume of build material (4) arranged inside a powder chamber (5) of the powder module (3) by controlling the gas pressure inside the powder chamber (5).
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US2020254748A1
POWDER MODULE FOR AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020254748A1 Publication Date: 2020-08-13 Application Number: 16/863,424 Filing Date: 2020-04-30 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Schödel, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B33Y50/02 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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US10821515B2
Powder module for an apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects
Publication/Patent Number: US10821515B2 Publication Date: 2020-11-03 Application Number: 15/663,703 Filing Date: 2017-07-28 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Schödel, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/245 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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US2020147879A1
PLANT FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2020147879A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-14 Application Number: 16/293,568 Filing Date: 2019-03-05 Inventor: Hofmann, Alexander   RÖblitz, Carsten   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/307 Abstract: Plant (1) for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object, comprising at least one process station (2) for an additive manufacturing process, wherein at least one functional component (4, 5), preferably a lifting device for a powder module (7), of the process station (2) is at least partially enclosed by a housing structure (3) of the process station (2), wherein the process station (2) is coupled or can be coupled with at least one powder module (7), wherein the housing structure (3) comprises at least one opening (6) for loading and/or unloading the at least one powder module (7) into or from the process station (2), wherein a platform (8) is provided that is arrangeable or arranged adjacent to the at least one opening (6), wherein the platform (8) comprises at least one positioning unit (10) with at least one positioning surface for positioning a module carrier (12) which is adapted to carry the at least one powder module (7)
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US2020122272A1
METHOD FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2020122272A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-23 Application Number: 16/294,413 Filing Date: 2019-03-06 Inventor: Werner, Jürgen   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B23K26/342 Abstract: Method for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of build material layers (3), whereby each build material layer (3) which is selectively irradiated and consolidated comprises at least one irradiation area (IA) which is irradiated and consolidated by means of at least one energy beam (5), wherein the irradiation area (IA) comprises at least one first sub-area (SA1) having a first heat conductance capability defined by its orientation and/or position relative to non-consolidated build material areas adjacent to the irradiation area (IA) and at least one second sub-area (SA2) having a second heat conductance capability higher than the first heat conductance capability of the first sub-area (SA1) defined by its orientation and/or position relative to non-consolidated build material areas adjacent to the irradiation area (IA), whereby for at least one irradiation area of at least one build material layer (3) which is to be selectively irradiated and consolidated a respective first sub-area (SA1) is irradiated before a respective second sub-area (SA2).
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US2020031055A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020031055A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-30 Application Number: 16/289,321 Filing Date: 2019-02-28 Inventor: Schumann, Philipp   Pickl, Wolfgang   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/386 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 source (4), wherein a determination device (7) is provided that comprises a first determination unit (8) and a second determination unit (9), wherein the first determination unit (8) is adapted to determine at least one first parameter of the object (2) during an additive manufacturing process and wherein the second determination unit (9) is adapted to determine at least one second parameter of the object (2) after the additive manufacturing process is finished, wherein the determination device (7) is adapted to compare the at least one first parameter and the at least one second parameter.
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US2020031050A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020031050A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-30 Application Number: 16/281,609 Filing Date: 2019-02-21 Inventor: Werner, Jürgen   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 (6, 6′) generated via an irradiation device (4), wherein the irradiation device (4) comprises at least one beam guiding unit (7, 7′) that is adapted to guide the energy beam (6, 6′) across a build plane (9) in which build material (3) is applied to be irradiated, wherein the at least one beam guiding unit (7, 7′) is arranged behind a point of impact (20) of the energy beam (6, 6′) in the build plane (9), in particular all possible points of impact (20), with respect to a streaming direction (16) of the gas stream (13) streaming over the build plane (9).
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US2020039149A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020039149A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-06 Application Number: 16/289,661 Filing Date: 2019-03-01 Inventor: Schumann, Philipp   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 source (4), wherein a control unit (6) is provided that is adapted to receive or generate encrypted object data relating to at least one three-dimensional object (2) to be built in a, in particular additive, manufacturing process performed on the apparatus (1), wherein the or a control unit (6) is adapted to decrypt the encrypted object data for performing the additive manufacturing process
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US2020047416A1
METHOD FOR OPERATING AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020047416A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 16/290,945 Filing Date: 2019-03-03 Inventor: Petratschek, André   GÜnther, Benjamin   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 energy beam (4) is guided along at least one track segment (13, 16-18) in the build plane based on irradiation data generated based on a space-filling curve.
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US2020114424A1
APPLICATION UNIT
Publication/Patent Number: US2020114424A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-16 Application Number: 16/294,053 Filing Date: 2019-03-06 Inventor: Schmidbauer, Christoph   Wohlfarth, Dagmar   Diller, Christian   Hiemann, Denise   Petratschek, André   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B22F3/105 Abstract: Application unit (1) for applying, in particular powdery, build material in a build plane (2) in a process chamber (3) of an apparatus (4) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects, which application unit (1) comprises an application element (5) carried by an application element carrier (6), characterized in that the application element (5) is coupled to the application element carrier (6) via at least one deflection unit (9).
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