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US10821673B2
Method for operating an apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects
Publication/Patent Number: US10821673B2 Publication Date: 2020-11-03 Application Number: 16/179,790 Filing Date: 2018-11-02 Inventor: Pontiller-schymura, Peter   Schödel, Frank   Eichenberg, Boris   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/153 Abstract: Method for operating at least one 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 source, wherein slice data are provided relating to an application of build material (3) in at least one section (14-18) of an object (2) to be built, wherein the slice data comprise a number of slices relating to corresponding layers of build material (3) to be applied, wherein the slice data comprise a number of first slices corresponding to a first section (14-18) of the object (2) and at least a number of second slices corresponding to at least a second section (14-18) of the object (2), wherein the number of first slices and the number of second slices differ.
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US2020353690A1
Method for Determining an Operational Parameter for an Imaging Device
Publication/Patent Number: US2020353690A1 Publication Date: 2020-11-12 Application Number: 16/868,698 Filing Date: 2020-05-07 Inventor: Wachter, Martin   Klaussner, Tim   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Method for determining an operational parameter for an imaging device for imaging at least one part of a build plane, in particular for a determination device for determining at least one parameter of an energy beam for an apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects, comprising the steps: determining at least one spot parameter that relates to an extension of a spot, in particular a spot of an energy beam, in a determination plane; determining a difference between the determined spot parameter and a nominal spot parameter; determining an imaging parameter of the imaging device based on the determined difference adjusting the imaging parameter based on the determined difference.
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US2020391291A1
METHOD FOR PRODUCING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL COMPONENT
Publication/Patent Number: US2020391291A1 Publication Date: 2020-12-17 Application Number: 17/003,424 Filing Date: 2020-08-26 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Berumen, Sebastian   Kruth, Jean Pierre   Craeghs, Tom   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   Katholieke Universiteit Leuven   IPC: B22F3/105 Abstract: Additive manufacturing systems may include a laser melting apparatus, a sensor device, and a visualization apparatus. A laser melting apparatus may form a three-dimensional component by exposing a powder bed to a beam of radiation based on build coordinates, with the beam of radiation providing an energy influx that generates a melt pool in a melt region of the powder bed. A sensor device may capture sensor values corresponding to the melt pool and/or the melt region. A visualization apparatus may display a representation of the three-dimensional component, with the display including the build coordinates and the sensor values in respect of a capture location thereof in the three-dimensional component. The displayed representation may be based on a display output that includes sensor values correlated with build coordinates.
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US10759117B2
Method for producing a three-dimensional component
Publication/Patent Number: US10759117B2 Publication Date: 2020-09-01 Application Number: 13/812,446 Filing Date: 2011-05-19 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Berumen, Sebastian   Kruth, Jean Pierre   Craeghs, Tom   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   Katholieke Universiteit Leuven   IPC: B29C64/386 Abstract: A method for producing a three-dimensional component by means of a laser melting process, in which the component is produced by consecutively solidifying individual layers made of building material by melting the building material, wherein said building material can be solidified by the action of radiation, wherein the melting area produced by a punctiform and/or linear energy input is detected by a sensor device and sensor values are derived therefrom in order to evaluate the component quality. The sensor values detected in order to evaluate the component quality are stored together with the coordinate values that locate the sensor values in the component and are displayed by means of a visualization unit in two- and/or multi-dimensional representation with respect to the detection location of the sensor values in the component.
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EP3678922A1
MATERIAL-OPTIMISED CONNECTION NODE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3678922A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-15 Application Number: 18769325.4 Filing Date: 2018-09-10 Inventor: Hasenauer, Thomas   Orloff, Sven   Dr.-ing., Hillebrecht Martin   Emmelmann, Claus   Beckmann, Frank   Assignee: EDAG Engineering GmbH   Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.   Constellium Singen GmbH   Concept Laser GmbH   BLM S.p.A.   IPC: B62D27/02
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US2020406984A1
Material-optimized connection node
Publication/Patent Number: US2020406984A1 Publication Date: 2020-12-31 Application Number: 16/645,182 Filing Date: 2018-09-10 Inventor: Hasenauer, Thomas   Orloff, Sven   Hillebrecht, Martin   Emmelmann, Claus   Beckmann, Frank   Assignee: EDAG Engineering GmbH   Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.   Constellium Singen GmbH   Concept Laser GmbH   BLM S.p.A   IPC: B62D27/02 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system consisting of a connection node and at least one first connection body, wherein: the connection node comprises a connection node central body, a first connection element for joining with the connection body, and at least one second connection element for joining with a second connection body; the first connection element and the second connection element are connected or may be connected to the connection node central body; and at least one portion of the connection node central body and/or of the first connection element and/or of the second connection element is manufactured by means of an additive process, for example 3D printing, or by means of a casting process.
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EP3135566B1
VEHICLE LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION STRUCTURE WITH FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING
Publication/Patent Number: EP3135566B1 Publication Date: 2020-11-25 Application Number: 15182959.5 Filing Date: 2015-08-28 Inventor: Dr.-ing., Hillebrecht Martin   Schmidt, Michael   Fritzsche, Eric   Dr.-ing., Breitenbach Frank   Prof., Dr.-ing. Emmelmann Claus   Herzog, Frank   Raso, Sergio   Assignee: EDAG Engineering GmbH   Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.   Concept Laser GmbH   BLM S.p.A.   IPC: B62D27/02
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US2019176399A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019176399A1 Publication Date: 2019-06-13 Application Number: 16/167,155 Filing Date: 2018-10-22 Inventor: Hunze, Stephan   Ebert, Marie-christin   Bokkes, Tobias   Zeulner, Fabian   Schumann, Philipp   Klaußner, Tim   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/286 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation (8) and consolidation of layers of a build material (3) which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, comprising a determination device (13) adapted to determine at least one parameter of radiation (8) emitted from a build plane (6), wherein an optical unit (19) is provided that is adapted to guide at least a part of the radiation (8) emitted from the build plane (6) to a determination unit (14, 15) of the determination device (13) and to reduce radiation (10) emitted from at least a central part of a consolidation zone (9) of the build plane (6) in the at least one guided part of the radiation (8).
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US2019375151A1
METHOD FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2019375151A1 Publication Date: 2019-12-12 Application Number: 16/278,046 Filing Date: 2019-02-15 Inventor: Winiarski, Daniel   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/153 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) by means of at least one energy beam (5), comprising irradiating and thereby consolidating an irradiation area (A) which is to be selectively irradiated and thereby consolidated of a first build material layer (3); and irradiating the irradiation area (A) of the second build material layer (3) in an area above the at least one sub-area (SA) of the irradiation area (A) of the first build material layer (3) in such a manner that the at least one sub-area (SA) of the irradiation area (A) of the first build material layer (3) is consolidated.
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US2019375162A1
METHOD FOR OPERATING AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019375162A1 Publication Date: 2019-12-12 Application Number: 16/277,977 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 source, wherein irradiation data define at least two regions (8, 9) of object data relating to a three-dimensional object (2), which regions (8, 9) are irradiated based on at least two different irradiation parameters.
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US2019375049A1
METHOD FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2019375049A1 Publication Date: 2019-12-12 Application Number: 16/277,973 Filing Date: 2019-02-15 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) comprises at least one irradiation area (IA) which is to be irradiated and consolidated by means of at least one energy beam (5), whereby the successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of respective irradiation areas (IA) is performed on basis of at least one irradiation parameter set (IPS) resulting in a specific amount of energy input into the irradiation area (IA) of a respective build material layer (3).
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US2019275586A1
BUILD MATERIAL APPLICATION DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2019275586A1 Publication Date: 2019-09-12 Application Number: 16/273,099 Filing Date: 2019-02-11 Inventor: Dering, Viktor   Hofmann, Alexander   Winiarski, Daniel   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B22F3/105 Abstract: Build material application device for additively manufacturing a three-dimensional object, the build material application device comprising: at least one blade-like build material application member; at least one support unit for supporting the blade-like build material application member, wherein the support unit comprises at least two support unit members defining a receiving section for receiving a blade-like build material application member, a first support unit member is moveably supported relative to a second support unit member between a first operating position, in which a holding force is exertable or exerted on a blade-like build material application member received in the receiving section, and a second operating position, in which no holding force is exertable or exerted on a blade-like build material application member received in the receiving section.
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US2019143606A1
METHOD FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019143606A1 Publication Date: 2019-05-16 Application Number: 16/186,406 Filing Date: 2018-11-09 Inventor: Hertel, Kai   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/393 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 by means of at least one energy beam (4), whereby each build material layer comprises at least one irradiation area (IA) which is to be selectively irradiated and thereby, selectively consolidated during the additive build-up of the three-dimensional object (2) to be additively manufactured, the irradiation area (IA) being subdivided into a number of irradiation sub-areas (ISA), wherein at least one irradiation sub-area (ISA) having the shape of a polygon, the polygon having at least five sides.
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US201930604A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US201930604A1 Publication Date: 2019-01-31 Application Number: 20/181,614 Filing Date: 2018-09-28 Inventor: Hofmann, Alexander   Winiarski, Daniel   Stammberger, Jens   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/255 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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JP2019137036A
METHOD FOR CALIBRATING AT LEAST ONE APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019137036A Publication Date: 2019-08-22 Application Number: 2018169494 Filing Date: 2018-09-11 Inventor: Fabian, Zeulner   Marie-christin, Ebert   Tobias, Bokkes   Martin, Wachter   Tim, Klaussner   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B33Y30/00 Abstract: To provide a method for calibrating an apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects, in which the calibration of a determination unit and/or an irradiation device is improved.SOLUTION: A method is provided for calibrating at least one 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 8. The energy beam can be generated via an irradiation element of an irradiation device 7 of the apparatus. A determination unit 2 is provided for determining at least one parameter of radiation 3 inside a process chamber 5. A calibration beam source 4 is arranged or generated inside the process chamber of the apparatus, in particular in a build plane 9 or a region above the build plane. At least one parameter, in particular the intensity, of radiation emitted by the calibration beam source is determined via the determination unit and in that the irradiation device and/or the determination unit are calibrated dependent on the at least one determined parameter.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1
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JP2019130883A
METHOD FOR DETERMINING AMOUNT OF BUILD MATERIAL WHICH IS TO BE APPLIED IN BUILD PLANE
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019130883A Publication Date: 2019-08-08 Application Number: 2018136589 Filing Date: 2018-07-20 Inventor: Tobias, Bokkes   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B33Y30/00 Abstract: To provide a method for determining an amount of build material which is to be applied in a build plane of an apparatus for additively manufacturing a three-dimensional object by means of selective irradiation and consolidation by means of an energy beam.SOLUTION: The method comprises the steps of: subdividing at least a part of the build plane BP of an apparatus, which is to be applied with a build material, which is to be selectively irradiated and consolidated during an additive manufacturing process of a three-dimensional object, into a plurality of build plane elements BPE; categorizing the build plane elements in a first category BPE1, which indicates that a respective build plane element is located in an area, which is to be selectively irradiated and consolidated during the selective irradiation and consolidation of the respective layer in the build plane, or categorizing in at least one second category BPE2, which indicates that a respective build plane element is not located in an area, which is to be selectively irradiated and consolidated during the selective irradiation and consolidation of the respective layer in the build plane; and determining the amount of build material, which is to be applied in the respective layer.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 2
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US201999949A1
POWDER MODULE DEVICE FOR AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US201999949A1 Publication Date: 2019-04-04 Application Number: 20/181,612 Filing Date: 2018-09-07 Inventor: Hofmann, Alexander   Stammberger, Jens   Diller, Christian   Gagel, Tobias   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B33Y40/00 Abstract: Powder module device (1) for an apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects by successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a powdered build material (2). The device includes a powder module (3), comprising a powder module base body (6) to receive a powdered build material (2), comprising wall elements delimiting a build material receiving volume (9) for receiving a powdered build material (2) and an opening (10) for introducing powdered build material (2) into the build material receiving volume (9); a lid (4), comprising a lid base body (11) connected to the powder module base body (6) so as to close the opening (10) of the powder module base body (6) in a closed state of the powder module device (1); and a sealing device (5) configured to seal between the powder module (3) and the lid (4) in the closed state of the powder module device (1).
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US201984238A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US201984238A1 Publication Date: 2019-03-21 Application Number: 20/181,613 Filing Date: 2018-09-19 Inventor: Zeulner, Fabian   Hofmann, Alexander   Hetzel, Ralf   Stammberger, Jens   Krause, Pascal   Wohlfarth, Dagmar   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B33Y30/00 Abstract: Apparatus (17, 24) 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, with a filter unit (4) adapted to filter residues from at least one stream of process gas (18), characterized by at least one positioning device (1, 25, 28) adapted to at least partly automatically transfer the filter unit (4) or at least a part of the filter unit between a disconnected state in which the filter unit (4) is disconnected from the stream of process gas (18) to a connected state in which the filter unit (4) is connected to the stream of process gas (18).
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US2019030604A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019030604A1 Publication Date: 2019-01-31 Application Number: 16/145,384 Filing Date: 2018-09-28 Inventor: Stammberger, Jens   Hofmann, Alexander   Winiarski, Daniel   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B22F3/105 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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US2019030815A1
APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019030815A1 Publication Date: 2019-01-31 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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