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US10821386B2
Apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects
Publication/Patent Number: US10821386B2 Publication Date: 2020-11-03 Application Number: 15/812,466 Filing Date: 2017-11-14 Inventor: Hofmann, Alexander   Stammberger, Jens   Hetzel, Ralf   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B01D46/00 Abstract: An apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects by successive, selective layer-by-layer exposure and thus successive, selective layer-by-layer solidification of construction material layers of construction material that can be solidified by means of an energy beam, comprising a filter device provided for filtering process gas arising in the course of performing additive construction processes in a process chamber of the apparatus, wherein the filter device comprises several filter modules with a filter module housing each, wherein every filter module housing comprises a filter body receiving room configured with a defined geometry provided for receiving a defined number of filter bodies configured with a defined geometry, wherein every filter module comprises connection interfaces on the filter module via which it is or can be connected, if required, to defined connection areas of a pipe structure of the apparatus that is or can be flown through by the process gas.
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US10821387B2
Apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects
Publication/Patent Number: US10821387B2 Publication Date: 2020-11-03 Application Number: 15/812,417 Filing Date: 2017-11-14 Inventor: Stammberger, Jens   Diller, Christian   Hetzel, Ralf   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B01D46/00 Abstract: An apparatus (1) for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2) by successive, selective layer-by-layer exposure and thus successive, selective layer-by-layer solidification of construction material layers of construction material (3) that can be solidified by means of an energy beam, comprising a pipe structure (12), and a filter device (7) that is connected to the pipe structure (12), provided for filtering the process gas (9), wherein the filter device (7) comprises several filter modules (14) that can be or are arranged exchangeably connected to the pipe structure (12).
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US10760958B2
Method for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects
Publication/Patent Number: US10760958B2 Publication Date: 2020-09-01 Application Number: 16/016,311 Filing Date: 2018-06-22 Inventor: Hetzel, Ralf   Hoch, Johanna   Batyi, Benjamin   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: G01J1/42 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively producing three-dimensional objects (2) by successive layer-by-layer selective exposure and, accompanying this, successive layer-by-layer selective solidification of construction material layers made of a construction material (3) that can be solidified by means of an energy beam (4), including an exposure device (6) which is configured to produce an energy beam (4) for successive layer-by-layer selective exposure and, accompanying this, successive layer-by-layer selective solidification of construction material layers made of a construction material (3) that can be solidified by means of the energy beam (4), a measuring device (13) that is assignable or assigned to the exposure device (6) and configured to measure the power of the energy beam (4) that is produced by the exposure device (6), wherein the measuring device (13) comprises a measuring element (15) that comprises an energy beam input face (16), and at least an energy beam widening device (17).
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US2020230883A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020230883A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-23 Application Number: 16/294,914 Filing Date: 2019-03-06 Inventor: Hofmann, Alexander   Hiemann, Denise   Hetzel, Ralf   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/343 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise consolidation of layers of a build material (3) which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, comprising a dose module (5) and a build module (6) and an application unit (8), wherein the application unit (8) is adapted to convey build material (3) from a dose plane (10) provided by the dose module (5) to a build plane (11) of the build module (6), wherein at least one buffer module (15) is provided, wherein the application unit (8) is adapted to convey build material (3) from a buffer plane (17) to the build plane (11), which buffer plane (17) is provided by the buffer module (15) in an operational state of the apparatus (1) in which the dose module (5) is not available, in particular during an exchange of the dose module (5), wherein the buffer plane (17) is smaller than the dose plane (10).
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EP3685990A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3685990A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-29 Application Number: 19153369.4 Filing Date: 2019-01-23 Inventor: Hiemann, Denise   Hofmann, Alexander   Hetzel, Ralf   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/153 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise consolidation of layers of a build material (3) which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, comprising a dose module (5) and a build module (6) and an application unit (8), wherein the application unit (8) is adapted to convey build material (3) from a dose plane (10) provided by the dose module (5) to a build plane (11) of the build module (6), wherein at least one buffer module (15) is provided, wherein the application unit (8) is adapted to convey build material (3) from a buffer plane (17) to the build plane (11), which buffer plane (17) is provided by the buffer module (15) in an operational state of the apparatus (1) in which the dose module (5) is not available, in particular during an exchange of the dose module (5), wherein the buffer plane (17) is smaller than the dose plane (10).
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EP3643434A1
UNPACKING STATION
Publication/Patent Number: EP3643434A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-29 Application Number: 19216946.4 Filing Date: 2017-08-15 Inventor: Bechmann, Florian   Zeulner, Fabian   Stammberger, Jens   Hetzel, Ralf   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B22F3/105 Abstract: Auspackstation (1) für eine Anlage zur additiven Herstellung dreidimensionaler Objekte (2), umfassend wenigstens eine Auspackeinrichtung (4) zum Auspacken eines additiv hergestellten dreidimensionalen Objekts (2) aus dem dieses nach Beendigung eines additiven Bauvorgangs umgebenden nicht verfestigten Baumaterial (3).
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EP3431261B1
DEVICE FOR ADDITIVES PRODUCTION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3431261B1 Publication Date: 2020-09-02 Application Number: 17182654.8 Filing Date: 2017-07-21 Inventor: Hetzel, Ralf   Hoch, Johanna   Batyi, Benjamin   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C64/264
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EP3650205A1
PLANT FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: EP3650205A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-13 Application Number: 18205551.7 Filing Date: 2018-11-10 Inventor: Kremer, Viktor   Krausser, Benjamin   Schmidbauer, Christoph   Hetzel, Ralf   Krause, Pascal   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/30 Abstract: Plant (1) for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object (2), comprising at least one process station (3a - 3c) being configured to perform an additive manufacturing process and/or at least one preprocessing process for an additive manufacturing process and/or at least one postprocessing process for an additive manufacturing process; at least one conveying device (19) configured to convey an item (20) between at least two positions (P1, P2) of the plant (1), the conveying device (19) comprising at least one conveying element (22), the at least one conveying element (22) being at least partially bound to ground (23), and at least one conveying carriage (24) being connectable or connected with the conveying element (22) so as to be moveable between at least two positions (P1, P2) of the plant (1), the at least one conveying carriage (24) comprising at least one supporting interface (25) for supporting at least one item (20).
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EP3650221A1
PLANT FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: EP3650221A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-13 Application Number: 18205552.5 Filing Date: 2018-11-10 Inventor: Kremer, Viktor   Krausser, Benjamin   Hetzel, Ralf   Schmidbauer, Christoph   Wohlfarth, Dagmar   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B33Y40/00 Abstract: Plant (1) for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object, comprising a at least one item transfer device (6) being configured to transfer an item (9) from a first item position and/or a first item orientation to a second item position and/or a second item orientation, wherein the at least one item transfer device (6) comprises at least one item transfer element (7) comprising a plurality of item transfer element members (8) being interconnected with each other via hinged connections.
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US2020147686A1
PLANT FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2020147686A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-14 Application Number: 16/293,564 Filing Date: 2019-03-05 Inventor: Kremer, Viktor   Schmidbauer, Christoph   Hetzel, Ralf   Wohlfarth, Dagmar   Krausser, Benjamin   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B22F3/00 Abstract: Plant (1) for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object, comprising a at least one item transfer device (6) being configured to transfer an item (9) from a first item position and/or a first item orientation to a second item position and/or a second item orientation, wherein the at least one item transfer device (6) comprises at least one item transfer element (7) comprising a plurality of item transfer element members (8) being interconnected with each other via hinged connections.
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US2020147685A1
PLANT FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2020147685A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-14 Application Number: 16/293,552 Filing Date: 2019-03-05 Inventor: Kremer, Viktor   Schmidbauer, Christoph   Hetzel, Ralf   Krause, Pascal   Krausser, Benjamin   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B22F3/00 Abstract: Plant (1) for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object (2), comprising at least one process station (3a-3c) being configured to perform an additive manufacturing process and/or at least one preprocessing process for an additive manufacturing process and/or at least one postprocessing process for an additive manufacturing process; at least one conveying device (19) configured to convey an item (20) between at least two positions (P1, P2) of the plant (1), the conveying device (19) comprising at least one conveying element (22), the at least one conveying element (22) being at least partially bound to ground (23), and at least one conveying carriage (24) being connectable or connected with the conveying element (22) so as to be moveable between at least two positions (P1, P2) of the plant (1), the at least one conveying carriage (24) comprising at least one supporting interface (25) for supporting at least one item (20).
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US10828834B2
Plant for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects
Publication/Patent Number: US10828834B2 Publication Date: 2020-11-10 Application Number: 15/812,359 Filing Date: 2017-11-14 Inventor: Bechmann, Florian   Hetzel, Ralf   Stammberger, Jens   Zeulner, Fabian   Hofmann, Alexander   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/20 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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EP3466569B1
DEVICE FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3466569B1 Publication Date: 2020-05-27 Application Number: 18200654.4 Filing Date: 2017-06-08 Inventor: Hetzel, Ralf   Stammberger, Jens   Zeulner, Fabian   Dr., Bechmann Florian   Hofmann, Alexander   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B22F3/105
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EP3488995A1
POWDER MODULE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3488995A1 Publication Date: 2019-05-29 Application Number: 17203531.3 Filing Date: 2017-11-24 Inventor: Hetzel, Ralf   Schmidbauer, Christoph   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C64/153 Abstract: Powder module (5), in particular for an apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2), which powder module (5) comprises a powder chamber (10) with at least one wall portion (11) defining a powder room, in which powder room a carrying element (9) is provided that is moveably supported relative to the powder chamber (10), at least one support unit (13) is adapted to provide a non-locating bearing of the carrying element (9) relative to the at least one wall portion (11).
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US2019160752A1
POWDER MODULE
Publication/Patent Number: US2019160752A1 Publication Date: 2019-05-30 Application Number: 16/157,820 Filing Date: 2018-10-11 Inventor: Hetzel, Ralf   Schmidbauer, Christoph   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/307 Abstract: Powder module (5), in particular for an apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2), which powder module (5) comprises a powder chamber (10) with at least one wall portion (11) defining a powder room, in which powder room a carrying element (9) is provided that is moveably supported relative to the powder chamber (10), at least one support unit (13) is adapted to provide a non-locating bearing of the carrying element (9) relative to the at least one wall portion (11).
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US2019184642A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019184642A1 Publication Date: 2019-06-20 Application Number: 16/167,203 Filing Date: 2018-10-22 Inventor: Schmidbauer, Christoph   Hetzel, Ralf   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/371 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 which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, which apparatus (1) comprises a process chamber (3) with at least one build plane (4) in which build material is directly irradiatable, characterized by at least one safety device (14) adapted to determine at least one chemical and/or at least one physical parameter, wherein the safety device (14) is adapted to control an access state of the process chamber (3) dependent on the determined chemical and/or physical parameter.
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EP3498457A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3498457A1 Publication Date: 2019-06-19 Application Number: 17207773.7 Filing Date: 2017-12-15 Inventor: Hetzel, Ralf   Schmidbauer, Christoph   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C64/153 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 which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, which apparatus (1) comprises a process chamber (3) with at least one build plane (4) in which build material is directly irradiatable, characterized by at least one safety device (14) adapted to determine at least one chemical and/or at least one physical parameter, wherein the safety device (14) is adapted to control an access state of the process chamber (3) dependent on the determined chemical and/or physical parameter.
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EP3431261A1
DEVICE FOR ADDITIVES PRODUCTION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3431261A1 Publication Date: 2019-01-23 Application Number: 17182654.8 Filing Date: 2017-07-21 Inventor: Hetzel, Ralf   Hoch, Johanna   Batyi, Benjamin   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C64/264 Abstract: Vorrichtung (1) zur additiven Herstellung dreidimensionaler Objekte (2) durch sukzessive schichtweise selektive Belichtung und damit einhergehende sukzessive schichtweise selektive Verfestigung von Baumaterialschichten aus einem vermittels eines Energiestrahls (4) verfestigbaren Baumaterial (3), umfassend: - eine Belichtungseinrichtung (6), welche zur Erzeugung eines Energiestrahls (4) zur sukzessiven schichtweisen selektiven Belichtung und damit einhergehenden sukzessiven schichtweisen selektiven Verfestigung von Baumaterialschichten aus einem vermittels des Energiestrahls (4) verfestigbaren Baumaterial (3) eingerichtet ist, - eine der Belichtungseinrichtung (6) zuordenbare oder zugeordnete Messeinrichtung (13), welche zur Messung der Leistung, insbesondere der Leistungsdichte, des von der Belichtungseinrichtung (6) erzeugten Energiestrahls (4) eingerichtet ist, wobei die Messeinrichtung (13) ein eine Energiestrahleintrittsfläche (16) umfassendes Messelement (15) umfasst, sowie wenigstens eine der Energiestrahleintrittsfläche (16) vorgeschaltet angeordnete oder ausgebildete Energiestrahlaufweitungseinrichtung (17), welche zur, insbesondere optischen, Aufweitung eines im Hinblick auf seine Leistung zu messenden Energiestrahls (4) eingerichtet ist.
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EP3432178A1
METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF AT LEAST ONE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3432178A1 Publication Date: 2019-01-23 Application Number: 17182656.3 Filing Date: 2017-07-21 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Lippert, Markus   Hetzel, Ralf   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: G06F21/10 Abstract: Method for controlling operating of at least one additive manufacturing apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a powdered build material which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam, comprising the steps of: - supplying authorization data (AD) which contains at least one authorization parameter that authorizes the operation of at least one additive manufacturing apparatus (1) or at least one functional unit (2 - 7) of the at least one additive manufacturing apparatus (1) from an external data supply source (10), - transmitting the authorization data (AD) from the external data supply source (10) to a control unit (8) of the at least one additive manufacturing apparatus (1), the control unit (8) being configured to control operation of the additive manufacturing apparatus (1) or the at least one functional unit (2 - 7) of the additive manufacturing apparatus (1), - controlling operation of the additive manufacturing apparatus (1) or the at least one functional unit (2 - 7) of the additive manufacturing apparatus (1) based on the transmitted authorization data (AD).
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EP3321007B1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3321007B1 Publication Date: 2019-11-20 Application Number: 17177223.9 Filing Date: 2017-06-21 Inventor: Hofmann, Alexander   Stammberger, Jens   Hetzel, Ralf   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B33Y30/00
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