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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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EP3610970A1
METHOD FOR CALIBRATING AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3610970A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-19 Application Number: 18188779.5 Filing Date: 2018-08-13 Inventor: Petratschek, André   Hiemann, Denise   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B22F3/105 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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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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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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EP3636416A1
ADAPTIVE RECOATER BLADE FOR A 3D PRINTER
Publication/Patent Number: EP3636416A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-15 Application Number: 18199717.2 Filing Date: 2018-10-10 Inventor: Schmidbauer, Christoph   Wohlfarth, Dagmar   Diller, Christian   Hiemann, Denise   Petratschek, André   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/214 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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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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US2019358897A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019358897A1 Publication Date: 2019-11-28 Application Number: 16/276,613 Filing Date: 2019-02-14 Inventor: Schumann, Philipp   Hiemann, Denise   BrÄuer, Marc   Windfelder, Johanna   Voigt, Timo   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/129 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers (3) of a build material (4) which can be consolidated by means of an energy source.
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EP3572211A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3572211A1 Publication Date: 2019-11-27 Application Number: 18173911.1 Filing Date: 2018-05-23 Inventor: Schumann, Philipp   Hiemann, Denise   Bräuer, Marc   Hoch, Johanna   Voigt, Timo   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C64/153 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers (3) of a build material (4) which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, which apparatus (1) comprises an application unit (12) that is adapted to apply build material (4) on a build plane (7) via an application element (13), wherein the application unit (12) is adapted to control an application velocity with which the application element (13) is moved across the build plane (7), wherein the application unit (12) is adapted to control the application velocity dependent on at least one application parameter.