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US10914626B2
Portable measuring unit
Publication/Patent Number: US10914626B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-09 Application Number: 16/104,515 Filing Date: 2018-08-17 Inventor: Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: G01J1/42 Abstract: Portable measuring unit (1) for performing a measuring process for an 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 by means of an energy beam, with a holding unit (2) configured for holding an image detection unit (3) in a position relative to a sample, wherein the image detection unit (3) is configured to measure an irradiation pattern of the sample (10) previously irradiated by the apparatus, wherein the portable measuring unit (1) is arbitrarily assignable to the or an apparatus.
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EP3778198A1
DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3778198A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-17 Application Number: 20199368.0 Filing Date: 2016-11-24 Inventor: Bechmann, Florian   Herzog, Frank   Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C67/00 Abstract: Die Erfindung betrifft eine Vorrichtung 1 zur Herstellung dreidimensionaler Objekte 2 durch sukzessives Verfestigen von Schichten eines pulverförmigen, mittels Strahlung, insbesondere elektromagnetischer Strahlung oder Teilchenstrahlung verfestigbaren Aufbaumaterials 3 an den dem jeweiligen Querschnitt des Objektes entsprechenden Stellen, insbesondere SLM- oder SLS-Vorrichtung, mit einem Gehäuse 7, in welchem eine Prozesskammer 8 und wenigstens eine Baukammer 5, 6 angeordnet sind, mit einer Tragevorrichtung 9 zum Tragen des Objektes 2 innerhalb der Baukammer 5, 6, einer Dosierkammer 4 zum Bevorraten des Aufbaumaterials 3, einer Beschichtungsvorrichtung 10 zum Aufbringen des Aufbaumaterials 3 und einer Bestrahlungsvorrichtung 11 zum Bestrahlen der aufgetragenen Schichten des Aufbaumaterials 3, wobei die Beschichtungsvorrichtung 10 wenigstens über der Baukammer 5, 6 hin und her verfahrbar gelagert ist, wozu die Beschichtungsvorrichtung 10 wenigstens einseitig in einer Führungseinrichtung gelagert ist, wobei die genannte und/oder eine weitere Führungsvorrichtung für weitere innerhalb der Prozesskammer 8 verfahrbare Elemente als im Deckenbereich 14 der Prozesskammer 8 angeordnete, insbesondere hängende Gantry 15, 25 ausgebildet ist.
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US2021053288A1
PLANT FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021053288A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-25 Application Number: 17/091,857 Filing Date: 2020-11-06 Inventor: Bechmann, Florian   Hetzel, Ralf   Stammberger, Jens   Zeulner, Fabian   Hofmann, Alexander   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/255 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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US2020061926A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: US2020061926A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-27 Application Number: 16/291,088 Filing Date: 2019-03-04 Inventor: Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object (2) by means of successive layerwise selective consolidation of layers of build material (3), the apparatus (1) comprising a number of functional devices (7-10) operable at a defined operating voltage level, whereby the apparatus (1) comprises at least one voltage control device (13) configured to change the voltage level of a supply voltage (14) supplyable or supplied to the apparatus (1) from an electrical energy supply grid (15) from a supply grid voltage level different from the defined operating voltage level of the number of functional devices (7-10) of the apparatus (1) to the or a voltage level equal to the defined operating voltage level of the number of functional devices (7-10) of the apparatus (1).
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US10828835B2
Unpacking device for unpacking an additively manufactured three-dimensional object from the surrounding construction material
Publication/Patent Number: US10828835B2 Publication Date: 2020-11-10 Application Number: 15/811,485 Filing Date: 2017-11-13 Inventor: Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/379 Abstract: An unpacking device (4) for unpacking an additively manufactured three-dimensional object (2) from the unsolidified construction material (3) surrounding it after completion of an additive construction process, comprising a suction and/or blower device (12) which comprises at least one suction and/or blower tool (10) with a suction and/or blower tool body (12), wherein the geometric structural design of the suction and/or blower tool body (13) can be or is adapted to at least a partial area of the geometric structural design of an additively manufactured three-dimensional object (2) to be unpacked.
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EP3613563A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT
Publication/Patent Number: EP3613563A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-26 Application Number: 18190815.3 Filing Date: 2018-08-24 Inventor: Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/264 Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object (2) by means of successive layerwise selective consolidation of layers of build material (3), the apparatus (1) comprising a number of functional devices (7 - 10) operable at a defined operating voltage level, whereby the apparatus (1) comprises at least one voltage control device (13) configured to change the voltage level of a supply voltage (14) supplyable or supplied to the apparatus (1) from an electrical energy supply grid (15) from a supply grid voltage level different from the defined operating voltage level of the number of functional devices (7 - 10) of the apparatus (1) to the or a voltage level equal to the defined operating voltage level of the number of functional devices (7 - 10) of the apparatus (1).
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EP3321070B1
UNPACKING DEVICE FOR UNPACKING AN ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FROM THE SURROUNDING CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
Publication/Patent Number: EP3321070B1 Publication Date: 2020-06-24 Application Number: 17186476.2 Filing Date: 2017-08-16 Inventor: Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C64/393
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EP3613561A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3613561A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-26 Application Number: 18190313.9 Filing Date: 2018-08-22 Inventor: Klaußner, Tim   Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/153 Abstract: Apparatus (11) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material (19) which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, wherein a position determination device (1) is provided that is adapted to determine position data relating to a position of at least one part (3) of at least one object (2) based on a detection of a reflected part (8) of an energy beam (16) or a measurement beam (5) that is reflected at the at least one part (3) of the at least one object (2).
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EP3597401A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3597401A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-22 Application Number: 19194706.8 Filing Date: 2017-08-25 Inventor: Zeulner, Fabian   Dicken, Christian   Hunze, Stephan   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 (3) which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (4), wherein a measuring unit (5) is provided that is configured to generate information relating to a collimated part (6) of the energy beam (4) and information relating to a focused part (7) of the energy beam (4).
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US2020061925A1
APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020061925A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-27 Application Number: 16/290,961 Filing Date: 2019-03-04 Inventor: Klaußner, Tim   Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Apparatus (11) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material (19) which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, wherein a position determination device (1) is provided that is adapted to determine position data relating to a position of at least one part (3) of at least one object (2) based on a detection of a reflected part (8) of an energy beam (16) or a measurement beam (5) that is reflected at the at least one part (3) of the at least one object (2).
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EP3722079A1
METHOD FOR CALIBRATING AN IRRADIATION DEVICE OF AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3722079A1 Publication Date: 2020-10-14 Application Number: 19168507.2 Filing Date: 2019-04-10 Inventor: Zeulner, Fabian   Dicken, Christian   Kleinschmidt, Ann-kathrin   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B29C64/277 Abstract: Method for calibrating an irradiation device of an apparatus 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 at least two energy beams, wherein the at least two energy beams are guided via at least two irradiation units, wherein at least two calibration patterns (3 - 5, 14 - 18), particularly a pattern series (2, 21), are generated in a calibration specimen (1) comprising an at least partially overlapping, particularly complementary, first sub-pattern (6, 7, 19, 20) and second sub-pattern (6, 7, 19, 20), wherein the first sub-pattern (6, 7, 19, 20) is generated via the first irradiation unit and the second sub-pattern (6, 7, 19, 20) is generated via the second irradiation unit and calibration information is determined relating to a calibration status of the two irradiation units based on the at least two calibration patterns (3 - 5, 14 - 18).
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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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US10780522B2
Method for automatable or automated determination of the focal position of a laser beam generated by an exposure device
Publication/Patent Number: US10780522B2 Publication Date: 2020-09-22 Application Number: 15/809,883 Filing Date: 2017-11-10 Inventor: Bechmann, Florian   Stark, Markus   Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH   IPC: B23K26/03 Abstract: A method for automatable or automated determination of the focal position of a laser beam (2) including the following steps: —arranging a substrate (10) in a first exposure position (z1), and exposing the substrate (10) with at least one exposure vector (13) in the first exposure position (z1), —moving the substrate (10) into several other exposure positions, in which the substrate (10) is respectively arranged in another certain z-axis position (zn) relative to the reference point (11), and respectively exposing the substrate (10) with at least one exposure vector (13) in the respective other exposure positions (zn), —optically evaluating the exposure pattern (12) by detecting different contrast sections in the exposure pattern (12) that can be optically detected, —determining the focal position of the laser beam (2) based on the detected optical contrast sections.
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EP3245043B1
DEVICE FOR THE ADDITIVE PRODUCTION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL COMPONENTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3245043B1 Publication Date: 2020-06-10 Application Number: 16700695.6 Filing Date: 2016-01-12 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Bakkes, Tobias   Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C67/00
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EP3439854B1
METHOD FOR CALIBRATING AT LEAST ONE SCANNING SYSTEM OF AN SLS OR SLM INSTALLATION
Publication/Patent Number: EP3439854B1 Publication Date: 2020-08-05 Application Number: 17703945.0 Filing Date: 2017-02-02 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C64/153
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US2020324485A1
METHOD FOR CALIBRATING AN IRRADIATION DEVICE OF AN APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020324485A1 Publication Date: 2020-10-15 Application Number: 16/838,052 Filing Date: 2020-04-02 Inventor: Zeulner, Fabian   Dicken, Christian   Kleinschmidt, Ann-kathrin   Assignee: General Electric Company   IPC: B29C64/393 Abstract: Methods for calibrating an irradiation device of an apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects by successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material consolidated by at least two energy beams are provided. The at least two energy beams may be guided via at least two irradiation units. The method may comprise: generating at least two calibration patterns in a calibration specimen comprising an at least partially overlapping first sub-pattern and second sub-pattern, wherein the first sub-pattern is generated via the first irradiation unit and the second sub-pattern is generated via the second irradiation unit and determining calibration information relating to a calibration status of the two irradiation units based on the at least two calibration patterns. Systems and apparatus for performing such a method are also generally provided.
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EP3393756B1
DEVICE FOR PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3393756B1 Publication Date: 2020-11-11 Application Number: 16801209.4 Filing Date: 2016-11-24 Inventor: Bechmann, Florian   Herzog, Frank   Zeulner, Fabian   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C67/00
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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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EP3291966B1
DEVICE FOR PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS BY SUCCESSIVELY SOLIDIFYING LAYERS AND AN ASSOCIATED METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: EP3291966B1 Publication Date: 2020-04-29 Application Number: 16713437.8 Filing Date: 2016-03-31 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Zeulner, Fabian   Lippert, Markus   Stammberger, Jens   Diller, Christian   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C67/00
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EP3670151A1
DEVICE AND AN ASSOCIATED METHOD FOR PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS BY SOLIDIFYING LAYERS ONE AFTER THE OTHER
Publication/Patent Number: EP3670151A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-24 Application Number: 20156686.6 Filing Date: 2016-03-31 Inventor: Herzog, Frank   Bechmann, Florian   Lippert, Markus   Zeulner, Fabian   Stammberger, Jens   Diller, Christian   Assignee: CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GmbH   IPC: B29C64/214 Abstract: Die Erfindung betrifft eine Vorrichtung zum Herstellen von dreidimensionalen Objekten durch aufeinanderfolgendes Verfestigen von Schichten eines mittels Strahlung verfestigbaren Aufbaumaterials an dem den jeweiligen Querschnitt des Objektes entsprechenden Stellen, mit einem eine Prozesskammer umfassenden Gehäuse, einem darin untergebrachten Baubehälter, einer Bestrahlungsvorrichtung zum Bestrahlen von Schichten des Aufbaumaterials an den dem jeweiligen Querschnitt des Objektes entsprechenden Stellen, einer Aufbringvorrichtung zum Aufbringen der Schichten des Aufbaumaterials auf eine Tragevorrichtung im Baubehälter oder eine zuvor gebildete Schicht, einer Dosiereinrichtung zum Zuführen des Aufbaumaterials, wobei die Aufbringvorrichtung ein Beschichterelement umfasst, dass das von der Dosiereinrichtung zugeführte Aufbaumaterial als dünne Schicht in einem Auftragbereich entlang einer linearen Auftragbewegung verteilt, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das Beschichterelement am Ende eines Beschichtungsvorganges für eine Schicht bei der Rückführung des Beschichterelementes 11 in eine Beschichtungsausgangslage eine Ausweich-Rückführbewegung (A,R,Z) ausführt, bei welcher das Beschichterelement 11 den Scannerstrahl-Raumbereich 30 zwischen der Bestrahlungsvorrichtung 17 und einer aufgebrachten Schicht nicht kreuzt.
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