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US20190022620A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190022620A1
Publication date: 2019-01-24
Application number: 16/137,690
Filing date: 2018-09-21
Abstract: In various embodiments, a microreactor features a corrosion-resistant microchannel network encased within a thermally conductive matrix material that may define therewithin one or more hollow heat-exchange conduits.
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US20190030800A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190030800A1
Publication date: 2019-01-31
Application number: 16/073,256
Filing date: 2016-05-12
Abstract: In an example of a three-dimensional (3D) printing method, a crystalline or semi-crystalline build material is applied. A temperature of the crystalline or semi-crystalline build material is maintained within 100° C. below a melting point of the crystalline or semi-crystalline build material. A melt flow property reduction agent is applied to at least a portion of the crystalline or semi-crystalline build material, and the at least the portion of the crystalline or semi-crystalline build material in contact with the melt flow property reduction agent melts or coalesces at the temperature. In an example of a three-dimensional (3D) printing method, a crystalline or semi-crystalline build material is applied. A temperature of the crystalline or semi-crystalline build material is maintained within 100° C. below a melting point of the crystalline or ...more ...less
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US20190025025A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190025025A1
Publication date: 2019-01-24
Application number: 16/130,387
Filing date: 2018-09-13
Inventor: Burrow, Lonnie  
Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a polymeric ammunition cartridge and methods of making and using the same. The cartridge includes a substantially cylindrical insert connected to a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body. The substantially cylindrical insert includes a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a substantially cylindrical coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, a primer flash hole positioned in the primer recess to extend through the bottom surface, and a flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface. The substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body includes a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end and a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end extends over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and covers a circumferential surface of the primer flash hole. One embodiment of the present invention provides a polymeric ammunition cartridge and methods of making and using the same. The cartridge includes a substantially cylindrical insert connected to a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body. The substantially cylindrical ...more ...less
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US20190025026A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190025026A1
Publication date: 2019-01-24
Application number: 16/123,223
Filing date: 2018-09-06
Inventor: Burrow, Lonnie  
Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method of making a polymeric ammunition cartridge having wicking texturing about the projectile aperture.
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US20190022751A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190022751A1
Publication date: 2019-01-24
Application number: 16/141,685
Filing date: 2018-09-25
Assignee: Arcam AB
Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for forming a three-dimensional article through successively depositing individual layers of powder material that are fused together so as to form the article, the method comprising the step of heating a first portion of a support surface while depositing a layer of powder material on a second portion of the support surface. The present invention relates to a method for forming a three-dimensional article through successively depositing individual layers of powder material that are fused together so as to form the article, the method comprising the step of heating a first portion of a support ...more ...less
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US20190022826A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190022826A1
Publication date: 2019-01-24
Application number: 16/070,316
Filing date: 2017-01-18
Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods of making a vitreous bond abrasive article and a metal bond abrasive article. The methods include sequential steps. Step a) includes a subprocess including sequentially: i) depositing a layer of loose powder particles in a confined region; and ii) selectively applying heat via conduction or irradiation, to heat treat an area of the layer of loose powder particles. The loose powder particles include abrasive particles and organic compound particles, as well as vitreous bond precursor particles or metal particles. The layer of loose powder particles has substantially uniform thickness. Step b) includes independently carrying out step a) a number of times to generate an abrasive article preform comprising the bonded powder particles and remaining loose powder particles. Step c) includes separating remaining loose powder particles from the abrasive article preform. Step d) includes heating the abrasive article preform to provide the vitreous bond abrasive article comprising the abrasive particles retained in a vitreous bond material, or to provide the metal bond abrasive article. A method of making a metal bond abrasive optionally includes infusing an abrasive article preform with a molten lower melting metal and solidifying the molten lower melting metal to provide the metal bond abrasive article. The present disclosure further provides a vitreous bond abrasive article precursor and a metal bond abrasive article precursor. The present disclosure provides methods of making a vitreous bond abrasive article and a metal bond abrasive article. The methods include sequential steps. Step a) includes a subprocess including sequentially: i) depositing a layer of loose powder particles in a confined region; ...more ...less
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US20190022942A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190022942A1
Publication date: 2019-01-24
Application number: 16/137,283
Filing date: 2018-09-20
Abstract: A system for de-powdering one or more objects within a powder print bed comprises a build box configured to contain the powder print bed, and a de-powdering subsystem configured to engage the build box. The de-powdering subsystem comprises a vacuum device configured to withdraw loose powder agitated by the air jet device, and a robotic arm configured to convey the vacuum device to one or more locations on the powder print bed. The system may further comprise an air jet device disposed on the robotic arm, the air jet device configured to agitate, with a jet of air, unbound powder within the powder print bed. The system may further comprise a mechanical agitation instrument configured to facilitate agitation of the unbound powder within the powder print bed. The mechanical agitation instrument may be used in conjunction with one or both of the vacuum device and the air jet device A system for de-powdering one or more objects within a powder print bed comprises a build box configured to contain the powder print bed, and a de-powdering subsystem configured to engage the build box. The de-powdering subsystem comprises a vacuum device configured to withdraw ...more ...less
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US20190001554A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190001554A1
Publication date: 2019-01-03
Application number: 15/637,321
Filing date: 2017-06-29
Abstract: A method of forming a bulk product includes the step of coating a particulate conductive phase material with a binder phase, and forming the coated conductive phase material into at least one of sheet stock, tape formed into a bulk material. A method of forming a bulk product includes the step of coating a particulate conductive phase material with a binder phase and forming the coated conductive phase material into a bulk material. The conductive phase material includes at least one of two dimensional materials, single layer materials, carbon nanotubes, boron nitride nanotubes, aluminum nitride and molybdenum disulphide (MoS2). A component is also disclosed. A method of forming a bulk product includes the step of coating a particulate conductive phase material with a binder phase, and forming the coated conductive phase material into at least one of sheet stock, tape formed into a bulk material. A method of forming a bulk product ...more ...less
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US20190054527A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190054527A1
Publication date: 2019-02-21
Application number: 15/680,733
Filing date: 2017-08-18
Abstract: A method of binder jet printing a part including depositing a layer of a powder on a working surface of a binder jet printer and selectively printing a binder solution having a linkable thermoplastic binder into the layer of the powder in a pattern to generate a printed layer. The pattern is representative of a structure of a layer of the part. The linkable thermoplastic binder includes a first polymer strand and a second polymer strand, the first polymer strand includes a first functional group and the second polymer strand includes a second functional group, and the first and second functional groups non-covalently couple the first polymer strand with the second polymer strand. The method of binder jet printing a part also includes curing the linkable thermoplastic binder in the printed layer to generate a layer of a green body part, heating the green body part above a first temperature to remove at least a portion of the linkable thermoplastic binder and generate a brown body part, and heating the brown body part above a second temperature to sinter the powder to generate the part. The part is substantially free of char residue. A method of binder jet printing a part including depositing a layer of a powder on a working surface of a binder jet printer and selectively printing a binder solution having a linkable thermoplastic binder into the layer of the powder in a pattern to generate a printed layer ...more ...less
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US20190054536A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190054536A1
Publication date: 2019-02-21
Application number: 16/103,958
Filing date: 2018-08-16
Abstract: A metallic ink for solvent-cast 3D printing, the ink comprising a solution or a gel of a polymer in a volatile solvent, and heat-sinterable metallic particles dispersed in the solution or gel, wherein the particles are present in a particles:polymer weight ratio of more than about 85:15, is provided. There is also provided a method of manufacturing this ink and a method of manufacturing a solvent-cast metallic 3D printed material using this ink. A metallic ink for solvent-cast 3D printing, the ink comprising a solution or a gel of a polymer in a volatile solvent, and heat-sinterable metallic particles dispersed in the solution or gel, wherein the particles are present in a particles:polymer weight ratio of more than ...more ...less
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US20190063371A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190063371A1
Publication date: 2019-02-28
Application number: 16/101,000
Filing date: 2018-08-10
Abstract: Provided herein are various improvements to rocket engine components and rocket engine operational techniques. In one example, a rocket engine propellant injection apparatus is provided that includes a manifold formed into a single body by an additive manufacturing process and comprising a fuel cavity and an oxidizer cavity. The manifold also includes one or more propellant feed stubs, the one or more propellant feed stubs protruding from the manifold and formed into the single body of the manifold by the additive manufacturing process, with at least a first stub configured to carry fuel to the fuel cavity and at least a second stub configured to carry oxidizer to the oxidizer cavity. The manifold also includes a plurality of injection features formed by apertures in a face of the manifold, ones of the plurality of injection features configured to inject the fuel and the oxidizer for combustion. Provided herein are various improvements to rocket engine components and rocket engine operational techniques. In one example, a rocket engine propellant injection apparatus is provided that includes a manifold formed into a single body by an additive manufacturing process and ...more ...less
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US20190061262A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190061262A1
Publication date: 2019-02-28
Application number: 15/690,228
Filing date: 2017-08-29
Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) printing method for printing a 3D object is provided. The 3D printing method is applicable to a 3D printing apparatus, and includes: sequentially executing a sequence of printing commands to print the 3D object; obtaining an adjustment signal during executing the printing commands, wherein the adjustment signal is used for adjusting a printing parameter; and adjusting the printing parameter in one of the printing commands in response to the obtained adjustment signal. In addition, a 3D printing apparatus using the 3D printing method is also provided. A three-dimensional (3D) printing method for printing a 3D object is provided. The 3D printing method is applicable to a 3D printing apparatus, and includes: sequentially executing a sequence of printing commands to print the 3D object; obtaining an adjustment signal during ...more ...less
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US20190032491A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190032491A1
Publication date: 2019-01-31
Application number: 15/658,928
Filing date: 2017-07-25
Abstract: In a first aspect, there is a method of making a rotor blade, including designing at least one of an upper skin, a lower skin, a support network, and components therefor; and forming at least one of the upper skin, the lower skin, a support network, and components therefor using an additive manufacturing process. In a second aspect, there is an airfoil member having a root end, a tip end, a leading edge, and a trailing edge, the airfoil member including an upper skin; a lower skin; and a support network having a plurality of interconnected support members in a lattice arrangement and/or a reticulated arrangement, the support network being configured to provide tailored characteristics of the airfoil member. Also provided are methods and systems for repairing an airfoil member. In a first aspect, there is a method of making a rotor blade, including designing at least one of an upper skin, a lower skin, a support network, and components therefor; and forming at least one of the upper skin, the lower skin, a support network, and components therefor using ...more ...less
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US20190060996A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190060996A1
Publication date: 2019-02-28
Application number: 16/166,805
Filing date: 2018-10-22
Assignee: ARCAM AB
Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing three-dimensional articles with porosity. A model is created of a porous structure, said creating step comprising the steps of: defining a three-dimensional space comprising a predetermined pattern of nodes, wherein said nodes are connected together in a predetermined manner with struts, moving each node in said three-dimensional space a randomized distance, which distance is less than a predetermined value and in a randomized direction, slicing said three-dimensional space into a predetermined number of two-dimensional layers with a predetermined thickness, slicing said three-dimensional article into two-dimensional layers with a predetermined thickness, applying one two-dimensional layer of said article on one two-dimensional layer of said porous structure resulting in a porous two-dimensional layer of said article, repeating said applying step for all two dimensional layers of said article, manufacturing the three-dimensional article with porosity according to the model by exposing fusible material to an energy source. Disclosed is a method for manufacturing three-dimensional articles with porosity. A model is created of a porous structure, said creating step comprising the steps of: defining a three-dimensional space comprising a predetermined pattern of nodes, wherein said nodes are ...more ...less