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Title: Lifting and removal device for additive manufacturing system

Abstract

An attachment device for lifting and removing build plates and additive manufactured parts built on the build plates from an additive manufacturing machine. The attachment device may fit onto a lift trolley to cooperatively engage with and lift the build plate upward off of a surface of the additive manufacturing machine. The attachment device may include a support bar, two lifting arms, and a mounting bracket. The support bar may have a slider track formed therethrough, so that the lifting arms can be adjusted to correspond with a width of the build plate. The lifting arms may each having a channel formed along a length thereof and an interfacing portion slidably located within the slider track. The channels may be sized and shaped to engage with a bottom surface and/or opposing edges of the build plates. The mounting bracket may attach to a lifting device of the lift trolley.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC, Kansas City, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600344
Patent Number(s):
10493525
Application Number:
15/151,266
Assignee:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29C - SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0000622
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/10/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Barr, Christian. Lifting and removal device for additive manufacturing system. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Barr, Christian. Lifting and removal device for additive manufacturing system. United States.
Barr, Christian. Tue . "Lifting and removal device for additive manufacturing system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600344.
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abstractNote = {An attachment device for lifting and removing build plates and additive manufactured parts built on the build plates from an additive manufacturing machine. The attachment device may fit onto a lift trolley to cooperatively engage with and lift the build plate upward off of a surface of the additive manufacturing machine. The attachment device may include a support bar, two lifting arms, and a mounting bracket. The support bar may have a slider track formed therethrough, so that the lifting arms can be adjusted to correspond with a width of the build plate. The lifting arms may each having a channel formed along a length thereof and an interfacing portion slidably located within the slider track. The channels may be sized and shaped to engage with a bottom surface and/or opposing edges of the build plates. The mounting bracket may attach to a lifting device of the lift trolley.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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