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Title: Systems and methods for automated nozzle design and 3D printing

Abstract

A present disclosure relates to a system for automatic design and manufacturing of 3D printing units and 3D products. The system is configured to obtain specification of a target structure corresponding to a 3D product; automatically determine a design and a printing path of a 3D printing unit based on the specification of the target structure, wherein the 3D printing unit is a micronozzle unit configured to print the target structure of the 3D product; automatically determine a manufacturing procedure to print the 3D printing unit based on the specification of the target structure; and instruct a 3D printer to print the 3D printing unit according to the manufacturing procedure and the printing path of the 3D printing unit.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1805624
Patent Number(s):
10946588
Application Number:
16/081,812
Assignee:
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29C - SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B33 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY B33Y - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
DOE Contract Number:  
CMMI-1548261; SC0001293
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/03/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lewis, Jennifer A., Skylar-Scott, Mark Andrew, Mueller, Jochen, and Kolesky, David B. Systems and methods for automated nozzle design and 3D printing. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Lewis, Jennifer A., Skylar-Scott, Mark Andrew, Mueller, Jochen, & Kolesky, David B. Systems and methods for automated nozzle design and 3D printing. United States.
Lewis, Jennifer A., Skylar-Scott, Mark Andrew, Mueller, Jochen, and Kolesky, David B. Tue . "Systems and methods for automated nozzle design and 3D printing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805624.
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