System and method for removing three-dimensional printed parts from a platen using inductive heating and gravity

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9782964
APP PUB NO 20160288415A1
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14677161

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A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional object facilitates removal of the three-dimensional object from the platen on which the object was formed. The method includes rotating the platen from a horizontally level position to a position at an angle to the level position to enable gravity to urge the three-dimensional object away from the platen and inductively heating the platen to melt support material at the boundary of the object and the platen to release the three-dimensional object from the platen.

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XEROX CORPORATIONSTAMFORD, CT13750

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TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION (1)
* 2016/0096,326 SELECTIVE ZONE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUILD PLATE 2 2014
 
STRATASYS LTD. (1)
2014/0265,032 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 2 2013
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 2014/0220,168 Automated Three-Dimensional Printer Part Removal 2 2014
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
6269938 Over/under line feed system 5 1999
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
6571702 Printer with vacuum platen having bimetallic valve sheet providing selectable active area 8 2000
* 2004/0262,803 Methods and systems for producing improved coloring in an object produced through solid freeform fabrication 22 2003
 
XEROX CORPORATION (1)
8911199 Cart with a support surface having a selectively adjustable contour and a printing system sheet stacker incorporating the cart 2 2013
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
* 2016/0067,740 THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) PRINTER WITH A BUILD PLATE HAVING MULTI-DEGREE OF FREEDOM MOTION 2 2014
 
3D SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 5141680 Thermal stereolighography 131 1990
 
KOENIG & BAUER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
5094095 Printing plate bending apparatus 2 1990
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