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United States Patent Application

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Methods and compositions for additive manufacturing that include reactive or thermosetting polymers, such as urethanes and epoxies. The polymers are melted, partially cross-linked prior to the depositing, deposited to form a component object, solidified, and fully cross-linked. These polymers form networks of chemical bonds that span the deposited layers. Application of a directional electromagnetic field can be applied to aromatic polymers after deposition to align the polymers for improved bonding between the deposited layers.
Kunc, Vlastimil (Concord, TN), Rios, Orlando (Knoxville, TN), Love, Lonnie J. (Knoxville, TN), Duty, Chad E. (Loudon, TN), Johs, Alexander (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge TN)
14/ 252,423
April 14, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.