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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF A COMPLEX PRODUCT

United States Patent Application

20170049008
A1
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A method of producing a complex product includes designing a three dimensional preform of the complex product, creating a three dimensional preform of the complex product using the model, depositing a material on the preform, and removing the preform to complete the complex product. In one embodiment the system provides a complex heat sink that can be used in heat dissipation in power electronics, light emitting diodes, and microchips.
Pascall, Andrew J. (Livermore, CA), Coe, Hannah Grace (Anchor Point, AK), Jackson, Julie A. (Livermore, CA), Patra, Susant K. (Brentwood, CA)
14/ 823,194
August 11, 2015
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO APPLICATIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0001] The United States Government has rights in this application pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.