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PARTICULATES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES

United States Patent Application

20170044354
A1
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A particulate for an additive manufacturing technique includes metallic particulate bodies with exterior surfaces bearing a polymeric coating. The polymeric coating is conformally disposed over the exterior surface that prevents the underlying metallic body from oxidation upon exposure to the ambient environment by isolating the metallic particulate bodies from the ambient environment. Feedstock materials for additive manufacturing techniques, and methods of making such feedstock, are also disclosed.
She, Ying (East Hartford, CT), Klecka, Michael A. (Vernon, CT), El-Wardany, Tahany I. (Bloomfield, CT), Espinal, Anais (West Hartford, CT), Schmidt, Wayde R. (Pomfret Center, CT), Dardona, Sameh (South Windsor, CT)
14/ 822,713
August 10, 2015
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AR-0000308 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.