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METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING OF CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS

United States Patent Application

20170144373
A1
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Methods and systems for three-dimensional printing of conductive materials are disclosed. A molten filament containing a conductive material is extruded from a print head of a three-dimensional printer. A magnetic field is applied to the print head. The magnetic field may be a magnet or an electromagnet. The magnetic field may be applied at the tip of the extruder, nozzle, or nozzle tip of the print head.
Erikson, Rebecca L. (Richland, WA), Hutchison, Janine R. (Richland, WA), Barrett, Christopher A. (Richland, WA), Christ, Josef F. (Pasco, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland WA)
14/ 949,494
November 23, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.