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USE OF VARIABLE WAVELENGTH LASER ENERGY FOR CUSTOM ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

United States Patent Application

20170216971
A1
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A laser-based additive manufacturing system tailored to be material specific based on the laser wavelength or frequency used. The system adjusts the frequency/wavelength of the laser during the process to improve coupling efficiency and/or tailor heating and cooling profiles of different materials.
DeMuth, James A. (Livermore, CA), Kramer, Kevin J. (Redmond, WA)
15/ 008,702
January 28, 2016
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.