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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING VIA DIRECT WRITING OF PURE METAL AND EUTECTICS THROUGH LATENT HEAT POSITION CONTROL

United States Patent Application

20170203359
A1
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An Additive manufacturing system for producing metal parts from pure metal or eutectic alloys. The system includes a reservoir for melting the metal and a long heated tube for conditioning the alloy for extrusion in the semi-solid state through a nozzle.
Pascall, Andrew J. (Livermore, CA), Campbell, Geoffrey H. (Livermore, CA), Duoss, Eric B. (Dublin, CA), Hunt, Ryan M. (Aix-en-Provence, FR), Kuntz, Joshua (Livermore, CA), Spadaccini, Christopher M. (Oakland, CA)
15/ 001,454
January 20, 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.