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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF SEMI-SOLID METAL ALLOYS USING ULTRASONIC AGITATION

United States Patent Application

20170203357
A1
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Apparatus, systems, and methods that ultrasonically agitate a semisolid metal slurry to prevent dendrite formation that can lead to clogging of a nozzle during direct metal writing.
Pascall, Andrew J. (Livermore, CA), Duoss, Eric B. (Dublin, CA), Hunt, Ryan M. (Aix-en-Provence, FR), Kuntz, Joshua (Livermore, CA), Spadaccini, Christopher M. (Oakland, CA), Vericella, John (Oakland, CA)
15/ 001,491
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.