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ELECTROMAGNETIC PRINT NOZZLE HAVING AN EXTRUDER FOR DIRECT-WRITE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

United States Patent Application

20180021877
A1
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A method and apparatus for additive manufacturing that includes a material guide for directing a supply of working material. An electro-magnetic heater is provided to heat and deposit molten working material as a new supply of working material is forced through the material guide. A single or twin screw extruder is provided within for advancing, mixing and/or depositing the working material through a tip positioned at an end of the material guide.
RIOS, Orlando (Knoxville, TN), CARTER, William G. (Oak Ridge, TN), SIMS, Zachary C. (Johnson City, TN)
UT-BA TTELLE, LLC (OAKRIDGE TN)
15/ 484,967
April 11, 2017
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.