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ELECTROMAGNETIC PRINT NOZZLE FOR DIRECT-WRITE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH RESISTIVE RENDITIONS

United States Patent Application

20180027616
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 advancement mechanism comprising one or more pistons, pushers, plungers and/or pressure regulation systems are positioned behind at least a portion of the supply of working material for advancing the working material forward. The working material is heated using an electro-magnetic heating element and the melted or molten working material is deposited from 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-BATTELLE, LLC (OAK RIDGE TN)
15/ 484,937
April 11, 2017
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.