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Method for freeforming objects with low-binder slurry

United States Patent

June 11, 2002
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In a rapid prototyping system, a part is formed by depositing a bead of slurry that has a sufficient high concentration of particles to be pseudoplastic and almost no organic binders. After deposition the bead is heated to drive off sufficient liquid to cause the bead to become dilatant.
Cesarano, III; Joseph (Albuquerque, NM), Calvert; Paul D. (Tucson, AZ)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 476,940
January 3, 2000
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.