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K-9 training aids made using additive manufacturing

United States Patent

9,897,419
February 20, 2018
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Additive Manufacturing (AM) is used to make aids that target the training of K-9s to detect explosives. The process uses mixtures of explosives and matrices commonly used in AM. The explosives are formulated into a mixture with the matrix and printed using AM techniques and equipment. The explosive concentrations are kept less than 10% by wt. of the mixture to conform to requirements of shipping and handling.
Reynolds; John G. (San Ramon, CA), Durban; Matthew M. (Livermore, CA), Gash; Alexander E. (Brentwood, CA), Grapes; Michael D. (Livermore, CA), Kelley; Ryan S. (Byron, CA), Sullivan; Kyle T. (Brentwood, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
15/ 596,101
May 16, 2017
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.