Orlando, FL: Florida-based 3D Manufacturing OEM nScrypt has received US Patent No. 10,500,830, entitled “Apparatus and Method for 3D Fabrication”, which contains two independent claims and 17 dependent claims and covers controlled melting, cooling, and extruding of high-temperature plastic, metal, or powder, while preventing the high temperature from spreading into undesirable areas of the print. Other aspects of the invention are the easy removal of diverse extrusion nozzles or pen tips, which may be ceramic and of a conical shape to reduce heat radiation or pressure, and different types of heating units, such as a laser, infrared heat source, or ultrasonic wave generator. The heating element or wiring may be conformally printed on the pen tip or pen tip holder.
According to nScrypt’s CEO, Dr. Ken Church:
“This patent addresses the problem of controlling the heat around the build, confining it and controlling it where you need it. A cool part of this invention is to use 3D printing to accomplish this goal, by printing the wiring or heating element on the nozzle or the nozzle holder. This is a great addition to our patent portfolio.”
nScrypt patents are available for licensing under mutually favorable terms. On this point, Dr. Church says:
“We want to see 3D manufacturing move forward as an industry, with innovation lifting all boats, without patents getting in the way.”
Orlando, Florida-based nScrypt designs and manufactures award-winning, next-generation, high-precision microdispensing, 3D Manufacturing, and biomanufacturing equipment and solutions for industrial applications, with unmatched accuracy and flexibility. Serving the printed electronics, electronics packaging, solar cell metallization, communications, printed antenna, life science, chemical/pharmaceutical, defense, space, 3D printing, and bioprinting industries, our equipment and solutions are widely used by the military, academic and research institutes, government agencies and national labs, and private companies. The nScrypt BAT Series Bioprinter, which won the 2003 R&D 100 award, launched to the International Space Station in July 2019. www.nScrypt.com.
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