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1. US20200206977 - PROCESS FOR FABRICATION OF FIBER COMPOSITES USING DUAL-CURE FREE-FORM 3D-PRINTED TAILORED FIBER PLACEMENT PREFORM

Office United States of America
Application Number 16235252
Application Date 28.12.2018
Publication Number 20200206977
Publication Date 02.07.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
B29B 11/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
BPREPARATION OR PRETREATMENT OF THE MATERIAL TO BE SHAPED; MAKING GRANULES OR PREFORMS; RECOVERY OF PLASTICS OR OTHER CONSTITUENTS OF WASTE MATERIAL CONTAINING PLASTICS
11Making preforms
14characterised by structure or composition
16comprising fillers or reinforcements
B33Y 10/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
33ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
YADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
10Processes of additive manufacturing
B33Y 30/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
33ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
YADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
30Apparatus for additive manufacturing; Details thereof or accessories therefor
B33Y 50/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
33ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
YADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
50Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
02for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
B29B 13/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
BPREPARATION OR PRETREATMENT OF THE MATERIAL TO BE SHAPED; MAKING GRANULES OR PREFORMS; RECOVERY OF PLASTICS OR OTHER CONSTITUENTS OF WASTE MATERIAL CONTAINING PLASTICS
13Conditioning or physical treatment of the material to be shaped
08by using wave energy or particle radiation
B29C 70/48
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
CSHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING
70Shaping composites, i.e. plastics material comprising reinforcements, fillers or preformed parts, e.g. inserts
04comprising reinforcements only, e.g. self-reinforcing plastics
28Shaping operations therefor
40Shaping or impregnating by compression
42for producing articles of definite length, i.e. discrete articles
46using matched moulds, e.g. for deforming sheet moulding compounds or prepregs
48and impregnating the reinforcements in the closed mould, e.g. resin transfer moulding
CPC
B33Y 10/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
33ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
YADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
10Processes of additive manufacturing
B29B 11/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
BPREPARATION OR PRETREATMENT OF THE MATERIAL TO BE SHAPED; MAKING GRANULES OR PREFORMS; RECOVERY OF PLASTICS OR OTHER CONSTITUENTS OF WASTE MATERIAL CONTAINING PLASTICS
11Making preforms
14characterised by structure or composition
16comprising fillers or reinforcement
B33Y 30/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
33ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
YADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
30Apparatus for additive manufacturing; Details thereof or accessories therefor
B29K 2101/10
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
KINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES B29B, B29C OR B29D, RELATING TO MOULDING MATERIALS OR TO MATERIALS FOR ; MOULDS, ; REINFORCEMENTS, FILLERS OR PREFORMED PARTS, e.g. INSERTS
2101Use of unspecified macromolecular compounds as moulding material
10Thermosetting resins
B29B 13/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
BPREPARATION OR PRETREATMENT OF THE MATERIAL TO BE SHAPED; MAKING GRANULES OR PREFORMS; RECOVERY OF PLASTICS OR OTHER CONSTITUENTS OF WASTE MATERIAL CONTAINING PLASTICS
13Conditioning or physical treatment of the material to be shaped
08by using wave energy or particle radiation
B29C 70/48
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
CSHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING
70Shaping composites, i.e. plastics material comprising reinforcements, fillers or preformed parts, e.g. inserts
04comprising reinforcements only, e.g. self-reinforcing plastics
28Shaping operations therefor
40Shaping or impregnating by compression
42for producing articles of definite length, i.e. discrete articles
46using matched moulds, e.g. for deforming sheet moulding compounds [SMC] or prepregs
48and impregnating the reinforcements in the closed mould, e.g. resin transfer moulding [RTM] ; , e.g. by vacuum
Applicants Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Inventors Karsten Bruening
Title
(EN) PROCESS FOR FABRICATION OF FIBER COMPOSITES USING DUAL-CURE FREE-FORM 3D-PRINTED TAILORED FIBER PLACEMENT PREFORM
Abstract
(EN)

A method for generating a thermoset Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite preform includes: dispensing, from a print head of a 3D-printer, a dual-cure resin coated fiber including a dual-cure resin with a ultra-violet (UV)-curable component and a thermally-curable component; curing, during the dispensing of the dual-cure resin coated fiber, the UV-curable component with a UV light source such that the dual-cure resin coated fiber is partially cured and contacting lengths of the partially-cured dual-cure resin coated fiber bond together; and positioning the print head during the dispensing and curing of the dual-cure resin coated fiber to three-dimensionally print the thermoset FRP composite preform.

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