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1. (WO2014204569) REGENERATING AN ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED COMPONENT TO CURE DEFECTS AND ALTER MICROSTRUCTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/204569    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/034453
Publication Date: Thu Dec 25 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 18 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: C30B 15/02
C30B 15/00
Applicants: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Inventors: MCBRIEN, John
CASTLE, Lea, Kennard
SPANGLER, Brandon, W.
XU, JinQuan
Title: REGENERATING AN ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED COMPONENT TO CURE DEFECTS AND ALTER MICROSTRUCTURE
Abstract:
One embodiment includes a method to regenerate a component. The method includes additively manufacturing the component with at least a portion of the component in a near finished shape. The component is encased in a shell mold, the shell mold is cured, the encased component is placed in a furnace and the component is melted, the component is solidified in the shell mold, and the shell mold is removed from the solidified component.