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1. (WO2017040266) TECHNIQUES FOR SURFACE PREPARATION DURING ADDITIVE FABRICATION AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040266    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048941
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 27 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B29C 67/00
B22C 7/00
B22F 3/10
B29C 67/04
Applicants: FORMLABS, INC.
Inventors: FERGUSON, Ian
OIKONOMOPOULOS, Konstantinos
THOMAS, Steven
FRANTZDALE, Ben
SOHN, Nicholas, M.
Title: TECHNIQUES FOR SURFACE PREPARATION DURING ADDITIVE FABRICATION AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Abstract:
According to some aspects, an additive fabrication device is provided configured to form layers of material on a build platform, each layer of material being formed so as to contact a container in addition to the build platform and/or a previously formed layer of material. The additive fabrication device may comprise a container and a wiper, wherein the wiper comprises a wiper arm and a wiper blade coupled to said wiper arm using a pivoting coupling.