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1. (WO2017041113) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WAVE FUNCTION BASED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/041113    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/050443
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Sep 07 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B22F 3/105
B29C 67/00
B33Y 10/00
Applicants: FEETZ, INC.
Inventors: BEARD, Nigel
EDMONDSON, Walter
PHILLIPS, John William
BITONTI, Francis Anthony
BEARD, Lucy
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WAVE FUNCTION BASED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Abstract:
A system configured to facilitate formation of additive manufacturing objects is described. The system may obtain a virtual three-dimensional representation of an object, determine positions for layered series of contour lines for the object based on three-dimensional representation; and determine individual wave functions that correspond to a given contour line for a given layer. An individual wave function may indicate a three or more dimensional waveform pathway for an additive manufacturing platform to follow within a given layer when forming the given layer of the object. The system may control movement of the additive manufacturing platform to additively manufacture the object following waveform pathways. Controlling movement of the additive manufacturing platform based on the wave functions facilitates additively manufacturing objects without a need for support material for overhanging features. The present system is controlled to additively manufactured objects having a knit, weave, and/or other fabric-like texture.