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1. (WO2017151432) LIGHT CURE MOLDING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151432    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/019418
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 25 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B29C 33/06
B29C 33/20
B29B 7/26
B29B 7/24
B29B 7/28
Applicants: MOLDMAN SYSTEMS LLC
HOPKINS, Ryan R.
TAMS, Frederic Randall
Inventors: HOPKINS, Ryan R.
TAMS, Frederic Randall
Title: LIGHT CURE MOLDING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
A molding system is provided. The molding system includes a resin source and a mold set. The mold set defines a cavity and includes an LED and a covering portion configured to separate the LED from the contents of the cavity. A light pipe portion is configured to deliver light from the LED to a portion of the cavity away from the LED. The mold set defines a resin input port through which the cavity is configured to receive resin from the resin source. The mold set includes a valve configured to prevent resin flow into the cavity in a closed configuration and to prevent light from the LED in the cavity from exiting the cavity through the input port when the valve is in a closed configuration. The molding system includes a controller configured to cause the LED to illuminate when the valve is in a closed configuration and to cause the LED not to illuminate when the valve is in an open configuration.