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1. (WO2017156348) ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF COMPOSITES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156348    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021693
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B29C 67/00
B33Y 30/00
B33Y 70/00
B29K 307/04
B29L 31/00
Applicants: MANTIS COMPOSITES INC.
Inventors: CHAPIRO, Michael R.
DELAY, Michael J.
DUNN, Ryan C.
ZILAR, David M.
Title: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF COMPOSITES
Abstract:
An additive manufacturing apparatus having a three-dimensional movement system comprising a first part; a second part coupled to the first part and movable relative to the first part; a third part coupled to the first part and the second part and movable relative to the first part and movable relative to the second part wherein the three-dimensional movement system moves an assembly in three dimensions relative to a base; a rotatable build table coupled to the base, and rotatable in a first plane parallel to the base; and a nozzle, wherein the assembly comprises the nozzle, wherein the nozzle is rotatable in a second plane not parallel to the base, wherein the nozzle comprises an opening for passing a printer filament through the nozzle, and for depositing the printer filament onto the build plate.