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1. (WO2017194108) ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MATERIAL MANAGEMENT STATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/194108    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/060651
Publication Date: Fri Nov 17 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri May 13 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B29C 67/00
B33Y 40/00
B65G 65/34
B05C 19/06
Applicants: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.,
Inventors: CHANCLON, Ismael
ALONSO, Xavier
CASTANO, Jorge
Title: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MATERIAL MANAGEMENT STATION
Abstract:
An additive manufacturing material management station, comprising: a build material supply conduit (382, 582) with a build material supply connector (385, 585) to releasably connect between a management station body and a build material supply container to couple a flow of a fluid carrying a building material supply from within the supply container to the management station body; and a station data processor, wherein the supply connector comprises: a connector body; a suction nozzle (597) projecting from the connector body to form a mating fit with an outlet of a build material supply container in use; and a data communicator to provide data communication between the station data processor and a data memory chip (394) of the supply container (314).