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1. (WO2017194118) OVERFLOW ROUTING OF NON-FUSED BUILD MATERIAL

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/194118    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/060687
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 53/66
B65G 65/32
B05B 7/14
Applicants: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.,
NICOLAU, Marc
ALONSO, Xavier
MORROS, Marc
GARCIA, Gema
CHANCLON, Ismael
Inventors: NICOLAU, Marc
ALONSO, Xavier
MORROS, Marc
GARCIA, Gema
CHANCLON, Ismael
Title: OVERFLOW ROUTING OF NON-FUSED BUILD MATERIAL
Abstract:
A build material management system for a 3D printing system is described in which non-fused build material is recovered from a collection source (102, 203) of the build material management system. A storage container fill indicator indicative of an availability of a further capacity in a storage container of the build material management system is determined by processing circuitry (295) of the build material management system. A routing of the non-fused build material from the collection source (102, 203) to at least one of the storage container and an overflow port based on the storage container fill indicator is controlled by the processing circuitry (295). At least a portion of the non-fused build material is to be stored by the storage container. An overflow portion of the non-fused build material is to be output by the overflow port.