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1. (WO2017194127) SELECTING A TASK IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/194127    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/060706
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
G05B 19/4099
B22F 3/105
Applicants: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
Inventors: RAMIREZ MUELA, David
PUIGARDEU ARAMENDIA, Sergio
SANCHEZ RIBES, Salvador
Title: SELECTING A TASK IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Abstract:
In an example, a method of controlling an additive manufacturing apparatus to generate a three dimensional object comprises processing successive layers of build material so as to form successive layers of a three dimensional object, wherein the processing of each layer is performed within a predetermined layer processing time by a plurality of components. The method may further include selecting, by at least one processor, from a plurality of ancillary tasks, at least one ancillary task to be performed in relation to at least one component of the plurality of components. The method may further include scheduling, by at least one processor, the at least one ancillary task to be performed in relation to the at least one component within the predetermined layer processing time for a single layer or for multiple layers of the build material.