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1. (WO2017196352) HEATER FOR 3D PRINTER AUGER SCREW

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/196352    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/032159
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 10/00
B33Y 30/00
B33Y 40/00
B33Y 50/02
Applicants: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
Inventors: FERRIS, Cristian
LASO PLAZA, Elena
COMAS, Esteve
MARTIN VIDAL, Pau
MOSQUERA, Gerard
TORRENT, Anna
CHIRON, Adrien
Title: HEATER FOR 3D PRINTER AUGER SCREW
Abstract:
In example implementations, an apparatus includes a storage unit, an auger screw, a housing enclosing the auger screw and at least one heater coupled to the housing. The augers screw receives a build material from the storage unit and delivers the build material to a build platform via movement of the auger screw. The build material is heated by the at least one heater as the build material is being moved by the auger screw.