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1. (WO2017197023) UNPACKING 3D PRINTED OBJECTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/197023    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/032016
Publication Date: Fri Nov 17 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu May 11 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B29C 64/255
B29C 64/357
B33Y 40/00
Applicants: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
Inventors: CHANCLON, Ismael
ALONSO, Xavier
MORROS, Marc
NICOLAU, Marc
JIMENEZ, Manuel
Title: UNPACKING 3D PRINTED OBJECTS
Abstract:
An apparatus is provided for unpacking objects built using build material in an additive manufacturing process, the apparatus comprising: an unpacking compartment; a collection hose to operate within the unpacking compartment to recover by suction non-fused build material from around built objects; and a recovered build material tank coupled to the collection hose to receive non-fused build material recovered by the collection hose; the apparatus to provision recovered non-fused build material from the recovered build material tank for an additive manufacturing process.