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1. (WO2018129072) ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS INCLUDING A PARTICULATE DISPENSER AND METHODS OF OPERATING SUCH SYSTEMS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/129072    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/012226
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 04 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B29C 64/336
B29C 64/343
B29C 64/165
B29C 64/153
B33Y 30/00
B33Y 10/00
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: DIAL, Laura, Cerully
VINCIQUERRA, Anthony, Joseph
OPPENHEIMER, Scott, Michael
Title: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS INCLUDING A PARTICULATE DISPENSER AND METHODS OF OPERATING SUCH SYSTEMS
Abstract:
An additive manufacturing system includes a particulate delivery system including at least one dispenser configured to dispense a plurality of first particulates and a plurality of second particulates onto a surface. The particulate delivery system includes a first particulate supply and a second particulate supply coupled to the at least one dispenser. The at least one dispenser is configured to deposit the plurality of first particulates and the plurality of second particulates adjacent each other. At least a portion of at least one of the plurality of first particulates and the plurality of second particulates is fused.