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1. (WO2018140232) ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM HAVING AUTOMATED REINFORCEMENT THREADING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/140232    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/013044
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 11 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B29C 64/10
B29C 64/118
B33Y 10/00
B33Y 30/00
Applicants: CC3D LLC
Inventors: TYLER, Kenneth Lyle
STOCKETT, Ryan C.
Title: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM HAVING AUTOMATED REINFORCEMENT THREADING
Abstract:
An additive manufacturing system is disclosed. The additive manufacturing system may include a moveable support, and a print head connected to the moveable support. The print head may be configured to discharge a continuous reinforcement that is wetted with a liquid matrix. The additive manufacturing system may also include an auto-threader configured to thread the continuous reinforcement through the print head, and a controller in communication with the moveable support, the print head, and the auto-threader. The controller may be configured to selectively activate the auto-threader at a start of a manufacturing process.