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1. (WO2018199877) GENERATING A MANUFACTURING JOB

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/199877    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/029049
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B29C 64/393
B29C 64/182
B33Y 50/02
Applicants: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
Inventors: GONZALEZ, Sergio
GONZALEZ ROGEL, Jordi
SHEPHERD, Matthew A.
Title: GENERATING A MANUFACTURING JOB
Abstract:
An additive manufacturing apparatus includes an additive manufacturing engine and an input to receive a plurality of part files to create a plurality of parts. Each part file includes a description of a part to be created by the additive manufacturing engine. A processor interprets a part file to read the description of the part from the part file, stores at least a portion of the description of the part, and repeats the interpretation and storing for each of the received part files. A job composer generates a manufacturing job using the stored descriptions and using characteristics of the additive manufacturing engine, and provides the generated manufacturing job to the additive manufacturing engine.