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1. US20170102689 - System and method for real time closed-loop monitoring and control of material properties in thermal material processing

Office United States of America
Application Number 15287951
Application Date 07.10.2016
Publication Number 20170102689
Publication Date 13.04.2017
Grant Number 10816491
Grant Date 27.10.2020
Publication Kind B2
IPC
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GPHYSICS
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GPHYSICS
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19Programme-control systems
02electric
18Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form
4097characterised by using design data to control NC machines, e.g. CAD/CAM
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BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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10Processes of additive manufacturing
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50Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
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BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
CSHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING
64Additive manufacturing, i.e. manufacturing of three-dimensional objects by additive deposition, additive agglomeration or additive layering, e.g. by 3D printing, stereolithography or selective laser sintering
30Auxiliary operations or equipment
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CPC
B29C 64/386
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
CSHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING
64Additive manufacturing, i.e. manufacturing of three-dimensional [3D] objects by additive deposition, additive agglomeration or additive layering, e.g. by 3D printing, stereolithography or selective laser sintering
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386Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
G01N 25/18
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
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18by investigating thermal conductivity
B33Y 10/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
33ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
YADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
10Processes of additive manufacturing
B33Y 50/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
33ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
YADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
50Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
02for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
G05B 19/4099
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
19Programme-control systems
02electric
18Numerical control [NC], i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form
4097characterised by using design data to control NC machines, e.g. CAD/CAM
4099Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
B22F 3/1055
Applicants Amir Khajepour
Mohammad Hossein Farshidianfar
Adrian Gerlich
Inventors Amir Khajepour
Mohammad Hossein Farshidianfar
Adrian Gerlich
Agents Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Jeffrey W. Wong
Title
(EN) System and method for real time closed-loop monitoring and control of material properties in thermal material processing
Abstract
(EN)

The disclosure is directed at a method and apparatus for integrated real-time monitoring and control of microstructure and/or geometry in thermal material processing (TMP) technologies. The method includes obtaining real-time thermal dynamic variables, such as, but not limited to the cooling rate, peak temperature and heating rate, and geometry of the thermal material process. These real-time thermal variables are then analyzed along with a thermal model to determine a microstructure/geometry model. This microstructure/geometry model can then be used to provide the real-time monitoring and control of a finished state for the material being processed by the thermal material processing procedure.