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1. WO2016111764 - PROCÉDÉ ET SYSTÈME DE TRAITEMENT D'UNE PIÈCE DE CONSTRUCTION CRÉÉE PAR UN PROCESSUS DE FABRICATION ADDITIVE

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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A method, comprising:

receiving, by a computer system, a three dimensional (3D) definition of a build piece from which a build plan has been derived;

generating, by the computer system, based on the 3D definition, a processing plan that comprises a plurality of robotic instructions to successively orient a build piece created by an additive manufacturing process into successive orientations; and

outputting, by the computer system, the processing plan for use by a robotic controller.

2. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

inputting, by a robotic controller, the processing plan; and causing, by the robotic controller, a robotic manipulator to execute the processing plan.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the processing plan further comprises

instructions to vibrate the build piece.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the 3D definition comprises a cavity with a plurality of sections; and

wherein each successive orientation corresponds to a section.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the 3D definition comprises a cavity with a plurality of sections; and

wherein each successive orientation allows at least one medium to move in a section.

6. The method of claim 1 , further comprising generating robotic instructions to load at least one medium into a cavity of the build piece.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein each of the successive orientation defines the same angle between a surface of the build piece and the horizontal.

8. The method of claim 1, wherein the robotic instructions to successively orient a build piece into successive orientations specify a plurality of durations, each successive orientation having a corresponding duration.

9. The method of claim 8, wherein each duration is calculated based on a length of a corresponding section defined by the 3D definition.

10. A method, comprising:

receiving, by a robotic control system, a processing plan that comprises a plurality of robotic instructions to successively orient a build piece created by an additive manufacturing process into successive orientations, wherein the processing plan is generated based on a 3D definition of the build piece;

causing, by the robotic control system, a communicably coupled robot to successively orient the build piece into successive orientations.

11. The method of claim 10, wherein the processing plan further comprises

instructions to vibrate the build piece.

12. The method of claim 10, wherein the 3D definition comprises a cavity with a plurality of sections; and

wherein each successive orientation corresponds to a section.

13. The method of claim 10, wherein the 3D definition comprises a cavity with a plurality of sections; and

wherein each successive orientation allows at least one medium to move in a section.

14. The method of claim 10, wherein the processing plan further comprises a plurality of robotic instructions to load at least one medium into a cavity of the build piece.

15. The method of claim 10, wherein each of the successive orientation defines the same angle between a surface of the build piece and the horizontal.

16. The method of claim 10, wherein the robotic instructions to successively orient a build piece into successive orientations specify a plurality of durations, each successive orientation having a corresponding duration.

17. The method of claim 16, wherein each duration is calculated based on a length of a corresponding section defined by the 3D definition.

18. A method, comprising:

orienting, by a robot, a build piece into successive orientations, wherein:

the build piece is created by an additive manufacturing process according to a build plan;

the build plan is created based on a (3D) definition of the build piece

the successive orientations are defined based on the (3D) definition of the build piece.

19. The method of claim 18, further comprising vibrating the build piece.

20. The method of claim 18, wherein the build piece comprises a cavity with a plurality of sections; and

wherein each successive orientation corresponds to a section.

21. The method of claim 18, wherein the build piece comprises a cavity with a plurality of sections; and

wherein each successive orientation allows at least one medium to move in a section.

22. The method of claim 18, further comprising loading at least one medium into a cavity of the build piece.

23. The method of claim 18, wherein each of the successive orientation defines the same angle between a surface of the build piece and the horizontal.

24. The method of claim 18, wherein to orient, by the robot, the build piece into successive orientations, robot orients the build piece into successive orientations, and for each successive orientation, pauses at each successive orientation for corresponding durations.

25. A non-transitory computer storage device encoded with computer program instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause a computer device to perform operations, comprising:

receiving, by a computer system, a three dimensional (3D) definition of a build piece from which a build plan has been derived;

generating, by the computer system, based on the 3D definition, a processing plan that comprises a plurality of robotic instructions to successively orient a build piece created by an additive manufacturing process into successive orientations; and

outputting, by the computer system, the processing plan for use by a robotic controller.

26. The computer storage device of claim 25, wherein the operations further comprise:

inputting, by a robotic controller, the processing plan; and causing, by the robotic controller, a robotic manipulator to execute the processing plan.

27. The computer storage device of claim 25, wherein the processing plan further comprises instructions to vibrate the build piece.

28. The computer storage device of claim 25, wherein the 3D definition comprises a cavity with a plurality of sections; and

wherein each successive orientation corresponds to a section.

29. The computer storage device of claim 25, wherein the 3D definition comprises a cavity with a plurality of sections; and

wherein each successive orientation allows at least one medium to move in a section.

30. The computer storage device of claim 25, wherein the operations further comprise generating robotic instructions to load at least one medium into a cavity of the build piece.

31. The computer storage device of claim 25, wherein each of the successive orientation defines the same angle between a surface of the build piece and the horizontal.

32. The computer storage device of claim 25, wherein the robotic instructions to successively orient a build piece into successive orientations specify a plurality of durations, each successive orientation having a corresponding duration.

33. The computer storage device of claim 32, wherein each duration is calculated based on a length of a corresponding section defined by the 3D definition.

34. A method, comprising:

loading at least one medium into a cavity of a build piece, the build piece being created by an additive manufacturing process; and

moving the medium in the cavity by orienting the build piece into successive orientations.

35. The method of claim 34, wherein the cavity has a plurality of sections; and wherein each successive orientation corresponds to a section.

36. The method of claim 34, further comprising vibrating the build piece.

37. The method of claim 34, wherein the build piece comprises a cavity with a plurality of sections; and

wherein each successive orientation corresponds to a section.

38. The method of claim 34, wherein the build piece comprises a cavity with a plurality of sections; and

wherein each successive orientation allows at least one medium to move in a section.

39. The method of claim 34, wherein each of the successive orientation defines the same angle between a surface of the build piece and the horizontal.

40. The method of claim 34, wherein to the medium in the cavity by orienting the build piece into successive orientations, the build piece is moved into successive orientations paused at each successive orientation or corresponding durations.

41. The method of claim 34, wherein the medium comprising an abrasive surface.

42. The method of claim 34, wherein the cavity has a cavity surface; and moving the medium in the cavity polishes the cavity surface.

43. The method of claim 34, wherein the build piece has a support structure in the cavity; and

wherein moving the magnetic medium in the cavity removes the support structure from the build piece.

44. The method of claim 34, wherein the additive manufacturing process results in a build material in the cavity; and

wherein moving the medium in the cavity removes a build material from the cavity.

45. An article of manufacture obtained by the method of claim 34.