US Patent No. 10,336,006

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING


Patent No. 10,336,006
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Methods And Apparatus For Additive Manufacturing
Inventorship Adam Cohen, Dallas, TX (US)
Assignee Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,336,006

1. A method for additive manufacturing of a composite article comprising:forming a three-dimensional mesh comprising a plurality of fibers by:
alternately inserting a first subset of the plurality of fibers along the X-axis between a third subset of the plurality of fibers along the Z-axis followed by inserting a second subset of the plurality of fibers along the Y-axis between the third subset of the plurality of fibers along the Z-axis to form a layer, fibers in each subset separated by gaps which form voids between the plurality of fibers;
introducing a flowable, solidifiable material into the layer; and
solidifying the material;
wherein the material at least partially surrounds the fibers and wherein portions of the material are solidified to form a solid matrix embedding the fibers.