US Patent No. 10,694,590

ELECTROMAGNETIC PRINT NOZZLE FOR DIRECT-WRITE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING


Patent No. 10,694,590
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Electromagnetic Print Nozzle For Direct-write Additive Manufacturing
Inventorship Orlando Rios, Knoxville, TN (US)
William G. Carter, Oak Ridge, TN (US)
Zachary C. Sims, Johnson City, TN (US)
Lonnie J. Love, Knoxville, TN (US)
Phillip C. Chesser, Knoxville, TN (US)
Assignee UT-BATTELLE, LLC, Oak Ridge, TN (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,590

1. A printing nozzle for use in deposition for additive manufacturing comprising:a plurality of rollers configured to be in lateral contact with outside edges of an electromagnetically susceptible working material for advancing the working material forward during operation, wherein the plurality of rollers is connected to a stepper motor by a set of gears;
a material guide for permitting a desired flow of the working material, the material guide comprising a plurality of channels configured to permit direct contact between the working material and the rollers during operation;
a tip positioned at an end of the material guide for depositing the working material in an appropriate position in space; and
an electromagnetic heating element positioned with respect to the material guide.