US Patent No. 10,772,246

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR SHIELDING NEUTRON AND PHOTON RADIATION


Patent No. 10,772,246
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Additive Manufacturing For Shielding Neutron And Photon Radiation
Inventorship Daniel P. Speaker, San Antonio, TX (US)
Albert J. Parvin, Jr., San Antonio, TX (US)
Nathan B. Hall, Annapolis, MD (US)
Assignee SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE, San Antonio, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,772,246

1. A method for making a radiation shielding component comprising:providing a resin material;
providing a metal selected from W, Pb, Sn or Sb;
providing B4C;
combining said resin, metal and B4C and depositing successive layers in a 3D printer to form an additively manufactured component wherein said component provides shielding for both neutron and photon based radiation.