3D Systems had 44 patents in 3D printing during Q4 2023. The 3D Systems Corp patents filed in Q4 2023 include a 3D printing system with a waste collection subsystem, a door locking system for a 3D printing system, a bioextruder assembly for printing biomaterials, a manufacturing system with an additive manufacturing system and a fluid supported molding system, and an additive manufacturing device for producing layered components using infill material strands. GlobalData’s report on 3D Systems gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

3D Systems grant share with 3D printing as a theme is 43% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: 3d printing system with waste collection subsystem (Patent ID: US20230415418A1)

The patent filed by 3D Systems Corp. describes a three-dimensional (3D) printing system that includes a resin vessel, a fabrication subsystem, a waste collection subsystem, and a controller. The fabrication subsystem forms the 3D article through layer-by-layer selective curing of photocurable resin, with the waste collection subsystem capturing partially polymerized resin as the build plate support structure moves upward. The controller operates the vertical movement mechanism to lower the build plate support structure and raise the waste collection subsystem to unload the partially polymerized resin.

The system's vessel contains photocurable resin, with the build plate occupying a majority of the vessel area and a rectangular gap between the build plate and the vessel wall. The waste collection subsystem includes an intake positioned within this gap to capture resin as the build plate rises. Additionally, the waste collection subsystem features a sieve container and conduit to facilitate the flow of resin. The method of operating the system involves translating the build plate support structure to lower and raise the waste collection subsystem to unload the partially polymerized resin, with the controller managing these operations effectively. The system's design and method of operation aim to optimize the 3D printing process by efficiently collecting and managing partially polymerized resin during fabrication.

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