Canon had 23 patents in 3D printing during Q1 2024. Canon Inc filed patents related to shaping methods using energy beams on powder containing silicon carbide and metal boride, curable resin compositions for producing three-dimensional objects, powders heated by light containing silicon monoxide particles and other particles, methods of producing manufactured objects by fusing material powders with energy beams, and photocurable resin compositions containing fluororesin particles. GlobalData’s report on Canon gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Canon had no grants in 3D printing as a theme in Q1 2024.

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Application: Shaping method and shaping powder material (Patent ID: US20240100736A1)

The patent filed by Canon Inc. describes a shaping method that involves irradiating a powder containing silicon carbide and metal boride with an energy beam based on shape data to shape an object. The metal boride used in the method has a melting point lower than the sublimation point of silicon carbide, ensuring effective shaping.

The method allows for precise shaping of objects by irradiating a powder mixture of silicon carbide and metal boride with an energy beam, with the metal boride chosen from specific options like chromium monoboride and vanadium diboride. The particle size of the silicon carbide powder, the content ratio of silicon carbide to metal boride, and the use of a laser beam as the energy source are all key aspects of the shaping process outlined in the patent. The unique feature of using a metal boride with a lower melting point than the sublimation point of silicon carbide ensures efficient shaping without compromising the integrity of the materials.

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