Jabil has been granted a patent for an innovative 3D printer nozzle design that enhances print control and speed. The nozzle includes a sheath, wire coil for temperature control, energy receiver, and a cooling element for improved performance. GlobalData’s report on Jabil gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Jabil, Powder bed fusion was a key innovation area identified from patents. Jabil's grant share as of January 2024 was 50%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent granted for a 3d printer nozzle with refined print control

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Jabil Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11878469B2) discloses a novel 3D printer nozzle design that incorporates multiple temperature zones for enhanced printing capabilities. The 3D printer nozzle comprises at least one sheath with a wire coil embedded inside, providing different temperature zones. These temperature zones are further enhanced by the inclusion of a cooling element within the structure. The patent also details the use of energy receivers such as a thermocouple to regulate and monitor the temperature effectively.

Moreover, the patent extends to a heating element specifically designed for a 3D printer nozzle, mirroring the features of the previously mentioned design. This heating element includes a sheath, wire coils for creating temperature zones, a cooling element, and energy receivers. The staggered arrangement of temperature zones along the longitudinal axis of the 3D printer nozzle, along with the specific coil densities in different nozzle portions, showcases the intricate design aimed at optimizing printing performance. Additionally, the use of nichrome wire coils and energy receivers like thermocouples further highlights the attention to detail in ensuring precise temperature control for efficient 3D printing processes.

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