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Jabil had 38 patents in 3D printing during Q1 2024. Jabil Inc filed patents in Q1 2024 for innovative methods and systems to enhance additive manufacturing processes. These include advanced nozzles with sensors for precise control, in-line inspection systems for monitoring and cleaning nozzles, and heating elements for improved print control and speed. Additionally, they have developed a method for three-dimensional foam molding using electromagnetic energy to selectively melt pulverant layers, resulting in high-quality products. GlobalData’s report on Jabil gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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

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Application: Apparatus, system and method of providing a fff printing nozzle (Patent ID: US20240092019A1)

The patent by Jabil Inc. describes an apparatus, system, and method for enhancing print control and speed in additive manufacturing nozzles by incorporating sensors on the inside or outside of the nozzle or on an interstitial substrate layer. These sensors can measure various parameters such as heat, force, flow, strain, stress, and extrusion force, and can be strategically placed along the center axis or at different points on the nozzle to optimize sensing capabilities based on the specific requirements of the sensor.

The method outlined in the patent involves coating a metallic chamber with a first ceramic coating, maintaining a pass-through for sensor connection, insulating an elongated heating element, and enclosing both the sensor and heating element with a second insulative coating. The sensors used can detect characteristics of the print material, and the coatings can be applied using techniques such as vacuum deposition, chemical vapor deposition, plasma vapor deposition, or sputtering. The sensors can include heat sensors, pressure sensors, stress gauges, strain gauges, flow meters, or integrated RTD elements, and can be part of a feedback loop for characterizing the liquid being extruded.

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